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Project by ytsejamr posted 05-29-2013 12:24 PM 3067 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I rocked my 20 year old loudspeakers just a little too hard. I figured it was time to try something I’ve been wanting to do for years. Build my own.

This is a fairly common speaker/design. You can find it at parts express. The cabinet and all that is laid out for you.

This allowed me an opportunity to try veneering for the first time. While I wanted to use a fancy exotic or figured veneer, I went with a simple maple one since it was my first try. I went with paper backed and contact cement. It came out ok . . . had a few bubbles, but all in all, they came out ok.

Other than that, there’s not much to say. You have to build your own crossover, so I got to do a little electrical work.

Oh, I embedded some rare earth magnets in the face and then veneered over them. They hold the grills in place.

-Brian





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drbyte

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#1 posted 05-29-2013 04:47 PM

Looks great! How does the folded horn sound? What size drivers did you use? What is approximate size or listening room? Just wondering. Magnets for the grills is a great idea too!

-- Dennis, WV

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ytsejamr

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 04:53 PM

I’ll answer you in links. :-) Design Drivers Forum

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 09:22 PM

Very cool. A real ‘guy’ thing. Many of us have dreamed of making their own speakers and imagine sitting in front of them thinking they sound really good.. BTW, how do they sound?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 12:22 AM

Nice! I’ve made thoose same speakers from the Parts Express plans and drivers. These do a very respectable job for their price point, I’m pretty happy with the way they sound, however mine are in sealed enclosures.

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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ytsejamr

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 12:52 AM

They sound good. They sound better than my previous set. I don’t have the best ear for this type of stuff, and I blast a lot of heavy music, so it’s hard to say.

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 12:58 AM

Very nicely done—hope they sound as good as they look.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 12:05 PM

They look really nice. A walnut or rosewood cap would be a nice touch.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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ytsejamr

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#8 posted 05-30-2013 12:10 PM

Funny, I originally planned on making some walnut “feet”, and sort of table top (little crown molding and top). Realized I don’t have room for the feet, and decided against both.

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