Surround sound speakers

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 08-27-2014 04:40 PM 2610 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

First off I want to apologize for the sideways pictures. On my computer they are correctly orientated?

We just purchased our first “Smart TV” and receiver for our newly remodeled “TV Lounge”. Over the years I have sacredly protected a couple pairs of high end speakers I removed form ruined enclosures back in the 70’s.

My thinking was make a box and fasten the speakers to it and wallah you have surround sound speakers. NOT SO! I researched the internet for more information on how to make a speaker enclosure and found out there is some science to making the box enclosure. In the second picture you can see on my shop “whiteboard” all the calculations i needed to perform to obtain the “Optimum Cubic Feet” interior volume for my speakers. Thank goodness for calculators!

After I obtained my Optimum Cu/Ft column for the interior I designed the enclosures for the speakers. I use my router with a template for the speaker holes on the front panels. I did caulk all the interior joints to eliminate air escaping from the boxes, that was one of the things I learned researching this project “the boxes must be air tight and only allow air to move via tuned ports.

I decided to go bold and add the Neon Purple trim to the finished speakers. The new speakers sound terrific and fit the new rooms decor nicely.

I have one last pair of old saved speakers. I’ll start their enclosures soon.

Thanks for looking at my project, let me know what you think and can improve on.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 08-27-2014 07:12 PM

Nice, I would love to make speakers one day.

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