A Resource for Loudspeaker Design
New: I thought it would be useful to start a discussion forum for all your speaker-building musings - please see the link in the menu to the left or click here to go to the forum. If it proves successful I'll do some more work on updating the site too.
Building your own hi-fi loudspeakers enables you to get a sound you want at a price you can afford.
This website provides information on designing and building loudspeaker enclosures. We assume here that you are going to buy the driver units pre-assembled.
The first step should be to decide the design you are going to use. The Bass Reflex design is the most commonly used in commercial loudspeakers. This, along with the infinite baffle, represent the simplest type of loudspeaker encolsure to design and build. Other, more complex formats such as the folded horn or transmission line overcome some intrinsic challenges with simpler designs, but require additional calculation and woodwork.
This site also includes various notes on construction that may be of assistance when building speakers.