Having recently moved from an apartment to house I now have a few rooms that require some sort a stereo setup. One of them is a small office with a desktop computer system. I was looking for a smallish pair of bookshelf speakers to be used with the computer as near-field monitors. The primary use will be listening to music while working / playing on the computer. For an amplifier I will be using a Topping TP23. This is a 25WPC class-T digital amplifier with USB input. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=310-334
For the bookshelf speakers I decided on using the Fostex FE103En fullrange driver
. With a fullrange driver I won't need a crossover filter and since they will be used near-field a baffle step compensation filter
will not be required.
For the enclosure I decided to try out the Bass Reflex plans that come with the Fostex FE103En fullrange driver
I did a number of little modifications and tweaks to the Fostex FE103En fullrange speaker drivers
And a couple of photos of the speakers.
To test out the speakers I have been using them in the family room connected to a 2012 Dennon A/V HDMI reciever. The player is a Oppo BDP-83 and the other component is a Panamax mains voltage regulator / filter / surge protector. Behind the chair is a 10-inch (250 mm) diameter subwoofer in a sealed enclosure to fill out the bottom end. The speakers work well well used in this role. I use the A/V to set the crossover point between the sub and the speakers.
I'll be trying the speakers out in the office soon, so more notes to follow and eventually a project page.