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Any plans/ideas for DIY drum monitor?

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  • Any plans/ideas for DIY drum monitor?

    So I'm sick of listening to my TD-10 through crappy headphones. I'd like to get a monitor so I can rock out in my garage and maybe even do a small show when I'm proficient. I'm also looking for a new project and I would prefer to build my own. Has anyone here done this?

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    I have not built one yet, but I am planning to buy one of these:


    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/psho...number=300-797

    and install it in a passive monitor.

    If you can get a good deal on a used monitor or PA cabinet locally, it seems like a good way to go.
    That website also has lots of good deals on other speaker building supplies.
    TD-20K with TDW-20, SPD-S
    Custom AtoE DIY with Expanded TD-10 / TD-8
    Handsonic HPD-10
    Gretsch Catalina Maple A-drums / A. Zildjian cymbals

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    • #3
      If you have a decent cabinet stereo, you can play them through that without any kind of amp. Just go from your module outputs into the audio inputs on the back of the cabinet. Otherwise you will need to build an amp with a speaker to play through. There are lots of diy amps available. I usually go to this forum for diy audio. http://www.diyaudio.com/ They have some good stuff and some links to other sites. Just do a search for exactly what you are after.
      sigpic JerEd Systems, LED drum triggers

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      • #4
        I have built one, I call it wedgy. I will take some pictures tomorrow night for you. I am in the process of building the woofer. All the gear has arrived for it.

        Ill post pics of wedgie tomorrow night

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tomrbland View Post
          I have built one, I call it wedgy. I will take some pictures tomorrow night for you. I am in the process of building the woofer. All the gear has arrived for it.

          Ill post pics of wedgie tomorrow night
          Awesome. Please post pics when you get a chance. It sounds like what I want to do.

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          • #6
            Any pics of wedgie yet?

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            • #7
              Oh sorry! I didnt spot your post before! Yeah Ill upload some when I get home.

              Sorry! :s

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              • #8
                It is a wedge shaped design so can sit on the floor next to you or upright where ever. I have found it is just the right height to sit on when I am playing guitar! (It was slightly designed with that in mind) There are 2 line inputs and 2 Instrument inputs, the instrument inputs have slightly higher gains than the lines.

                I am just starting a bass unit for this as it cant handle bass guitar or bass drum at the moment. The bass unit will be a box to sit under it when it is horizontal. It will be about the same size as a small guitar stack.

                It was designed using a free speaker program, I have forgotten which one but Ill find out in a bit. (I have brought one now as the free program didn't quite do all that I wanted it to.)

                Hope this helps. Any questions just ask
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                  One more photo
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