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Project by steliart posted 05-06-2017 10:25 AM 1067 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

JBL Custom Made Speakers

Hi fidelity speakers, custom designed and made from Baltic Birch plywood and laminated with a synthetic floor tiling and finished in black.
Each speaker Compartment is wired and insulated for better performance.
Dimension are always subject to the size of the speakers used… this one has a base about 45X45cm and are 120cm tall.

Thank you for visiting
Stelios AKA Steliart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 05-06-2017 12:31 PM

Cool rounded top on the speakers. Does the floor tiling give better acoustics ?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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tyvekboy

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#2 posted 05-06-2017 01:51 PM

WOW!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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steliart

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#3 posted 05-06-2017 01:53 PM



Cool rounded top on the speakers. Does the floor tiling give better acoustics ?

- doubleDD


Thank you Dave !!!
Even though everything behind the plywood is insulated with special foam cloth about 5mm thick, we found that the tiling smooths the sound a bit more… not a necessary step, as it’s up to you what sound you like best and since the JBL are a bit Rock that helped to soften the acoustics. Also I think it gave the speakers as a furniture a more unique look :D !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#4 posted 05-06-2017 01:54 PM



WOW!

- tyvekboy


Hey tyvekboy Thanks for visiting !!! :D

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#5 posted 05-06-2017 03:03 PM

That is a cool looking design .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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steliart

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#6 posted 05-06-2017 03:20 PM



That is a cool looking design .

Klaus

- kiefer

Thank you Klaus, glad you liked it
:D !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-06-2017 03:30 PM

You did a great job on these speaker units. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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steliart

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#8 posted 05-06-2017 03:48 PM



You did a great job on these speaker units. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


thank you dear Charles !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#9 posted 05-06-2017 04:37 PM

WOW! I bet it sounds like it looks!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 05-06-2017 05:31 PM

Very nice speakers, uber cool.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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steliart

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#11 posted 05-06-2017 06:15 PM



WOW! I bet it sounds like it looks!

- majuvla


Thanks Ivan… the JBLs are good speakers :) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#12 posted 05-06-2017 06:15 PM



Very nice speakers, uber cool.

- Rick M


Thank you Rick !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#13 posted 05-06-2017 07:48 PM

That is definitely eye catching!
Very pleasing design.
Just wondering, is there any resonance from the plywood?

I used to line my speaker cabinets with ceramic tile and build them out of MDF; nice sound but very heavy!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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steliart

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#14 posted 05-06-2017 08:04 PM



That is definitely eye catching!
Very pleasing design.
Just wondering, is there any resonance from the plywood?

I used to line my speaker cabinets with ceramic tile and build them out of MDF; nice sound but very heavy!

- oldnovice


Thank you oldnovice !!!
With the insulation and the tiling over I have notice no resonance. The MDF was no choice in what we had mind when building them as I had build in MDF before and I know a bit that heavy sound you are saying. So we took a risk as it was my first in plywood and honestly I like this sound better… but then again I used that tiling here so the comparison between the two materials might not be accurate.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#15 posted 05-07-2017 02:07 AM

Great job, love those speakers! Any advice for a newby on making speakers? I have an old 1950s entertainment console ( radio and turn table) that is taking up too much room but want to keep the speakers and the receiver since they work great but I haven’t a clue how to make speaker boxes with all the correct parts

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