Project Category:
Bookshelf Speakers

Project Level:

Project Time:
1-8 Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
8” 3-way “bookshelf” speakers in retro art-deco design. Simple sealed enclosure, MDF construction. Air space chosen based on woofer.

Design Goals:
Full range sound, large power handling, relatively flat response.

Driver Selection:
1” dome tweeter: 292-464

4” midrange: 295-160

8” titan woofer: NLA

All drivers are 8 ohm.

Enclosure Design:
Sealed 3-way

Enclosure Assembly:
Decoupage over MDF, magnetic grills

Crossover Design:
PE 800/5000 3-way passive

Tips & Tricks:
The finish was supposed to be smooth – glue down paper with contact cement, and seal with an acrylic spray before poly or use epoxy to avoid wrinkles.

Successful enough build, learned some things. Hopefully I can find a home for these to fund the next project.

About the Designer:
Amature hobbiest working in my basement.

Project Parts List:

GRS 1TD2-8 1″ Designer Dome Tweeter 8 Ohm
Dayton Audio PC105-8 4″ Full-Range Poly Cone Driver
Parts Express Speaker Crossover 3-Way 8 Ohm 800/5,000 Hz 100W

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