$100 – $500
Ported portable speaker system with two 3 inch full range speakers, one 8 inch woofer and a Kenwood headunit
Wanted a portable speaker system for at work that has the sound I like and didn’t have to put a lot of money into it because of it being a shop system. Don’t wanna ruin expensive things. Also wanted to re-purpose a Kenwood headunit to control everything.
FaitalPro 3FE25 3″ Professional Full-Range Woofer 4ohm. Part # 294-1103
Ported enclosure roughly .5 cubic foot. Enough space to let the PartsExpress buyout 8″ woofer cause avalanches from deep low bass
Made from wood used to build Noah’s Arc
No external crossover was used. High pass and low pass filters were done on the kenwood headunit as well as subwoofer control (the 8″ woofer) and 3 band parametric eq
Tips & Tricks:
I originally had 3.5″ speakers in there and went down to 3″ speakers so I just put hot glue to fill the space around the full ranges. Doesn’t look the cleanest with the glue showing but it does allow some of the blue LED light from inside the box to show around them aswell as the ports
The buyout speaker has an impressive preformance for it only costing under $20. The full ranges sound very detailed, although harsh with the “sss” sound at times still sounds very nice and clear. The Kenwood headunit is by far the coolest feature in this build. Has Bluetooth, usb and aux connectivity. Will charge device If connected to usb. Variable color led display and plenty more features. A voltage stepdown was needed because the Kenwood runs off 14v and the power supply is 24v I believe.
About the Designer:
Probably the most awesome person you’ll ever meet. Unless you meet me.