Tuesday 19 May 2015
Do-it-yourselfers who want speakers that look as good as they sound can custom-build their own with Rockler Woodworking and Hardware's new DIY Bookshelf Speaker Kits.
The kits include all the audio and electrical components needed to wire a pair of speakers, allowing users to create speaker boxes from materials that complement their decor or express their style - rather than having to settle for the standard matte black finish. Options range from solid wood to manufactured material like MDF that is painted or faced with a beautiful veneer. Rockler also sells jigs that make it easy to add joinery details like splines, keys or dovetails.
The wire connectors are secured by crimping, so no soldering is required. To optimise sound quality, specific interior dimensions for the speaker boxes are recommended, but the exterior dimensions can be customised to meet design needs. The speaker boxes also can be incorporated in larger cabinets or built-ins, providing a wide range of options for home entertainment projects.
Each kit comes with illustrated instructions and a straightforward wiring diagram that make it easy to build great-looking and rich-sounding speakers.
Contact: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
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