Introduction: Retro Audio Sub Woofer Console
Welcome to my first intractable project. Well It’s not my
first project just the first one that I’ve published on this site. I started out looking for a way to add some better quality sound in my bedroom but I didn’t want the appearance of a bunch of audio components in the room. I wanted it all hidden in a piece of furniture. I also wanted it to be a little unique. I stumbled across this vintage record player. I thought it would be perfect to hide the sub, the receiver and the TV media player. Im running 5.1 and even thought the speakers are all coming from one area it still sounds pretty amazing. This isn’t going to be a step by step how to since every console is different. I’m just going to show you what I did with mine and hopefully you can get an idea to help use on your own.
I found the record console on Craigslist. It was fairly inexpensive.
I also found the woofer at a thrift store. I wanted the upper section that the turntable used to set in, to hold the sub. I had to have one side of the box extend down a little more to accommodate for the additional volume needed for the speaker. I had some other constraints with the console so the box design had to work within that. I had originally made the speaker box with the amp built in but wasn’t getting the tone I wanted so additional porting seemed to do the trick. I also wanted the lower section to house the rest of the equipment. The remotes work great threw the speaker grill. You can see that mine opens in the middle and has wood trim to cover up the seam when its closed.
I wanted my console to look a little more like a vintage radio so I added the fake dial to the front and made it light up. I just used an old alarm clock for the glass and trim and printed the face from a picture I found on the internet. Anyways I hope you like it and I hope it gives you some ideas.