This is my first post on diy audio and i would like to share my project, I bought a cnc router not to long ago and have always been interested in music and audio reproduction, So i thought i'd start off by making a small portable speaker for my workshop. I'd also like to gain some knowledge on cabinet design as i'm not to happy with end results that i have from what i have made, the sound is a bit flat in the lower mids (could the drivers need to be run in if new and would that help certain frequencies?) or is this to be expected from a small driver?
I bought two Vifa ne123w 04 drivers a year ago or so, below is the link to the specs
I used an online cabinet calculator to design a vented cabinet, which i then entered all the parameters of the driver into to get my results (i'm not to sure how good these are and maybe someone could advise me on some other methods to calculate an enclosure)
mh-audio.nl - Vented System
Next i started to draw all my parts in cad, this is so i could adjust anything if it needed to be to make sure it fitted together properly before i sent in onto my machine to be cut,
Below are all the pics of the cut 18mm mdf parts pre assembled and assembled. when i dampened the enclosure i used some 8mm foam underlay from carpet, now i used this because i got if for free and thought id give it a try, has anyone else tried this before and had good results?
a video of a test cut that i did to get the depth of the drivers mounting ring as it wasn't what was on the spec sheet is in the shared folder,
here is a shared google drive folder which contains images of build and video of test cut.
please let me know if this folder now work?
any advise would be great, cheer Max.