How to build the best diy bookshelf speakers

by Guest Author on January 11, 2018

in Articles, Guest Posts

If you are looking to get excellent listening experience then you are advisable to use the best speaker and loudspeaker is the electro acoustic transducer which may convert electrical auto signal into the corresponding sound. You can also build best bookshelf speaker in order to get amazing listening experience. If you are looking to build bookshelf speaker then you must follow some effective tips such as

Collect your materials and tools

When you start DIY bookshelf speaker project then you must required some parts, materials and tools such as

  • Electric sander and jigsaw
  • Screwdriver set and marker set
  • 48 inch ruler and 40w soldering iron
  • Electric drill
  • 6.5 inch woofer speaker and dome tweeter speaker
  • Two way crossover and bass reflex
  • Gauge 12 speaker wire and vinyl wallpaper
  • Banana plug binding posts
  • Silicon sealant and one inch deep hex screws

Select your drivers and parts

Before you plan to buy the materials, you must read reviews and take plenty of consideration in choosing drivers and parts because massive amounts of brands are available in online. While you choose speaker, you must choose huge range of the frequency. You are always advisable to choose woofer frequency response of the 60Hz-6 k Hz, tweeter frequency response of 4 kHz to 20 kHz and midrange speaker frequency range is up to 200 HZ to 6 kHz. You must remember one thing, human can hear only 20 Hz to 20 kHz of the audio frequencies. At the same time audio crossover is class of the electronic filter which is mostly used in the audio application. Most of the individual loudspeaker drives is having capability of covering entire audio spectrum which starts from low frequencies to high frequency along with the acceptable relative volume. It can split audio signal into the separate frequency band which could be router to loudspeaker. Commonly two enclosures are there such as sealed and ported. Sealed enclosure is the best choice to small speaker enclosure.

Planning the blueprints

Measure your speaker by using good and perfect old Vernier caliper and note down measurement on paper. In order to design perfect box, you must require formulas and calculators. You can also use some calculator such as

  • Speaker enclosure output calculator
  • DIY speaker enclosure calculator

Marking soon to be cut wood

Once you finalize measurement of enclosure then you may use compass, long ruler. You can also use pencil to mark measurement on wood. You may use jigsaw and cut via MDF material. You should not forget to drill screw hole where you want to mount your speakers. You must take exact measurement of speaker or else it may ruin your project.

Gluing MDF panels

If you successfully take measurement to build bookshelf speaker, you must apply sufficient amount of wood glue in order to hold MDF material in place, you can visit Audio Reputation to find more. Try to add bracing which is sufficient to minimize amount of the unwanted vibration that might cause distortion and cracklings. You should not forget to use battens to support ninety degree.

Install bass port, binding post and crossover

In this step, you must follow three necessary instructions which includes

  • Wire up crossovers
  • Screw binding post in place
  • Use wood glue to mount and seal bass port

Let it dry

You can use the pressing equipment to fix the crossover. In case you are not having pressing equipment then you can use mighty duct tape and leave it dry for overnight.

Apply wood filer

In order to achieve smooth and flat surface, you can apply wood filler in gaps. You can also use handy electric sander to smoothen excess fillings.

Apply and select vinyl skin

It is the hardest part for majority of people because finding best skin for speaker enclosure is difficult. Two options are there either you may apply sheet of vinyl wallpaper or do paint job. People always choose wooden finish because it is offering excellent look and finish to your speaker.

Essential tips to build DIY loudspeaker

Building your own loudspeaker cabinet is time consuming take because it is required more patience and right tools so you must study yourself before you plan to start this project. Awesome loudest speakers you can find on Audio Reputation article. Basically designing affordable and good crossover is challenging task especially if you are not having background knowledge in electrical engineering or electronics. Different speaker box shape might produce different effects. Spherical and egg shaped box is the best choice to build excellent speaker. You might also tweak the speaker without using expensive testing equipment such as

  • Remove or add poly fill stuffing
  • Reverse polarity of speaker because some of the phase problem could be resolved by inverting signal to other speaker
  • Change box volume

Generally, you no need any kinds of the testing equipment but typical testing equipment might involve microphone plus computer software that is really useful to find out the response your speaker system.

Guest article written by: Elisabeth Dottson is a lead blog writer, blogger & content marketer, she publishes and manage the contents on many blogs. Elisabeth writes about lifestyle, technology, travel, health and more. He has been in the marketing industry since 5 years and with a very valuable experience in this industry.

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