Boat making techniques in Speaker Cabinet making....

sansterre

Member
2013-03-05 1:01 am
Hey Guys, this is a question I've wondered about for a while. There's a course offered out my way at the trades school teaching cabinet making, and as part of the course they do a section on boat and canoe building. If you approached building a speaker cabinet in this way, with a round back like the hull of a boat, do you think you could get some interesting effects? Think it would have any effect? I know i've got a round back ovation guitar, and the design has kept up because it puts out more sound as a general rule. Is the same true for speakers? Think it's worth checking out? Thanks!
 
The JBL Ti10k speaker cabinets were built with technique from danish boat-builders.
Very nice sounding speaker. Looking a little bit like a canoe, especially if you glue two of them together.


FWIW, having primarily a woodworking industry background my personal favorite "non-standard" (non-monkey coffin) design / construction methodology for speaker enclosures is that employed by B&W in the Nautilus series. It's rather tricky for a DIYer to emulate the production engineering of even the wooden enclosure portion in entirety (& I've tried more than once ;)) .
 

sansterre

Member
2013-03-05 1:01 am
ah, i guess that's right. pretty easy to find way crazier ideas.

I would say that I am less interested in making my speakers boyant (though with global warming...:rolleyes:), and more on the effects of round backs (steaming?) and the difficulties of keeping them airtight, etc...