I built a modern take on a vintage 60s speaker that could handle bluetooth and turntables.
Build a beautiful standalone or pairable speaker set for home hifi uses under $500 in parts
2 x GRS 8PF-8 8″ part # 292-408
2 x Dayton Audio DC25T-8 1″ Titanium Dome Tweeter part # 275-045
Quarter inch mdf with cabinet grade walnut veneer. Higher density MDF half inch for the front, rear and bottom panels. Top and side reinforced as needed.
Digital crossover using Dayton Audio KABD-4100 part # 325-434 and Dayton Audio KPX #325-139 with sigma studio
Tips & Tricks:
DSP and sigma studio are incredibly powerful and they can save $ overall especially during R&D time sound shaping your crossovers and combining stereo inputs to mono.
Sounds great as a mono cabinet. I’ve made variations of this design to work as a pair. Each with one tweeter and one 10inch woofer in stereo with a matching cabinet and a share amplifier board.
About the Designer:
I make and sell portable suitcase speakers for years. This was a fun experiment into home audio and true stereo separation when used as a pair. Please consider sound absorbing feet for setting a turntable on top of a speaker, Better yet consider a wall shelve to further element vibrations.
Project Parts List:
|GRS 8PF-8 8″ Paper Cone Foam Surround Woofer
|Dayton Audio DC25T-8 1″ Titanium Dome Tweeter
|Dayton Audio KABD-4100 4 x 100W All-in-one Amplifier Board with DSP and Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD
|Parts Express Chassis Mount RCA Jack Pair
|2.1 x 5.5mm DC Coaxial Barrel Power Panel Mount Jack with Internal Switch and Locking Option
|Dayton Audio KPX In-Circuit Programmer USB
|Dayton Audio KAB-FC Function Cables Package for Bluetooth Amplifier Boards
|Speaker Grill Cloth Fabric Black/White/Silver Yard 36″ Wide
|24volt power supply
|Custom laser cut front and rear brass faceplates
|Brass Furniture Legs
|Custom made brass volume knob