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Project by speakerscott posted 2462 days ago 1337 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am an avid semi-professional speaker designer. I used to build them at an attempt to make a living…now I build them mostly for fun. These are a three way tower design, built out of MDF and covered in ribbon mahogany veneer. The finish is a wipe on urethane finish, rubbed out with fine pumice powder…

They use Peerless and Morel drivers.


-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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#1 posted 2462 days ago

Cool! I’ve thought about giving this a try myself. Haven’t gotten around to it yet, though. I used to install car audio custom systems and my first set of home speakers were cobbled together MB quart seperates in MDF boxes. I actually designed the boxes around the Theille/Small (spelling?) parameters of the drivers. They called for alot more airspace than the manufacturer reccommended for a car audio install, that’s for sure!

Your speakers look great! Where to you buy the drivers, and do you have any good links for reviews?

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#2 posted 2462 days ago


-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 2462 days ago



A car audio install typically takes advantage of something called cabin gain…which will allow a smaller box…

I usually buy my drivers at Madisound or Parts Express.


-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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#4 posted 2462 days ago

Great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 2462 days ago

nice job ! will they aggrevate the nieghbors ?

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#6 posted 2462 days ago

Aggrevate? Yeah…the amp is roughly 300W…and the 10” side firing woofers will do THX reference levels at 30Hz….

Needless to say…when I wanted everyone else to listen to what I was listening to I could…

-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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#7 posted 2462 days ago

Very nice looking speakers and great craftsmanship. That looks like a massive and beautiful room where they’re located.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 2462 days ago


-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 2462 days ago

Sounds good!

Looks good!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 2461 days ago

Don’t know much about the drivers, or how speakers work – but I do know what I like….and I like those speakers. The finish is beautiful. Good stuff.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 2461 days ago

They look like they sound really good!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 1763 days ago

very cool!!

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#13 posted 1763 days ago

Nicley done

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1763 days ago

Nice speakers.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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