I wanted to try my hand at speaker building, so this is my first project to completion. I have car audio and home theater experience, but always wanted to build my own speakers as a hobby. I love the sound of slotted ports, so i decided this is the way I would design the enclosure. Walnut baffle was given to me from a friend, so I decided to incorporate it into the build.
Size, Aesthetics, A chance to design and build my own crossovers. Smooth bass output.
I chose maple for the main enclosure, walnut for the baffle. this is wood I had laying around. Milled everything flat, glued up and ready to build.
The most difficult part of construction was by far the ports, as everything had to line up perfectly on final glue up. I was actually measuring with calipers to make this happen. Round over on the top, baffle was left square and trimmed with a flush bit.
Many hours of reading and understanding crossovers was a huge part of this project. The reward was definitely worth the time and effort.
I could not be happier with the sound of this speaker. Crystal clear highs, mids and a nice extended bass output. Although I do have woodworking experience, it was great to learn something new and had a blast doing it.
About the Designer:
I currently work at a machine shop in Buffalo. Many hobbies including woodworking, electronics, some furniture building.
Project Parts List:
|Dayton Audio ND25FA-4 1″ Soft Dome Neodymium Tweeter|
|Dayton Audio TCP115-8 4″ Treated Paper Cone Midbass Woofer 8 Ohm|