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    Hi geeks just wondered if anyone was into electronics and making thier own stuff, I aim to start making my own Bluetooth Speakers and am looking for a supplier of the parts to do this, any help advice or pointers in the right direction would be great

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    I made more loudspeakers than my wife wants to remember

    for the easy part: BT kits can be picked up from fleabay or dx.com, or alibaba

    the before I write 4 pages of nerdy audio ramblings, a few questions:
    • where should they be going? living room? portable?
    • what's the budget?
    • what is your skill level in woodworking and electronics?
    • What size?
    • what are your expectations for the sound quality?

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    • #3
      As henkjan says if you answer the questions above. There are quite a few different kits around though
      Greg

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Henkjan View Post
          I made more loudspeakers than my wife wants to remember

          for the easy part: BT kits can be picked up from fleabay or dx.com, or alibaba

          the before I write 4 pages of nerdy audio ramblings, a few questions:
          • where should they be going? living room? portable?
          • what's the budget?
          • what is your skill level in woodworking and electronics?
          • What size?
          • what are your expectations for the sound quality?
          Placement could be anywhere around the house or even outdoors

          Budget is flexible but I think maybe £250 limit

          Skill level is moderate I can solder and use tools as I need to, woodworking isn't needed as I intend to use old items such as radios etc to turn into bluetooth spekars

          Max size speakers will be 5 inch

          Sound quality needs to be reasonable nothing spectacular maybe equal to £100 to £200 of the shelve speaker

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          • #6
            With the budget you have it might be worth considering https://www.mopidy.com/ with a decent DAC coupled up to hifi amp and speakers. Add a phatdac to your pi https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi...CABEgIt-_D_BwE and get a second hand amp and speakers
            Greg

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            • #7
              Hi Greg I intend to convert old equipment to be used as a Bluetooth speaker then sell not keep for my use, thanks for the links though

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              • #8
                If you want to use an existing design, then it should be for a speaker of approx the same dimensions as the new "box" you want to use. Both bass unit and crossover design are tied to that

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the advice guys now any ideas where I can buy these kits

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                  • #10
                    battery powered or from wall socket?

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                    • #11
                      could be both I suppose with rechargeable circuit perhaps

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                      • #12
                        then you need to find a low power consumption amplifier (class D), that will run on 12V

                        I'll do search for some projects to serve as examples

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                        • #13
                          Makes sense Rikki, so you're planning on buying up old kit adding bluetooth ability then selling on?

                          I'd suggesting having a look through on aliexpress.com as there is all sorts of kit on there that you could try.
                          Greg

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                          • #14
                            Yes that is the plan seen some lovely old Bakelite type radios that are no longer working or repairable and thought why not up-cycle them

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                            • #15
                              for the amp: look for e.g. Ta-2024 based kits, they have low power consumption and should run on 12V

                              project for a portable speaker on a boat: http://forum.zelfbouwaudio.nl/viewto...rdicht#p164231
                              (you'll probably want to use google translate, it's in Dutch)

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