06 November 2006

BD-Pipes with Radioshack 40-1197

Originally Posted: 22 January 2006

BD-Pipes with Radio Shack 40-1197Football sucked today! Jake Plummer should stick to taking field goal snaps.

On the bright side, I finished a BD-Pipes Project with the Radio Shack 40-1197 today! Almost two years of planning and finally some results. A special thank you goes out to Andrea and her dad at the Minnedosa speaker factory for all their fine carpentry work.

The drivers are 4" Radio Shack 40-1197 (FE103) full rangers, two of them per enclosure and thus no need for a baffle step compensation (BSC) circuit! The speakers are still being broken in, but thus far they sound pretty darn good. I am surprised how much bass these little four inch drivers produce. Being full range, the imaging is great. So far, I am pretty pleased with the sound. I'm looking forward to hearing how these sound when they are broken in.

For additional information about this DIY Speaker project, see the Radio Shack 40-1197 BD-Pipes Project page.

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