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Project Category:
Bookshelf Speakers

Project Level:

Project Time:
20+ Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
Bookshelf speakers

Design Goals:
Unique speakers with high quality sound and appearance

Driver Selection:
All Dayton Audio
1-1/8″ Classic Series Silk Dome tweeter 275-070
4″ Designer Series Coated Paper Cone Woofer 295-424
2-Way Crossover 260-148

Enclosure Design:
The top, bottom and sides of the enclosure are all reclaimed pine from a deck that was torn down. The joints are mitered with splines for reinforcement. The front and back faces of the enclosure are plywood with the front permanently epoxied in place.

Enclosure Assembly:
The speaker cover is carbon fiber/epoxy composite which was cured in a mold custom designed for this project. The vent ports on the side of the speakers are also carbon fiber as are the vent tubes inside the speakers which are connected to the ports.

Crossover Design:
See Parts Express 260-148

Tips & Tricks:
A significant part of this project was done on a CNC router table.

It could all be done by hand as well, however, it requires some carpentry experience.

The idea was to make great sounding speakers that are unique and visually appealing.

About the Designer:
The designer is an engineer and composite parts designer/manufacturer in the aerospace industry. The goal was to put some of those characteristics in the bookshelf speakers to make them ‘one-of-a-kind.’

Project Parts List:

Dayton Audio DC28F-8 1-1/8″ Silk Dome Tweeter
Dayton Audio DS115-8 4″ Designer Series Woofer Speaker
Dayton Audio XO2W-4.5K 2-Way Speaker Crossover 4,500 Hz


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