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Old 5th June 2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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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?


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Old 8th June 2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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Sounds like it will work.

Use plywood.

Good luck with it.
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Old 9th June 2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply, i started already using 12 mm MDF. Lets see what will happen
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Old 29th June 2012, 02:19 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Cal Weldon View Post
Sounds like it will work.

Use plywood.

Good luck with it.
Agreed! Good Luck!
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Old 29th June 2012, 02:25 AM   #5
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MDF is better for speaker enclosure than plywood.
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Old 19th July 2012, 08:57 PM   #6
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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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