I rounded the edges and applied a 1/2" roundover to the front and sides. You may view my design notes here: (Although, they are not neat). The cabinet is now complete. Gio Post subject: Re: PVC Pipe Speaker Project with HiVi B3N / T20-8. A bullet tweeter is recessed into the back to reinforce the very high frequencies and to provide some ambience with reflected sound off the back wall. I'd like to add a super-tweeter to pick up notes above 18,000 Hz off of high-resolution recordings. - Herbert Jeschke. I would like to try the folded Voigt pipe and would like to make them longer so I can used them without a sub. Forget it!) They sound especially good driven by a pair of Bottlehead Paramour 2A3 amps. SHOW. The rest is easy. Another possible improvement is use of multiple drivers placed at different positions along the length of the TQWT (SuperWhammodyne) to encrease efficiency and prevent cancelation problems with single driver TQWT. I found the speakers to sound the best to me with a toe in so the intersection was about a yard or so in front of my couch. NOTE: The baffle is glued to the rest of the cabinet AFTER the cabinets is lined and stuffed. The bottom line is Miraflex® and polyfill are one-for-one replaceable. These are crossed over at about 12khz using a 1.5uF film & foil capacitor and a very small air core inductor (2nd order crossover) and are attenuated to a relatively soft level. In hind sight I would have been better served to learn on something other than Lacewood. You begin with two 4' by 8' sheets of mdf or plywood. Lay out the triangles on that board in such a way that your diagonal cut starts an inch or two away from one end of the board. I have been listening to these for several hours now and they sound really really good with the plasma tweeters. I tried several lengths (ok, widths) during the stuffing trials. The TQWT is really good at a few things. This worked for about 4 inches until the bit began to smoke. Flip the assembly over and set the rest of the screws on the other edge of the back. (Have you ever listened to someone's radio and realized that things just don't have that much base or tweeting in real life?) All in all it was a good lesson in how little I know and how smart others are. I figured that the pipe could augment the bass response only so much, and I would have to reduce the midrange response somewhat anyway by 'hardstuffing' the pipe and flattening the 'humps'. There are schematics for the speaker housing construction. Under normal operation, a speaker coil moves just a fraction of an inch. If you like to thump your way through your high school and college years they aren't for you. Installing the base. A speaking tube in use on a United States Navy Landing Craft Utility (2005) A speaking tube or voicepipe is a device based on two cones connected by an air pipe through which speech can be transmitted over an extended distance. Type Quantity Tuning Frequency (Hz) This is the tuning frequency of the box - Fb. These speakers are a good match for any 2 watt or greater SET amp. They are made out of Pine, and use fiberglass insulation as filling. I didn't want to spend another penny on more dowel just for veneering so I improvised a set of “tent cards” fabricated out of photo enlargement sleeves. Cut the width with a little left over at both sides. I'll try that next time. It works like the sound-post in a violin and helps keeping the magnet rigidly mounted. The idea was that putting a drive unit half way down a pipe you'd get a bass resonance that would boost bass output. I didn't know how I would adapt to the steep price for Lowther drivers but went ahead anyway and build the Voigt Pipe cabinets thinking I might try some other full-range 8" drivers meanwhile. After deciding that I needed some speakers in my basement (I had 12 tube amplifiers, an ancient pair of cheap two-way speakers with one woofer that literally melted when a 6550 failed, and a test pair of little 6.5" speaker boxes! But what they have in volumes is that immeasurable quotient of speed fun and dynamics and they do not suffer the sweet spot of many single drivers....hey you move around with these and still feel that you are having your cake and eating it too. I have seen other versions of this pipe with the units mounted on the sloping side, rather than the vertical one and I have tried it with the cabinet aligned as such, but find that as you might expect - the sound is upward firing...great if you stand up while listening! I was bent on building both pipes from one sheet, so mine are only 7.5" wide and 9.5" deep (I wanted to preserve the 7 degree angle that Jeschke used). Glue in the port