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Old 12th May 2011, 07:15 PM   #11
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In answer to your specific question rather than getting into an idealistic rant over wood or other materials.

The plastic enclosure you have identified will make an OK speaker. It would be good to cross brace it to reduce the pannel vibration and add some damping material to the inner surfaces if you hear high frequency emphasis when you listen to the side of the box (keep the volume quite low when doing this). Retain the foam and use some of it to fill the enclosure this will reduce standing waves and increase bass slightly by reducing the speed of sound.

Will it make the best speaker in the world - No.
Will it be really quite good - if you use good drivers and don't expect it to play at 120dB then yes.

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Old 12th May 2011, 10:28 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Ty_Bower View Post
There are those who would strongly argue, "No". Make sure you continue onward and read his article on lacquer as well.

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Interesting read, thanks for sharing this.
Hmmm, maybe time to 'spruce-up' my system.


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