What are you doing during the Quarantine?
Just sold a 8" powered sub for $50 I picked up for free.
New project Small 2 ways but into a 190x190x190 cinder blocks From hardware for $3.10 each. Speakers and crossover from some Samsung surround front speakers I picked up free on hard rubbish. Nice 19mm dome tweeter and 75mm mid. oh and 75mm passive radiators in the rear.
Plan as satelites with a sub and put on stands made from concrete paver and stel post from the hardware.
nice! Won’t have to worry about flexing with that enclosure or bracing for that matter.
So far I’ve built 2 sub enclosures with 2 jbl’s 10s and a eminence labc12. Working on a set of bookshelves with 2 parts express 6.5s and the Dayton 4” coaxial.
Well got one of them done toady the other one isn’t too far behind (only so many clamps) not completely happy with them looks wise.They’re only the second stereo speakers I’ve built. Coming from the car audio I have built plenty of sub enclosures though. Definitely a new challenge.
They sound great considering the drivers I used. Had them hooked up to my parts express 2.1 amp board. We’ll see how they sound in a man cave on more power
They’re going in my brothers house. He wants to mount them just above his tv (really only place they’ll go in his room with everything else that’s in there and tv taking up all of the entertainment center) they’re upside down in the pic from how they’ll be mounted.
I made the boarders myself that was a bit of a pain. I’m thinking about using lumber sometime. I’m not really interested in learning how to veneer and I hate working with mdf. I don’t have a planner but considering using my router. Wouldn’t want to try it on a large project at least not on the first try.
i have some left over plywood though that I need to use up so I will be building a set of smaller bookshelf's 2 way(for a buddy)with the 6.5 buy outs and a t25 buy out tweeter with a sd270 10 dvc Dayton. They’ll be hooked up to a Dayton 2.1 amp. Planning on kurffing the bookshelf speakers making the front sides and back out of one piece.
Dude you are killing it! I really love that Oak box on top. Very pretty.
Thanks! Nice to hear I’m my biggest critic lol.
@123toid the difference for me coming from doing exclusively subwoofer enclosures to building pairs of speakers (besides the difference in designing them) is the second one in the pair is slightly better then the first one.
too bad wood isn’t free but even by the tenth one I’m sure we could find something wrong with it.
idk I’m starting to get excited about the next pair I probably wouldn’t make to ten on the same design anyway.
On a side note so far I’ve only heard the Dayton 4” coaxial (single one at that) in the garage but so far I’m liking it and for the price the 6.5 isn’t bad at all sealed.
Onto the next. Hopefully I don’t run out of speakers or wood before work picks back up.
My wife and I started a renovation on the house we just bought. We really like making the house our own (within reason). We get new flooring in tomorrow, so I started ripping up the old flooring only to find this.
Appears whoever installed this door did not caulk around the door, so water just kept leaking there. This is what a 20year old leak will do. So today, I had to take up the bad osb and shore up any damages. Then we installed this new door. Not planned for, but it really didn't end up being too bad.
Sounds like that was a lot of work! At least you found it instead of it just spreading further during your time there!
Elliott Dyson - Mechanical Engineering Student and 3D printing & Design Freelancer
@123toid unsuspecting surprises like that are the worst. I’m sure you’d rather be doing what I’m working on today. Was going to try going completely around but decided they weren’t deep enough causing too many scores for me to be comfortable enough with the strength of the enclosure. So just 2 bends.
Almost done with this build. Going to a buddy soon. I’m usually pretty careful installing drivers but since these are so cheap I guess I wasn’t thinking about being careful. Did the classic screw driver slip with my cordless driver through one of the tweeter cones. Oh well lost 3$. Another one on the way plus a 6.5 tb sub for the next build.
sub box is going with my buddies build along with the little Dayton 2.1 amp. Dayton sd270 10 box 4.0 should be around 26 hz. Not much left to do on it.
All done just got back from installing in my buddies house. He has it in a fairly small room which helps but I’m surprised by the output and sound quality of the sub on the little amp. It actually has bass that can be felt in his room. Not on the same level as some of the set ups I’ve had but I was only expecting it to just fill in the lows. Turned out really well and he is extremely happy. Not sure exactly what he had for a stereo but it was pretty old cheap set up with some small 4” torn up looking speakers and a cheap an/fm cassette deck receive