piece. Three sets of values for each design offer a reasonable spread of loud- speaker choices. Screws are not necessary, but make sure the fit is air tight. I used tung oil but I think Lacewood wants a high gloss ... with less than perfect sanding to start due to the grain and lots of coats with sanding between. Lining of the TQWT's sides is useful for prevention of reflections from side to side of expanding pipe (horn). There is a comprehensive study on TQWT with additional helmholz resonators writen by Jack Jakulis (Word 97 format). (40-1044) What follows are two pages, one describing my the construction and use of the five speakers, and the other describing my quest to magnetically shield the drivers so that they won't interfere with my television and cause data loss. For some time I was already tired of our stereo, I really did not use it much, but my daughter did and I liked what she listened to, only I could hardly stand the speakers threshing out the same bass-note when it got below 100 Hz somewhere. Normally this (2nd harmonic) resonance is out of phase with the driver's front radiation and hence creates a cancellation, the source of the deepest and lowest notch. The final design utilizes two 8” PVC pipes for the RS180S-8 7″ Aluminum Woofers. The triangular nature of the Voigt pipe causes its resonant frequencies to be spread across the midrange bands, and the length of the pipe accentuates the bass frequencies very well. Nothing at all in the lower section. The curve is made from Flexiply fixed to a former and is not at this stage actually fixed to the cabinet but is made just as a tight fit ... yeah ... as no doubt I will want to experiment further!!!! Not having any experience with finishing MDF, this part of the project turned into a real adventure. One of the rear panels went on a bit off center ... leaving a ridge on one side and a gap on the other. They are adequate to provide pressure to the joint while the glue sets, but that's all. Big Mistake! I put a 1/2" chamfer on the edges, just because. I was pleased. The angle of the deflector? The cabinet is constructed entirely of butt joints. Flip the cabinet over and repeat with the other side. Cut the sides from a single piece of shelving. If you like an open, crystal clear sharp high end, with a mid that's emotional but not overbearing then these speakers are for you. I chose to build these speakers because they are electronically simple to build: There's no crossover! This is where not finally fixing the base piece into position is a great benefit for those wanting to experiment with different terminations. I used water cleanup contact cement called Weldwood and got a foam roller to put it on. If you have difficulty with that shape take a piece of spring steel wire and bend it in a curve that touches the sides of the rectangle in a gentle slope almost coinciding with the sides near the corners. I'm still inconclusive about the center channel. Instead of a smart talk, here are measurements of different stuffing strategies. I don't think I'll low-pass filter the Voigt pipes, they cut off pretty naturally around 3kHz with these "heavy-coned" speakers (their cones are not really heavy at all, in fact they're probably lighter than most midrange cones. I wanted the driver to have a response difference between its resonance frequency (Fo) and its midrange sensitivity to be NO MORE than 10db. Sign in|Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites, Printable Metric Conversion Charts and Tables, Adventures in CyberSound: Experiments with "Singing Arc" and Tesla Coil, NTE-Electronic Components Supplier-Catalog-Cross Reference-NTE Electronics, Allied Electronics - Electronic Components Distribution, DigiKey Corp. | Electronic Components Distributor | United States Home Page, Mouser Electronics - Electronic Component Distributor. But that in NOT why I have it presented here. In the end the project cost a pretty penny by DIY standards ... mostly due to the Lacewood but they turned out well. You can also add electrical wires to the pipes. ... well by my way of reckoning this layout will divert the sound waves off the reflector base and out into the room better than one with its base horizontal in which case the sound waves are reflected back up the pipes adding to coloration and reducing control, because of the pressure wave acting against the down coming wave. This won't hurt your wallet, however....... fiberfil stuffing, available at any fabric or crafts store, should run you about $2 / lb. Make the driver cutout . Surplus Electronic Parts, Tubes, Equipment, Technical Manuals Misc. I made these as a joke one afternoon having picked up