|Project by Schnur||posted 04-25-2016 12:24 AM||1919 views||12 times favorited||6 comments|
The marriage of different trades and materials can be used to a stunning effect. By combining fields that are too often exclusive to one another, truly unique pieces can be constructed. This project, the Amiga speakers designed by Paul Carmody, combine the arts of speaker design, electrical, and woodworking. I appreciate his hard work in designing and posting his speaker builds for others to use. Projects like these allow for expanded learning involving multiple different fields. The woodworking involved in the project was straightforward, but the nuances of speaker design and wiring of the crossovers wasn’t second nature to me. It was beneficial to learn a bit about what makes a speaker sound the way it does and how DC current works while building this project.
I tweaked the dimensions Paul provided to better line up with proportions I find aesthetically pleasing. These speakers were constructed from 3/4” MDF and veneered with paper-backed walnut and contact cement. They were finished with five coats of General Finishes satin oil and urethane topcoat. The crossover components were mounted to a 1/4” thick piece of MDF and placed behind the woofer for ease of access.
I am glad I broadened my horizons with a interdisciplinary project such as this and look forward to dabbling in more electrical work in the future.