29th July 15:25
Recommendations of DIY high-end floor standing speaker (complete) kits? (speakers)
So the only part you want to do is to use a phillips head screwdriver to
attach the parts to the cabinet? Not exactly diy.
If you are concerned about outcome you can stick with a closed cabinet and
the speaker manufacturer of most decent speakers will provide an optimum
closed cabinet volume for you. With quality speakers and a reasonable
crossover you will be ok.
These guys have a lot of parts including pre-built crossovers
http://www.part***press.com/ and there are other sites as well. I'd stay
away from some of the "weird" diy projects they have but many of the more
mainstream ones are fine.
I recommend using the furniture quality lumber from lowes or home depot. It
costs more but can be directly finished rather than trying to apply a
finishable surface over high density particle board. I also find it cuts
way better too. Imho real wood makes better sounding speakers but that is a
personal preference. Here's my main diy floor speakers made from oak lumber
from lowes (ignore the ****ager's toys) They are a dual closed cabinet
design. The inside is divided into two closed cabinets, one for the woofers
and one for the mid-bass. As you can see the oak finishes great. And it's
easy, a little fine sanding, stain, and a few coats of clear from a spray