the drive units in Maplin, and from some scrap bits of ply. They do have awesome low frequency characteristic that I hoped the Voigt pipe would bring out. I don't think that bracing is warranted because of the modest SPL levels expected. Wishing you much fun building and enjoy the music. However, do the edge treatment BEFORE you proceed!). I used 3/8" threaded rod for the screw and cut it to proper length after trying it in place. Then, you need to sand virtually all of the primer off, which takes forever and clogs all of your sandpaper, because you didn't let it dry long enough. My system diagram. Plane the back down flush with the shelves. This hobby is subjective ... there is no perfect. Buried in the pages was a Fostex design using the FE207E and the Fostex recommended super tweeter. The Audax HT210A2 full range drive unit is a real bargain.....i.e., cheapie! Like the varnish on the cabinets, you apply three coats, wait 72 hours, sand, and apply one final coat. Between stuffing, port tube length, and baffle step correction circuits you should be able to hit the sweet spot. Obviously, the wood was my biggest expense. I adapted the design so that I could use it as a center speaker with the distinctive triangular peak that the other pipes contain. Of course, they do the transparency and disappearing act that all full range drivers do singularly well and, although not as extended on either end as my references, they were really, really natural and open sounding. Such drivers require some reinforcement in the lower mid/upper bass to counteract the baffle loss and hence benefit from the partial and slight horn loading provided. The materials used in the project were chosen for practical purposes. I decided on two thicknesses of MDF, cut as per the drawing. Get primer in spray cans! Placement within the room ... OK ... a matter for each situation and room , but in my case they are 34" from the back wall and 20" from the side wall. The same theory was applied to the stuffing; fiberglass insulation is cheap and available at Home Depot. Just tap with your fingers until you find the void, cut an X with your utility Knife stick the router bit in the hole, turn it on, drag it to the side and around you go. After about six weeks of daily use I realized that they really need to be made properly, so the one that you see here are in fact the second pair and these are made of solid wood not ply or that horrible dreaded MDF. The design is simple: A tube of PVC filled with sand sandwiched between two pieces of wood with all-thread. But it was the anticipation of listening when I was coming home every day that made me think of what was happening here. Spray the color coat. First you rip the sheet to make it more managable. 6 1/2" x 3" is the best size. If this is well calculated such enclosure will deal well with the resonanes, having a much flatter impedance curve and a fairly flat frequency response. There is fortunately another option. DTQWT mkII: 3-way double tapered quarter-wave design, JA8008+TW034/waveguide + 2 x Eminence Deltalite II 2510. The only thing that didn't turn out as well as I had hoped was the top of the back panel on both speakers. (I haven't tried them with SACD.) This is further enhanced by the use of a light layer of wadding lining the curved section by cleaning the mid somewhat. Its relatively low adoption in commercial speakers can mostly be attributed to the large resulting dimensions of the speaker produced and the expense of manufacturing a rigid tapering tube. Check that everything is lined up -- the sides are on the construction lines on the baffle and the 1" lines line up with the bottom of the baffle. I used 3/4" chipboard that I had left over from a sub-flooring job. King. By tapering the pipe as shown, the resonances will spread over a wide range of frequencies. I'm open to suggestions here.I ended up cutting a tip off a Ziploc baggie filled with caulk and hand mashing the caulk as high up as I could reach. The single biggest mistake I made was to try to apply primer with a brush. I did some searching on the internet and found some instructions for TNT Stubbies, but they were a bit smaller than I needed, so I scaled the design up to meet my needs. Those little battery powered saws are useful for small jobs like this, but their endurance is about one cut, then you have to recharge. Cut off the tops, leaving a little material for finishing. It's surprisingly easy to get two identical triangles from one board. Then my search led me to the Fostex website ... studying the response curves of their drivers, their excellent assortment of speaker plans etc. Finally the 6.5" Fostex FE166E