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DIY On-Wall Speakers


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#1 of 7 Gerry S

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Posted October 17 2007 - 04:01 AM

Sometime ago I built a subwoofer with help from these boards. I used the Adire audio plans for the build, and it is outstanding.

After wall mounting my plasma, I'd like to build some on-wall speakers to compliment it.

Are there any existing plans or suggestions you could provide? I've never used the different software packages to determine box dimensions, and would prefer to work from existing plans if available.

Thanks,
Gerry

#2 of 7 Denton

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Posted October 17 2007 - 04:39 AM

These could be made with flat, rectangular enclosures instead of the difficult curved ones pictured. Designed for wall mounting.

http://www.zaphaudio...speaker20a.html

Good luck.
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#3 of 7 Robert_J

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Posted October 17 2007 - 08:02 AM

The Dayton Home Theater has no baffle step designed into it so they can be placed up against (or hung on) a wall. I have the parts to make a set of 6 and a center channel. I was going to build them in the Def Tech Mythos style.

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#4 of 7 Gerry S

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Posted October 17 2007 - 12:07 PM

thanks for the links and suggestions. Robert, your project sounds pretty much what I am after.

I have a couple of questions:

1)The page you linked mentions increasing the height of the baffle and decreasing depth. I suppose it is OK to change the cabinet dimensions, so long as the cabinet has the same volume? Also, does this apply to any sealed cabinet project I may come across?

2) I assume that even though you increase the height of the cabinet, you do not change the distance between the woofers/tweeters on the baffle, right?

3) Finally, those Daytons indicate they are a 4 ohm load. I dont think my Pioneer Elite receiver will have trouble driving them. Any thoughts here?

Thanks,
Gerry

#5 of 7 Robert_J

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Posted October 17 2007 - 11:39 PM

1. Same volume and same baffle width. Changing the width of the speaker will change the sound characteristics.
2. Correct. Center to center spacing on the drivers should stay the same.
3. I run a Pioneer VSX-1014 which has Elite internals. I have read dozens of posts that it can easily handle a 4 ohm load. My current center channel is 4 ohms. No problems there.

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#6 of 7 ThomasW

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Posted October 19 2007 - 11:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerry S
Sometime ago I built a subwoofer with help from these boards. I used the Adire audio plans for the build, and it is outstanding.

After wall mounting my plasma, I'd like to build some on-wall speakers to compliment it.

Are there any existing plans or suggestions you could provide? I've never used the different software packages to determine box dimensions, and would prefer to work from existing plans if available.

Thanks,
Gerry
If you have the budget for better drivers and crossover components, you'll find several on-wall/in-wall designs in this link.
http://www.htguide.c...splay.php4?f=39

#7 of 7 Gerry S

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Posted October 21 2007 - 01:42 PM

Thanks Thomas - I will definitely check it out.

-Gerry