Small batch of bookshelfs...

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Project by speakerscott posted 11-30-2007 04:33 AM 2105 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a small batch of bookshelf speakers I built a few years ago. Two ways with Peerless tweeters and Vifa woofers…

Tymphany doesn’t manufacture these same woofers any more…and it’s a shame. They were fine drivers.

Ahh…good thing I have 40 left. ;-)

I wonder what’s going to be in my home theater speakers!


-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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#1 posted 11-30-2007 04:44 AM

Nice set of speakers. What are they covered with. The materials.

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#2 posted 11-30-2007 04:59 AM

They are 3/4” MDF with 10mil Paper backed veneer…the whole batch had Cherry, Walnut, and Maple…the finish is a wipe on poly, hand rubbed with pumice powder to a semi-gloss sheen.

-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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#3 posted 11-30-2007 03:13 PM

Nice! Those came out great. I’m curious, why did you use MDF? I have made a few professional PA cabinets, and stage monitors and we always used Baltic birch? Alot of the reason we used baltic was for strength and roadwortheyness but I always felt it was for good sound quality as well.


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#4 posted 11-30-2007 03:53 PM

Very nice!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 12-03-2007 01:53 AM

Wow! Small batch? I’m not savvy with veneering. Do you veneer the stock, and then cut it to size?

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#6 posted 12-03-2007 05:38 PM


The speakers are veneered after the boxes are made, then all routing, machining done for drivers. that way I can minimize glue lines and make sure that there is a clean edge where drivers/etc. are mounted.


-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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#7 posted 12-03-2007 05:40 PM


Baltic birch is used for stage monitors that must handle the abuse of constant moving…as well as to make the speakers lighter…again for ease of transport. For acoustical purposes the heavier, lossier MDF actually makes a deader cabinet…hence perfectly good…and the preferred choice for home speakers.

-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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