Unfortunately, my question bears a small bit of background. I apologize and hope you can bear with me:
I've decided to build a HTPC, including the entire HT part (sans TV & 5.1 speakers) inside a Magnavox BH6748FR02.
I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the original electronics were functional (In so much as I could test them, I don't own records or 8-tracks), and in fact, the unit produces great sound, especially for being almost 40 years old! Hell it gives my logitech z-680's a run for thier money!
I decided to keep and incorporate the old electronics into the build as it adds great flavor and looks quite sassy, especially as it gives that older, rustic, antique feel. Also, did I mention great sound?
Now, my problem. The speakers are too big. I won't pretend to know speaker terminology, but the problem speakers are the large ones producing the bass (sub?... Woofer?). These suckers are around 14"x10" each and are mounted in the sides (therefore extending inward, not back).
I figure 40 years later, there ought to be an appropriate speaker that I can replace them with that would be a fraction of the size (6" maybe?).
For reference, there are 2 channels. Each has 1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large speaker all wired in series. Would that mean it is really 2 speakers (left/right) with three drivers/elements/whatever?
So any suggestions on with what and how to replace the rather large speakers? The small and medium sets are fine.
Would I be better off removing all the speakers and replacing it with a more appropriate modern desktop 2.1 system? (One with great sound?)
I would assume I'd have to dissect the 2.1 system as every 2.1 system I've seen is powered and the power would come from the magnavox in this case instead of the outlet. I fear I might damage the 2.1 system otherwise as I doubt any come with a limiter.
Atleast the modern desktop system will come with sheilding, so I won't have to splurge $50+ on sheilding the speakers. Might be worth sheilding the original unit though... I'm trying to build this thing on the cheap, lol.
I know this isn't directly computer related, but I really don't want to fry my brand new HTPC as it will most likely be right next to the speakers.
Thanks for any help or advice you can give. Speakers aren't realy my thing so I would appreciate any tips or starting points for my research in this area.