Most Impressive, Beautiful Veneer for speaker baffles - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 15th August 2007, 11:06 PM   #1
thadman is offline thadman  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: west lafayette
Default Most Impressive, Beautiful Veneer for speaker baffles

I'm entertaining the idea of going dipole and rigidly affixing the drivers to a 10mm (60 x 18") sheet of lead. The sheet of lead will weigh around 175lbs and should have a resonance below 10hz (fyi lead for a given thickness is 95 times better at diminishing sound transmission through its medium than plywood). Since the lead will mass dampen any resonances, the choice of a nice wood or veneer adhered to the lead seems to be an excellent choice for aesthetics.

What is your favorite veneer/wood if you could use any (discounting its resonant behavior)?
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2007, 11:12 PM   #2
diyAudio Moderator
 
pinkmouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chatham, England
Tigerstripe maple, or maybe walnut burl. But then ask me tomorrow and I'll have a different one.
__________________
Rick: Oh Cliff / Sometimes it must be difficult not to feel as if / You really are a cliff / when fascists keep trying to push you over it! / Are they the lemmings / Or are you, Cliff? / Or are you Cliff?
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2007, 11:15 PM   #3
Speakerholic
diyAudio Moderator
 
Cal Weldon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Near Vancouver
Are you making a sandwich?
__________________
Next stop: Margaritaville
Some of Cal's stuff | Cal Weldon Consulting
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2007, 11:16 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
wigginjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Columbia, SC
Ditto Walnut burl
__________________
The Four Chairs
DIY Home Theater
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2007, 11:16 PM   #5
thadman is offline thadman  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: west lafayette
Quote:
Originally posted by Cal Weldon
Are you making a sandwich?
Yes
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2007, 11:28 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perth, WA
ROHS veneer.
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2007, 11:31 PM   #7
diyAudio Moderator
 
pinkmouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chatham, England
I wasn't aware that veneer came in lead free varieties!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoHS
__________________
Rick: Oh Cliff / Sometimes it must be difficult not to feel as if / You really are a cliff / when fascists keep trying to push you over it! / Are they the lemmings / Or are you, Cliff? / Or are you Cliff?
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2007, 11:44 PM   #8
Speakerholic
diyAudio Moderator
 
Cal Weldon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Near Vancouver
Are you thinking about 1/2" material for the sandwich? I think the lead, even though it is 1 cm thick might still have a certain amount of flex to it and that it might take that much bread to control the meat. Does that sound reasonable?
__________________
Next stop: Margaritaville
Some of Cal's stuff | Cal Weldon Consulting
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: CNC cut speaker baffles, cabinets, and other parts nikbrewer Swap Meet 20 12th January 2009 02:32 AM
beautiful and good sound speaker weimanken Multi-Way 9 27th October 2008 04:36 PM
Impressive built vintage laminated speaker cabinet binarywhisper Multi-Way 10 31st May 2007 06:40 PM
Restaining Walnut Veneer Speaker cabs matski Multi-Way 1 1st October 2006 09:05 AM
What is simplest way to route speaker baffles? protos Multi-Way 7 6th November 2003 03:18 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:50 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2