Loudspeaker Dieter Rams tribute

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Project by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 02-04-2014 10:52 PM 3727 views 15 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my summer house i wanted a small and elegant loudspeaker to use with the computer or iPhone. Used recycled oak for the frame and beech for the buttons and feet. Built in amplifier. Was a little afraid that solid wood would give unwanted wibrations but it has a surprizingly open and detalied sound.

Read my blog about how i made it here:

Let me know what you think!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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John Cobb

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 12:00 AM

I like the look of this. The recycled oak looks amazing!

-- John Cobb

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 12:22 AM

I really like the speakers but I don’t quite see the Dieter Rams similarity (not that I’m an expert of his work).

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 12:24 AM

very cool, looks nice, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 12:31 AM

quite nice, as i am trying to do something like this, this gave me inspiration and ideas on how to do mine.

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 01:18 AM

Great looking piece. I like it.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 01:49 AM

Excellent! Been thinking about something like this for a while…

-- --"We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in...some of us just go one god further" Richard Dawkins

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 02:14 AM

I have an old set of amplified computer speakers with subwoofer that I was thinking of trashing. Tearing them apart and making something like this seems like a much better idea!

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#8 posted 02-05-2014 02:56 AM

Speakers are always a fun project. Especially when they come out sounding great…

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#9 posted 02-05-2014 08:00 AM

Glad you guys like it!
@Nitreug: This was more a project of working with Dieter Rams mindset than copying his actual style.
@Nayo and bigblockyeti: let us know how it turned out

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#10 posted 02-05-2014 08:27 AM

Really cool project! Now I wish I hadn’t sold my old computer speakers for $5

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#11 posted 02-05-2014 10:37 AM

I love it.
Beautiful design, you have really nailed it.
I’m back in the shop now, so visit will be welcome.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 02-05-2014 07:31 PM

I must say, that is beautiful, very nice work.

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#13 posted 02-05-2014 10:00 PM

That looks amazing! What finish did you put on the oak? I love the color and patina.

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#14 posted 02-06-2014 07:40 AM

Thanks all!
@TexasOak: The finish is described in the blog and the following thread:

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#15 posted 02-09-2014 08:35 PM

Very nice job on your project!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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