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Old 22nd January 2016, 08:57 AM   #1
BasicHIFI1 is offline BasicHIFI1  Sri Lanka
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Default DIY Speaker - Build your own driver?

This one needs a crossover to keep out the bass distortion I think, otherwise seems fairly ok.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si6_B4Mvu4Y

Anyone build their own woofer drivers from scratch? Not worth it?

Just a thought provoker...
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Old 22nd January 2016, 09:07 AM   #2
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These might be easy DIYable
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Old 22nd January 2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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Old 22nd January 2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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Its just a question I mean we have people building infinite baffles so why not.


Yes I know infinite baffles are not infinite. Sort of.
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Old 22nd January 2016, 01:36 PM   #5
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Any idea is viable. I think that no holes would be productively)).
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Old 23rd January 2016, 12:32 AM   #6
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So you think it is viable to wrap your own coil - they say roll your own - and put a large magnet, make a cone out of ptastic and listen to music. People build their own tubes I mean vavuum tubes not speaker tubes - so there must be someone doing this apart from ribbon tweeters.
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Old 5th March 2016, 01:44 PM   #8
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I don't see why not. You can buy spiders,surrounds,and even coils or coil formers. You can vacuum form cones or buy them stock. Basket might be the hardest and it is not a very nice thing to assemble speakers after they are magnetized . Possible but not recommended


Easiest way I see it use as many stock as possible for magnet structure you could use separate neo's , you can model them easy in fem. but ofc designing a speaker involves much more. But practical it is possible

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Old 7th March 2016, 03:00 AM   #9
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DIY Speaker - Build your own driver?
No question this should appeal to all members of DIYaudio. I'd love to do nothing more.

I think we need to start by asking ourselves, what aspect of driver design can I do better than anything I can (remotely afford to) buy. Ummm, I'm stumped already.

The only concept single-purpose enough to be feasible would be a woofer for sound below 100 Hz since anything above is designed by guess-and-check and very complex. But a good low frequency piston might be possible.

Maybe I would make a voice coil with a separate winding, not too correlated to the driving winding, that could give me a motional feedback signal.

As previous wise persons said, best to use as much off the shelf parts as possible.

I'm going to start saving fridge magnets from now on.

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You might need a bit more then fridge Magnets
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