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Ouz 5th June 2012 08:14 AM

Boombox construction question
Hello all,
I am building a boombox, well, I prefer to call it portable sound system actually, and I have a question regarding the woodworking side.
I bought a Lepai TA2020 amplfiler and some cheap second hand speakers thinking that I would put them in a box I would build my self. I bought two sets of speakers and really impressed by these JVC speakers:
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As I said my initial plan was to build a boomblaster box and put them in it. But since I am quite impressed by the sound and not trusting my woodworking skills, I am thinking that I might not get the same sound quality even if I keep the same geometry of the speaker boxes. So I thought maybe I could fix them with a piece of wood on top and bottom and build the electronics in the middle. Do you think this is a good idea acoustically? And what kind of wood I can use? MDF? wood?



Cal Weldon 8th June 2012 05:07 PM

Sounds like it will work.

Use plywood.

Good luck with it.

Ouz 9th June 2012 01:37 PM

Thank you for the reply, i started already using 12 mm MDF. Lets see what will happen

Brotaku 29th June 2012 02:19 AM


Originally Posted by Cal Weldon (
Sounds like it will work.

Use plywood.

Good luck with it.

Agreed! Good Luck!

lanchile 29th June 2012 02:25 AM

MDF is better for speaker enclosure than plywood.;)

elingeniero 19th July 2012 08:57 PM

MDF is heavy and fragile.
Plywood is light and tough.

Ergo, use ply for speakers that you're moving around a lot, and use plenty of bracing.

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