Speaker Building Tips Page



CROSSOVER TIPS  If you are looking for a nice cookbook of formulas here, you won't find them.  Instead, what I cover are some points about crossovers that most people don't think about.  The typical speakerbuilding newbie goes through a scenario something like this, "I will buy so and so drivers, build the box according to formulas or programs, pick a crossover point somewhere between the limits of the woofer and tweeter, and depending on the driver's impedance rating, plug 4 ohms or 8 ohms into the textbook formulas and I should have a great sounding speaker."  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  Unless the newbie is extremely lucky, his speaker will sound like crap.  Here we will see why.

MDF vs PARTICLE BOARD vs OTHERS    Pictures comparing MDF to Particle Board and other materials.  I created this because there are always questions about the differences between MDF and Particle Board.  I thought it might be nice to be able to see the difference.

AUDUA SPEAKER WORKSHOP TUTORIAL  A quick guide to using Speaker Workshop based on my own experiences.  This tutorial will especially cover the measurement and crossover design portions.  It assumes a very basic understanding of SW - that you can open it, and that it's been calibrated (though I do mention setting levels properly).  I hope it helps newbies and others who are frustrated by this program.  Once you get the hang of it, you'll realize how nearly fruitless it is to even attempt a proper crossover without some kind of measurement and crossover optimization program.

BRACING  Bracing is probably one of the most important things you can do to your cabinet. Here I have collected and condensed some studies regarding cabinet bracing.



Last Updated 10/21/05