Flat Panel Speakers

Flat Panel Speakers


Designer:
Kirk

Project Category:
Freestyle Speakers

Project Level:
Beginner

Project Time:
1-8 Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
Speakers made form Dayton Audio exciters and plywood.

Design Goals:
Inexpensive speakers that sound good and fill the room with music and don’t look too bad.

Driver Selection:
295-230

Enclosure Design:
24×35 sheet of birch plywood from Home Depot

Enclosure Assembly:
Bought 2 panels of Birch plywood for each side. One panel was left in its original size. The other panel I had cut in half.

I rounded the corners on all panels with a Dremel that has a radius attachment.

Stained the panels with a “walnut” color. Need another coat or two probably.

Attached the exciters at 3/5 height and width as many have recommended.

Crossover Design:
Crossover points are 1300Hz and 4500Hz

Tips & Tricks:
These sounded “muddy” before I used the crossover. With the crossover, I send the low to the large panels and the mid to a smaller panel and the high to a smaller panel.

Still not the “Boom” of a subwoofer but nice enough for what I need.

Conclusion:
Nice sounding speakers that look OK on the wall.

Would sound better and produce more sound if the speakers were not mounted to the wall though.

About the Designer:
First ever speaker build. Have no idea what I am doing but just learning as I go.

Project Parts List:

Dayton Audio DAEX32EP-4 Thruster 32mm Exciter 40W 4 Ohm

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