David F Giroux
$100 – $500
I started with a vibrant 12×24″ metal print of fireworks over the Madison, Wis. city skyline — the “Shake the Lake” show over Lake Monona. This is my own photo, in a high-resolution professional print directly on a sheet of polished aluminum with1.5″ inset metal frame on the back. I installed a Dayton audio 15w/ch amp and 2 Dayton exciters behind the panel. Power switch, volume control, and aux audio input mounted discreetly on the side.
Print made by White House Custom Color
I wanted to conceal a stereo inside a piece of art. As a photographer and speaker builder, this is the convergence of my two hobbies!
Dayton Audio DAEX32EP-4 Thruster 32mm Exciter 40W 4 Ohm Model: DAEX32EP-4|Part # 295-230
The Exciters are mounted directly to the back of the flat aluminum panel
Exciters, amp bracket, and all wires glued or taped to the backside of the panel, concealed by the inset metal frame.
Tips & Tricks:
Start with a really good photograph that people want to hang on the wall.
This is more of a conversation piece than anything else. It’s a great photo with a party trick hidden inside.
About the Designer:
David Giroux is a full-time marketing professional, part-time photographer, aspiring speaker maker, beer snob, foodie, husband and father — Not in that order. See DaveGiroux.com
Project Parts List:
|Dayton Audio DAEX32EP-4 Thruster 32mm Exciter 40W 4 Ohm||
|Dayton Audio KAB-215 2x15W Class D Audio Amplifier Board with Bluetooth 2.1||
Hows the sound quality to your ears? Cell phone cameras really don’t capture audio very well.
Bobby: the midrange is nice and clear, but the high highs in the low low’s are muted. But what can you expect from a sheet of aluminum with two transducers glued to the back?? Sound is surprisingly good for what it is. Certainly not an audiophile solution. More of a party trick, conversation starter, etc.
Very cool project! Love the photo of Madison, used to print color at Burne Color Lab millions of years ago!