Hello Folks! Looking forward for an enriching experience
I am Srini, from India. Right form my chilhood I have always had an ear for good sounding speakers and although calling myself an audiophile would be a far fetched thought, I really value good sound reproduction a lot!
Off late, this interest for DIY audio has grown on me. With the itch to get my hands dirty becoming unbearable, I started a bookshelf speakers project last week, even when I am a total noob when it comes to DIY audio.
Here’s what am upto:
- I have some salvage teak wood pieces lying with me for a couple of years and I plan to use them for the baffle
- When I sold my old car, the buyer told me he wouldn’t pay me anything for the audio setup I had put in (about 40 grand INR). So I thought, why not remove the speakers and throw in a basic pair? I salvaged a Rockford Fosgate 5 1/4″ component speakers and 1″ tweeters. The components come with a build in cross-over. So the build should be simple. Or so I think 🙂
Although I have started off, I am not sure whether these are gonna give me a good output.
Here are some questions that I need help with right now:
- The teak wood pieces are 1″ thick. Are they too thick for a baffle?
- Like in pic 2 above, I am gonna stick the pieces to get a striped finsh and then sand them before I polish. I remember seeing this kind of baffle on youtube some time ago but can’t find the link to it. Just want to know that this design doesn’t compromise on performance.
- The other sides of the enclosures are either gonna be made of 3/4″ply-wood or teak panels. Which one would be better?
- how do I decide whether I have to do a ported or a sealed enclosure?
- How do I calculate the enclosure size required? Is there a minimum and a maximum to it, given a speakers frequency response? I have a 7.5″ x 9″ x 9″ on my mind.
Thanks in advance,