Echo Dot Dock

Echo Dot Dock


Project Category:
Freestyle Speakers

Project Level:

Project Time:
1-8 Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
DIY Speaker dock with a recessed to hold an Echo dot, full range speakers and Topping T-amp with USB DAC.

All the cables are hidden in a compartment inside the dock with special slot to hold the Topping T-amp. The amp allows me to switch between My PC, the Echo Dot. The Dot runs at full volume with the amp providing

Design Goals:
Provide better sound for my office.

Driver Selection:
Dayton Audio DW3-1053SC 3″ Full Range Driver
Part # 264-880

Enclosure Design:
Basic sealed enclosure sufficiently sized for Dayton Audio DW3-1053SC 3″ Full Range Driver.

Enclosure Assembly:
Rounded cabinet edges and Duratex finish over MDF.

Crossover Design:
No crossover – using full range 3″ speakers

Tips & Tricks:
Some planning and measurement are needed to recess the Echo Dot

Satisfactory sound in a compact speaker, This design could be adapted to any small full range/ 2-way speaker design using amplifier board or small amplifier. The Echo Dot provides Bluetooth connectivity and volume control if needed.

About the Designer:
I am an Chemical Engineer in Houston TX and have been dabbling with speaker building for the last 5 years.

Project Parts List:

Dayton Audio DW3-1053SC 3″ Full Range Driver
Topping TP30-MK2 T-Amp Class T Amplifier with USB-DAC 15 WPC


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  1. 1
    Grant Treanor

    I like the idea or direction. I’m exploring ways to incorporate the DOT as well. Maybe not “integrated” like your is. Q: about the housing. Seems a bit complicated for no reason. Why is there 4 panels in the front with round overs? Something I’m missing? Why not just use one clean front plate with a cut out for the amp? Did you have other intentions? Don’t get me wrong I’m not knocking it. I think it’s a interesting idea with the DOT. Definitely inspired me to think about my own ideas more and actually get the project moving!

  2. 3

    The multiple panels were just an idea I have when building the cabinet and I thought it would be easier than a cutout. I had recently set up a router table and wanted to try rounded corners. I had not already had the topping amp I would have used an internal amp board and let the echo dot control the volume. Good luck with your project.

  3. 4

    The mdf cutouts and TP30 were spot on, love that layout and look. Use a rattle can of Killz or zinser primer with a 320 grit sand and a lacquer finish (experiment with scrap!) and this would be awesome. I respect to the dot, I did something similar with the cables run through the enclosure and the wife approval factor is high. She talks to it constantly…… more than me…… NVM, forget what I said.

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