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Old 22nd May 2020, 01:32 AM   #1
Blueroom is offline Blueroom  Australia
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Default Tear shape/jet engine cowling design speaker project completed

My apologies in advance if I am posting in the wrong area.

After coming across the DIYaudio website around 7 or 8 years ago, I was inspired to design and build my own set of speakers.

At the time, I didn't realise what a mission this would be. The design part was easy. The build part was tricky to say the least. After around 7 years and a lot $$s, this on and off rainy day project has been completed. I now understand why this shape of speaker is not cost effective to make at a commercial level. The project required 2 different types of lathe to be built in order to shape the housings.

The housings are made from MDF, lathed and sprayed with automotive putty and lathed again. The risers are aluminium. The final spray (black with blue fleck) was completed professionally by an auto body spray painter.

The monkey is now off my shoulder and I have a set of one off great sounding speakers. Now to think of another hair brained project.


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Old 22nd May 2020, 01:51 AM   #2
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Old 22nd May 2020, 02:03 AM   #3
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I'd take time to enjoy these before starting something else!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 02:51 AM   #4
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Nice job!......the design is very mid century chic!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 02:52 AM   #5
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Those are the first and only diy speaker Iíve seen that made me say , WOW. Great job
Really great looking work there, if they sound half as good as they look, How could you even try to up your game
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:30 PM   #6
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Nice job!......the design is very mid century chic!
Thank you, that was the design inspiration - something that wouldn't look out of place on a Stanely Kubrick set (2001 Space Odyssey).
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:33 PM   #7
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okay,
i looked, gawked, zoomed in, gawked, left page, then came back to say
WOW!!
that is really impressive! congratulations.
cheers
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:35 PM   #8
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Those are the first and only diy speaker Iíve seen that made me say , WOW. Great job
Really great looking work there, if they sound half as good as they look, How could you even try to up your game
That's very generous of you. I appreciate it.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 02:10 AM   #9
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Those are insanely cool.

Any progress pics from the build? Apologies if i missed the build thread.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 02:18 AM   #10
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Tear shape/jet engine cowling design speaker project completed
Very nice work Blueroom! Congrats!
Can you give us more details on the drivers, XO, measurements?
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