Solarfish

Solarfish


Designer:
Graham Howe

Project Category:
Bookshelf Speakers

Project Level:
Beginner

Project Time:
20+ Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
BR-1 and TriTrix MTM components in customer made cabinets. I have six other BR-1s that will make up a full surround system.

Design Goals:
I wanted a classic high end look with contrasting natural woods.

Driver Selection:
Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2″ Classic Woofer Part # 295-305
Dayton Audio DC28F-8 1-1/8″ Silk Dome Tweeter Part # 275-070

Enclosure Design:
Homemade 1/8″ veneer, walnut and zebra wood on 5/8″ MDF substrate. Top, bottom and sides mitered joints. Thick solid walnut edge banding to allow for heavy roundover.

Enclosure Assembly:
Polyurethane construction adhesive throughout. Biscuits for alignment.

Crossover Design:
As per BR-1 and TriTrix MTM kits, no modifications.

Conclusion:
Very happy with the appearance and the sound. This was a very enjoyable experience.

About the Designer:
Amateur woodworker and first time speaker builder in Ontario Canada

Project Parts List:

Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2″ Classic Woofer
Dayton Audio DC28F-8 1-1/8″ Silk Dome Tweeter

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