|Project by ytsejamr||posted 05-29-2013 12:24 PM||3173 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
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.