drivers arrived, so I can do the driver cutouts next week. People who like to over-emphasize base or treble will find them lacking. The depth is increased by 1/2" to allow for the vinyl tile used as internal damping. I had to use a handheld circular saw to trim here, and the veneer got chipped. Come December I build these little box speakers from VALVE #4 for my daughter to take to her dorm at college. If you must, I would suggest asymmetrical stiffeners on the four main panels. Their effect is barely audible but they do add a more realistic effect to the sound of high cymbals, harpsichords, etc. Some very excellent Voigt pipes were constructed for well under $50. I went to Home Depot and got a very nice sheet of 3/4" Birch Hardwood plywood for $42. This piece is wedged in place during trials. I think next time I'll use plywood. Finally, put a 3/4" round-over on the outside bottom edge. In hindsight I would put it rear firing so there is some coupling of the bass that is produced with the rear walls. Also, the primer will not level, so there will be massive brush marks in the dried primer. With that in mind, the option was to use a design first introduced by Paul Voigt in 1930, known as the TQWT or Voigt Pipe that integrates the 1/4 wavelength pipe length design used in transmission lines but with a different approach to improve bass response. It sure is inexpensive though and if you're happy ... build the next ones out of plywood. Bondo is God's answer. During a school break, I constructed a single pair of pipes. Sand down any material raised around the screw hole to help make the joint tight. I use these initially to facilitate any final adjustments that require me to remove the driver. 8.5 Combinations It is possible to combine various pipe geometries. The TQWT therefore adapts well to fullrange or midbass drivers, which don't have very large excursion. There is discussion about the type of driver to use (some use Fostex, some use Radio Shack, and others use Lowther). Radio Shack SPECIFICATIONS for 5-1/4" HiFi Auto Speaker Cat. The only way to reduce these line resonances is to stuff the line severely, which changes air speed and therefore acts as prolongated line, but at the same time kills efficiency. This is how real vocals sound. This sort-of works, but is not good for imaging. This is important! The following section describes some lessons learned that I hope you find helpful. Some day I might carefully add a little tweeter using a film cap to couple it in, just to see if I really miss it. Use the port block as a spacer between the side for alignment. Add to that the fact that my basement seemed to be filling up over the past few years with completed amp projects the COMBINED power of which couldn't light up a small cell: I now have 2 under 6W amplifiers and 2 more which can put out 15 Watts.......downhill.......with the wind at their back. The article also said that the hardest material like cultured marble would be best for the boxes so I went out and got some 8" x 8" x 24" chimney tile (flue liner) and wanted to cut round holes in the sides of it. It has become a useful learning experience for me to see and hearthe latest loudspeakers, that aspire to the absolute best in sound performance.For this I drive to Las Vegas with my spouse for the International Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. The lower part of the pipe acts as a horn while the top can be visualized as an extended compression chamber. A little easier to construct and more stable too. Distance Between Subwoofers (inch) Brand Name. To damp the cabinet, all internal surfaces are covered with vinyl tile glued down with vinyl mastic. My professional past: Audio engineer for German TV and Film, Carpentry contractor, cabinet maker, audio engineer for archival recording in Philadelphia. Once I was satisfied with the sound, I screwed the speakers shut. The internal wiring with slip-on terminals. This worked like a charm and would definitely use the hurricane nut/machine screw combo again. Clamp or nail the triangles together like a sandwich and plane or sand the triangles together so they end up having exact the same dimensions when taken apart again. An example of a MTM bookshelf speaker speaker design appears below from Zalytron. I ended up with no additional stuffing other than a small sheet behind the driver ... again you choose with your earbuds. I shared my toils with friends who are still laughing at me not using a circle cutter for my router and cutting the hole a little bit at a time working my way through the material. Let me reiterate: The wings and the pressure screw plus the RS 40-1354 drivers are