I got real stupid last week and decided that I would save some money and build my own home theater speakers. I ordered the Audax kit from. This superb design was borrowed from Wayne J.’s great DIY resource, . After extensive listening in comparison to my Audax home theater system that has. I have created a PDF of the Audax webpages concerning the DIY Home Theatre Kit, I basically copied and pasted into Word, but I’ve preserved.

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Setting Up Your Lighting For the right experience, you need to set up recessed lighting in the ceiling. Our Vault pages may have some display quirks.

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The driver wires were lightly soldered to the respective terminals don’t over-do the heat here, as the terminals will melt!!! A little forethought goes a long way in this project. Doug Fraser is offline. Start building the speaker The entire cabinet was then sanded using a random orbital sander until all butt-joints were completely flush.

Cabinet finishing As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, I love the look of real wood. To accomplish this, I used two 20 ohm, 12 watt resistors in parallel.

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Here’s how I theare the cabinet together, which worked out well. Another way of getting around lobing is to reduce the order of the crossover crossover slope. I then assembled the sub-enclosure sides and back separately. This is prudent, because a cutting mistake is much easier to correct when the baffles are not glued to the cabinet!

Let us know if we need to take a look at this page or fix a bug. Madisound’s cabinet is less expensive, but not built as sturdy. The basic components of a home theater are easy to find at any big box store or building materials store. This is due for the most part all other things being equal with respect to quality to a phenomenon known as lobing.


That is not bad considering the performance they bring. I then framed out the sides and top piece and glued them. After the paint hoem dried, you can begin setting up your speakers, screen, and projector. Pre-Wiring the Theater The next step in the process is to pre-wire the theater.

For interior walls, you can use an R11 to block the noise from movie explosions.

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Along the side walls, you may want to install sconces. I cut all the wood necessary to make the cabinet with the exception of the braces you’ll see why! Selecting the Right Materials and Sound Systems There are many options for the types of projectors, televisions, and speakers that you use. Start by finding the spot where each speaker will go. Diagram Copyright Audax of America If you go to the Audax website, you’ll find a picture layout of the crossovers to get a feel for how the parts will be arranged on the board.

Thread starter GeorgeO Start date Oct 4, Here is a breakdown of the overall cost of the project. Once the drywall is installed, you can paint it to match the color scheme that you want for the theater.

For the average home theater, the best screen size is about to inches. Added some paint and nailers to the ceiling. If you go to the Auddax website, you’ll find a picture layout of the crossovers to get a feel for how the parts will be arranged on the board.

The cabinet construction that I’ve included here is fairly easy to reproduce if you follow the proper sequence. Has started me thinking. You can choose to ahdax drywall that is pre-lined with sound-dampening materials, or you can use specialty drywall like QuietRock Soundproof Drywall for a more intense and expensive soundproofing mechanism. Once the veneer was scraped and lightly sanded, I stained the cabinet with a water based aniline dye.


Cabinet and Grille Materials: A typical example of this design is the Paradigm CC an older model that is currently in my systemwhere Paradigm was able to maintain a 4 th order Butterworth crossover and still have decent horizontal dispersion.

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Let me also say that this speaker may not be for everyone. I cut the braces such that they fit just snug into the cabinet, hlme glued them in.

My attempt at a DIY Home Theater

I then measured the acoustical foam, and used yellow wood glue to put the foam on the sides, top, and back of the main enclosure, as well as the back of the sub enclosure. It is soluble in alcohol and therefore, although it is exquisite, it is vulnerable to such things as a wet wine glass sitting on it, so be careful. And I know how good they sound.

Shop Home Theater Products. Center channel speakers have come a long way since the first ones hit the shelves some years ago. If you’ve ever tried to stand the latter vertically on top of your TV, you’ll know what I mean! This speaker should kick out db SPL in an average sized room. The major deviations from the original plans were: