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 3rd December 2006, 12:58 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Send a message via AIM to legendaryfrog
Default wine soaked wood

hi everybody. ill be starting my PAWO louspeakers some time during the next few days. after searching cnet for ideas i came upon these little speakers:

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...743427,00.html

if i used the wood from my grandpa's 40+ Year old (filled) wine crates to build my speakers would it improve their sound?
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 01:07 AM   #2
ruerose is offline ruerose  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Well, it depends if it was a Merlot or a Cabernet Sauvignon that sat in the barrels and what the acohol content ended up being....


  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 03:10 AM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Send a message via AIM to legendaryfrog
the wine is called gamay (made from minerals and pomegrante)

not sure of it alcohol content though
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 03:27 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
sdclc126's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
The only way this type of wood could improve a loudspeaker is if it provided increased damping. And you would of course want to make sure it is completely dried before using it. It might make a nice veneer or outer layer if finished/stained/laquered etc. but as for adding to the quality of the sound that's complete nonsense.

Speaker cabinets need to be neutral - solid, well-braced and resonance free - anything that claims to provide a "unique mellow sound" means the wood is vibrating and thus adding its own sound to that of the drivers - it will degrade the sound of the loudspeaker, not improve it.
__________________
Soft Dome
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 03:43 AM   #5
Geoff H is offline Geoff H  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
I just read that link.

Me thinks those Pioneer engineers drank the contents of those barrels before they flattened them.

I have been known to mellow out on Cab Sav. I wouldn't waste on it speakers.

Is that the same Pioneer I once respected?
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 04:05 AM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
sdclc126's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
__________________
Soft Dome
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 05:09 AM   #7
ruerose is offline ruerose  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Do it for the history and the quality of the wood and grain. Those are legitimate reason's at least.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 06:01 AM   #8
Irakli is offline Irakli  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Irakli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: washington, DC
Blog Entries: 1
This is a pioneer's answer to JVC "Sake soaked" speakers.
Good marketing trick. Product sells better when it has a touching story associated with it. Look at any product in any category.

Who will otherwise by Pioneer home speakers now?
Their plasma TV is completely different matter. Truly the best
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 07:18 AM   #9
Pano is offline Pano  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
Pano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milliways
Blog Entries: 4
You're going to bust up 40 year old wine crates to build speakers?? What does Grandpa say?

Was the wood soaking in wine for 40 years? The same wine? Damn. If the crates have to be broken up, I say go for it. Who cares if they sound better? The cool factor alone is well worth it. Can I taste the wine?
__________________
Take the Speaker Voltage Test!
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 06:24 PM   #10
Consul is offline Consul  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Port Huron, Michigan, USA
Send a message via ICQ to Consul Send a message via AIM to Consul
This entire thread just reminded me that I really need to get a batch of pomegranate mead going soon.
  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
Is Wine like Audio? Pano Everything Else 84 24th May 2008 03:15 PM
My Wine Bottle DIY Project Shpoop Multi-Way 24 18th August 2007 05:07 AM
before I buy a red wine signature 30... Ang Class D 8 21st January 2007 11:02 PM
Film cap's and wine EC8010 Everything Else 13 24th April 2004 12:35 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:29 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