the only things that I added to the standard Voigt Pipe design from the site of the Lowther Club of Norway. The driver is not placed at the apex of a horn as usual but rather at 1/3 of horn's lenght. I rolled the veneer off the top and folded it over ... leaving a splintered wreck in it's wake. It is 71" long unless you have to accommodate a slightly different dimension to fit your triangles. For so little outlay and so little trouble to make these have got to be worth trying out for yourself if for no other reason other than curiosity and keeping you entertained for the weekend. I've ended up naming the speakers LP #9's ... because what could go better with S.E.X. The Equations I found for Voigt pipes seem to match up well with my version (see right). The midrange can be tuned somewhat by experimenting with additional damping directly behind the driver. Based on my experience with these speakers, any speakers that I seriously invest in will probably be based on full-range or extended-range drivers. Align the inside edge of the back with the bottom of the sides. I had built a pair of pipes before using Radio Shack drivers and mdf, which are less expensive, but they didn't look or sound very good so I gave them away. Voigt in the 1930's which are similar to the concept of a transmission line, except the speaker is placed near the center of the horn-shaped pipe. Make these triangles first, that is your trickiest cut. How to build a speaker using PVC pipe and a 5 inch woofer and tweeter. Draw a line 1" up from the bottom on each panel for alignment of the baffle. I glued generous amounts of Elmer's wood glue to both sides of the joint, looking for glue oozing out the sides of the box. The best paint I have found for speaker cabinets is Rustoleum Satin Black. Voigt pipes were a creation of P.G.A.H. One of the favorites is the Radio Shack #40-1354A, a very versatile driver that had a whizzer cone to aid the high frequencies, and good overall tonal balance for a mere $10 -- until they discontinued it. The cabinets might seem big to some but really they are only tall and take a square foot of floor. The port then needs a second "parasitic" (pipe type) resonance at the second harmonics of the line resonance. Fear not ... BONDO saved the day. To this end I ended up having the MDF cut by a pro and I stuck to assembly. That done using the fast method I hooked them to a stereo in my shop. Lets face it, sound does not like flat angular surfaces and the curve has made a real big difference to both the bass quality and also to the mid range and imaging too. It manages very well to combine a horn and transmission line (and also some reflex loading). The original Pipe used a horizontal base, well and good but as you have seen I then tried the base plate at an angle to create a reflector. The back panel is as wide as the front panel but longer like 71-5/8", but it doesn't hurt to make it even an inch longer because it can be cut flush with the front panel at the top after assembly. Fit the case, drill, countersink, screw, unscrew, glue, screw instead of fussing with a thousand clamps. Why? Cut it with a hacksaw and cut a slot for the screw driver in the outer end. The mids are the essential and crucial part of what we hear and also the area where we are most sensitive. I chose Baltic birch veneer plywood becasue my friend Paul and I built his Hammer Dynamics enclosures from this material, and the plywood is very attractive with just a coat of varnish. In September came VALVE e-zine #4 with a glowing article about a small vented bookshelf speaker that used the Radio Shack #40-1354 drivers all of 5-1/2" big and famed them for their outstanding mid-frequency response. If MDF is made by satan. LESSON LEARNED ... full scale practice on cheaper veneer. Let me add just those few points that I think might be slightly original and worthwhile: Driver selection: No great mathematical reasoning on these theories but this was my take. High sensitivity / efficiency. Cut a piece of MDF for the top, glue and screw it to the sides and back only. Back in the '30's that pioneer of hi-fi Mr P.Voigt designed the Voigt Pipe. In this image, the DIY black metal pipe stand holds a heavy speaker. Figure 18 shows a “passive” circuit which is designed to be placed at the output of the amplifier driving the main speakers which filters and attenuates that signal for feeding to the amplifier(s) driving El Pipe-O. for my Single Ended eXperimenters (S.E.X.) I switched to my dremel with about the same effect. The stuff is brittle, expensive, and itchy. The port baffle is decorative. Frustrated by that I still wanted to try these little 5-1/2 inchers