|Project by GabeS||posted 05-07-2012 03:54 AM||5011 views||8 times favorited||5 comments|
My second pair of speakers. These are based on the Zaph Audio design. (for plans see www.zaphaudio.com/ZMV5.html) I was going for the best sound I could get in a sub $200 pair of speakers. These easily blow away speakers at 2-3 times the price. I modified the boxes from Zaph’s design to curve the sides and moved the port to the back. I also disassembled and integrated a Sonic Impact Class T amplifier. They are essentially powered iPod speakers since I can plug in an 1/8” jack source.
As for the woodworking. The fronts are birdeye maple and the sides are makore veneer and Heat Lock that I had left over from my first speaker project. The rough sawn birdeye was a nightmare to plane through my DeWalt 734 because of tearout. I took it to a friends house and ran it through his drum sander. One day I may own one :) The front baffle circle were cut with a Jasper circle cutting jig.
I’ve looked at a lot of DIY kits and designs. This is a great inexpensive speaker design for a first build. Especially for under $150 in non-wood parts. Add a sheet of 2’x4’ 3/4” MDF and some veneer and you good to go.