Thursday, November 6, 2008

My first DIY Floorstanders

This is an effort to pramote DIY activity in the young people & what can be done using avilable speaker drivers. Why build our own speakers? basically, we can make great sounding speakers at a low cost

We may not achieve the quality of a Rs 1,0000 speaker, but for a couple hundred rupees, you can build speakers that will sound much better than anything you can buy at that price & the satisfaction that you get by building is something great, which cannot be explained. If you are building your own loudspeakers, then you will learn about acoustics, crossovers, woodworking skills, veneering and using tools that you may never have even known existed had you not ventured into one of the most absorbing and satisfying hobbies around.

DIY is for those who want more for less as well as the satisfaction of having created something exceptional, this is my first DIY project. Speaker system is based on D'Appolito MTM-based loudspeaker configuration, uses Vifa drivers with 3 internal braces with double layered front baffle. The lining is padded with 1" sponge and filled with Dacron stuffing & port is tuned to 37Hz. This is a well-rounded and capable speaker that is well suited to many types of music and movies. Bass extention and musicality is it's most impressive with surprising detail and clarity and natural with deep bass. Each weighs 25kgs, uses second order Linkwitz-Riley 2.5 way crossover. Most of the carpentry work done by me.


Blogger Keerthi said...

Awesome blog. Very creative.

January 28, 2010 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Kannan said...

Nice effort. The speakers look pretty good.

June 20, 2017 at 1:18 PM  

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