Passive subwoofer utilizing a Tang Band W5 subwoofer and 8″ Dayton passive radiator.
Utilize Tang Band W5 for a micro subwoofer to accompany a 2.1 setup.
Enclosure is 0.26 cubic feet (8.5″ x 9″ x 9″) constructed of a mixture of 1/2″ and 3/4″ plywood. Added 1/2″ acoustic foam to the side along with poly fill.
Glue only construction
Tips & Tricks:
Cut all common dimensions at the same time on the table saw to ensure consistency.
Get lots of clamps.
Add acoustic insulation before you put the last panel on.
I am very pleased with outcome. The Tang Band driver is an excellent low frequency driver but can be challenging to use in a traditional vented enclosure because the optimal cabinet is so small and the tuning frequency low. I think I need to add the included passive radiator weight though because the tuning frequency seems to be a little too high.
About the Designer:
I am a music lover, musician, and amateur woodworker, so this is the best hobby for me. I still have my Infinity SM62 speakers I purchased when I was about 13 years old.
Project Parts List:
|Tang Band W5-1138SMF 5-1/4″ Paper Cone Subwoofer Speaker|
|Dayton Audio DS215-PR 8″ Designer Series Passive Radiator|
|Parts Express Dual-Ended Gold Binding Post Speaker Terminal Pair|
|Sonic Barrier 1/2″ Acoustic Sound Damping Foam with PSA 18″ x 24″|