How can I make a speaker cabinet for planar / isodynamic speakers?
September 2, 2013 2:23 PM Subscribe
I managed to acquire a set of high and midrange isodynamic (aka orthodynamic) Sawafuji drivers, and i want to build a cabinet for them. One problem -- no clue what that should look like.
posted by nímwunnan to technology (4 answers total)
I just wanted the tweeters to try the DIY isodynamic headphone hack that's going around, but had to buy them with the midrange driver. So far, testing them with stuff I've had around the house that could pass as an enclosure, they sound pretty damn good -- but I have almost no idea what I should do to optimize the sound. I've never made speaker cabinets even for conventional drivers, so I'm not sure where to begin. The midrange seem to benefit from some amount of (very crude) bass reflex, but is this going to be wildly out of phase? Luckily, my dad is a master woodworker and will help me with this project, so as long as I have a good design, we should be able to produce it.
The midrange drivers are about 6-inches square, seen here
. Also known as dynapleat.
The tweeters are roughly the size of silver dollars and about 3cm thick.
Bonus question -- what to do about the low end? Subwoofer or in-cabinet driver? Thoughts?