Flat Panel Speakers

Flat Panel Speakers


Project Category:
Freestyle Speakers

Project Level:

Project Time:
1-8 Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
Speakers made form Dayton Audio exciters and plywood.

Design Goals:
Inexpensive speakers that sound good and fill the room with music and don’t look too bad.

Driver Selection:

Enclosure Design:
24×35 sheet of birch plywood from Home Depot

Enclosure Assembly:
Bought 2 panels of Birch plywood for each side. One panel was left in its original size. The other panel I had cut in half.

I rounded the corners on all panels with a Dremel that has a radius attachment.

Stained the panels with a “walnut” color. Need another coat or two probably.

Attached the exciters at 3/5 height and width as many have recommended.

Crossover Design:
Crossover points are 1300Hz and 4500Hz

Tips & Tricks:
These sounded “muddy” before I used the crossover. With the crossover, I send the low to the large panels and the mid to a smaller panel and the high to a smaller panel.

Still not the “Boom” of a subwoofer but nice enough for what I need.

Nice sounding speakers that look OK on the wall.

Would sound better and produce more sound if the speakers were not mounted to the wall though.

About the Designer:
First ever speaker build. Have no idea what I am doing but just learning as I go.

Project Parts List:

Dayton Audio DAEX32EP-4 Thruster 32mm Exciter 40W 4 Ohm


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      When I attached them to the wall I used command adhesive to attach a small pine block to the wall and double sided tape to attach the pine block the the panel. Two of these blocks per panel at the outermost edges on the left and right side. This gave the panel a little room off the wall but not much. TBH this installation looked cool but transferred too much sound through the wall into the other room. Plus it did not let the panels reach their full potential using both sides to make good sound.

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