Inspired by the multitude of speaker designs on instructables, what better way to enter the Art of Sound fray than to make YAS (Yet Another Speaker)! We are regular people here at Regularity Audio Labs, and had these wonderful empty containers scattered about the house. A tube enclosure speaker came to mind with the enclosure driving the design. Design: Find an inexpensive full range shielded speaker to fit a bottom cutout, retain the screw-on lid as an access hatch, and add feet so the speakers wouldn't roll around. The speaker drivers are 3", full range, magnetically shielded, rated at 30 watts/8 ohms and could probably substitute as the mains in a low powered multimedia setup, or a small desktop monitor system. The driver spec sheet recommended a 2L sealed enclosure. The containers are 1.9L, close enough!
Step 1: Parts and Tools
The speaker drivers ($12/each), back connectors, spikey feet, speaker wire, and poly stuffing were purchased online. All the rest locally sourced.
2 - 1.9L plastic fiber containers from big box store (regularity is good, ask Jamie Lee!)
2 - 3" magnetically shielded full range speakers(30 watts/8ohms) (speakers came with gaskets)
4- speaker connectors (2 black, 2 red)
8 - slip on connectors for the terminals
8 - pairs of fasteners to attach speakers to enclosures
4 - spikey feet
8 - #4 lead fishing weight eggs
Dremel Tool with router attachment OR Xacto knife for cutting driver opening
Drill with assortment of drill bits. You'll need a 3/8" bit for the spikey feet.
Soldering iron and solder (if you break off a speaker terminal like I did)
Needle nose plier
18" long thin hardwood dowel
Tape measure to calculate enclosure circumference and calculate 60 degree foot spacing
Ruler with mm scale
sandpaper & safety razor to smooth: cuts, sharp edges, and drill hole burrs