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Project by Hozer posted 04-17-2021 04:05 AM 710 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently designed and built this entertainment center. I made the front curved for several reasons; first I wanted the right and left speakers to be focused on slightly different planes, second I needed the extra volume for the speaker boxes, and third I wanted a woodworking challenge.

There is a 500 watt amp with a down firing 12” sealed subwoofer in the bottom of the case. It has the correct sealed box volume for this sub. The right and left speakers are ported into the receiver area and also have correctly sized box volumes. The TV is a 55”. The receiver supports a 7.1 surround system with my surround speakers built into the ceiling.

The top has a hinged access door for reaching the wires that also acts as a vent. It’s a little difficult to get to the wires (you have to take the TV off the wall mount to reach the access door) but it works well once set up. The speaker grills are held on magnetically. It is a cherry case with wipe on poly.

I focused on making this unit breathable. That’s why I added the top vent and added space around the receiver for airflow. Even when cranked I have not noticed any heat build up. Let me know what you guys think!





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Miles

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#1 posted 04-17-2021 04:33 AM

That’s a really neat build, man. Good job. I like the little open shelves for the remotes and stuff.

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 04-17-2021 04:54 AM

That’s very impressive!

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HankLP

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#3 posted 04-17-2021 07:05 AM

Look, Ma! No wires! Great job and very “clean” installation.

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Gary

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#4 posted 04-17-2021 09:02 AM

Beautiful in design and execution. The curved front is especially cool.

-- Cheers -- g

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Redoak49

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#5 posted 04-17-2021 11:02 AM

Nicely done !

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Eric

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#6 posted 04-17-2021 11:15 AM

Nice build, it looks sturdy too. Little jealous of the amp, bet you get a great sound.

-- Eric, building the dream

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 04-17-2021 12:44 PM

Very unique build. Came out fantastic.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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LeeRoyMan

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#8 posted 04-17-2021 01:03 PM

Besides just the curved front, very clean work.
All the lines are crisp and clean and the fit is spot on.
Very professional. Nice
Bet it sounds great as well.

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Sark

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#9 posted 04-17-2021 02:07 PM

And now on to adjusting the room acoustics for the ultimate sound. I bought a nice sound bar for my TV with separate sub-woofer. And built a nice cabinet of Honduran mahogany. What I found, after a year or two, is that my living room has too much echo/reverb to deliver clean sound with the subwoofer woofing.

The simple test is to listen to a few shows through the TV speaker system only, and a few shows with the fancy sound system going. What I found is that speech was much easier to understand with only the TV. While the upgraded system provides a much fuller richer sound and bass, it muddies the speech in an audible way. Till I get around to fixing the room acoustic response, the sound bar will continue to gather dust.

This is not news to any acoustic engineer or recording buff. Tons of info on the web about how to do room treatments for best audio response such as this one: home theater room acoustic

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 04-17-2021 03:18 PM

Big +++ for all the design work integrating this into your space and adding the features like the shelves, curved front, and sub woofer!

Sub woofers are a much needed accessory since modern TV’s, despite their amazing sound processing ability from small speakers, still can’t really reproduce the ultra-lows. The problem is most subs are largish cubes that are not compatible with most “standard” viewing room decors. You have set up an excellent way to integrate it such a way that it is still functional and not a tripping hazard 8^)

Bravo!

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PaxJen

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#11 posted 04-17-2021 05:08 PM

I like it a lot. Very imaginative way to avoid cable salad piled on the floor.

-- Pax - Maryland

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JHawkFan

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#12 posted 04-20-2021 03:28 AM

Well done!
I’ve built subs before and even built one for a college project. I say that because I understand sizing and am very impressed how you built this! nice job. You not only built a good looking piece you built it to fit the sub and make it functionally correct. Great job. What type of wood did you use? Do the ported speakers help cool the receiver? if so another amazing design. You also hid all the cables/ wires BRAVO!

Clean wood working. Like others have said great job

7.1 with speakers in the ceiling is it Dolby Atmos?

Great job!

-- ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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Hozer

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#13 posted 04-20-2021 03:51 AM


Well done!
I ve built subs before and even built one for a college project. I say that because I understand sizing and am very impressed how you built this! nice job. You not only built a good looking piece you built it to fit the sub and make it functionally correct. Great job. What type of wood did you use? Do the ported speakers help cool the receiver? if so another amazing design. You also hid all the cables/ wires BRAVO!

Clean wood working. Like others have said great job

7.1 with speakers in the ceiling is it Dolby Atmos?

Great job!

- JHawkFan


Thanks! The case is all cherry plywood and edge veneering with the exception of solid cherry for the curved front subwoofer panel. All the vertical panels were dadoed into the horizontal ones making it a very strong case. I designed it all in sketchup which made calculating the volumes for the speaker box enclosures much easier.

My system is indeed currently setup up as a Dolby Atmos system with two surrounds and two surround back speakers in the ceiling. Yes the Left and Right speaker ports face the receiver so in a way they do ‘cool’ the receiver.

My woodworking style is forever changing and right now I’m into clean lines and simple, I’m glad you like the design.

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