when my eyes fell on the Voigt Pipes in a farther corner of my shop waiting a better day. Due to its relatively high efficiency the design is frequently employed in full-range loudspeaker designs. Use it instead of wood filler ... it's faster, smoother, can be sanded out if you screw it up and re-done. For proper balance the front of the base should extend 4" or more out from the front of the enclosure. Same is probably true if you use cast frame speakers. TQWT can't be seen only as a combination either helmholtz resonator or TL. You want as smooth a frequency response as you can get, right? Can you post a schematic of the cross-over? Thanks Steve L. for the bondo suggestion. I used about a l ½ lbs. Two things happen. This Eris set from PreSonus are a high definition studio level pair of monitors. In the far field, frequencies below 800hz are reduced by several db's. They are just a bit too heavy for pure full-range sound). With such a high Fr, I was not expecting anything from the bass department - oh how wrong I was there too...I have no problem at all in this area, yes they are a bit bass light and there are times when you wish there was just a little bit more there - but that is more the exception than the rule. It makes trumpets sound a little like they are under water when a large bass note hits (like the Olympic Fanfare, Starwars theme, Star Trek theme from the Telarc CD I used). Glue and screw the one piece of MDF to the bottom of the pipe, then glue and screw the second piece of MDF to the first. I want to get a subwoofer so I can high-pass filter the Voigt pipes around 60Hz. One of the vertical sides coincides with the vertical edge of the Voigt pipe. Design and Construction of a Mass Loaded Tapered Quarter Wavelength Tube (ML TQWT) Using the Fostex FE-164 Full Range Driver -- The full technical paper & MathCad model are available for download at www.quarter-wave.com, This tube is Modeled using the author's MathCad Transmission Line Model which is available as a downloadable Mathcad file. TQWT can't be seen … The bottom plate butts against the four previous panels. Saw the sides out, leaving enough material for finishing. The Voigt pipe was designed in 1934 by Paul G. A. H. Voigt and is also referred to as a tapered quarter-wave pipe (TQWP) or tapered quarter-wave tube (TQWT). This design gets the benefits of a spherical design, but also adds a tapered tube at the back to eliminate all internal resonances. The RS drivers put out a lot. Mechanical failure can occur when the drive signal demands movement from the speaker coil that exceeds the design … The discoloration is a 50/50 mix of carpenters glue and water which I painted on to reduce the edges' inclination to adsorb the paint, which I will spray on tomorrow. Pick one panel and mark the cut line on the opposite side. I attempted to run the totally overwhelming math cad spreadsheets from Martin King's quarter wave web site and put in my own figures for this design. Set the tiles and let the whole thing set overnight. I have gotten used to the level of bass they produce: I think it's not that they are weak, but that I am used to listening to bass a few dB louder than it should be in my car (need to combat road and wind noise by increasing bass). To move the speaker to the left wall, you must specify a negative value . Place the cabinet on its back and screw down the baffle. I bought a 5lb bag of Acousta Stuf from Parts Express, as well as some gold binding posts. I figured that the rear firing tweeter would help soften the highs from the whizzer cones too. To say that I was shocked would be an understatement but I went to bed dreaming of the music I had just heard. I ended up only using one dowel to stiffen the 'middle' of the sides below the driver. I used some sophisticated tools cause I have them, but all the cutting for this project can be done with an inexpensive circular saw ($40 at Home Depot). Run a 1/4 bead of glue down the edge of the back. Likewise, those who plan to prefer to listen at painful levels may wish to look elsewhere. It is good to stand them a step away from any wall or more. The driver is mounted in a 5-1/4 inch hole (beveled inside) which centers around a point 4-3/8 inch from the top edge of the baffle and 5-1/8 inch from the edge of the Voigt pipe, which coincides with the vertical centerline of the front of the Voigt pipe. Use Lowther drivers PM 6A, PM6C, PM7A. Initially I thought they were a bit hard in the upper mid to top but after a few weeks that has totally gone and the slight shouty quality that I heard before has now gone altogether with the use of the 300B amp. I'm going to have to remove some of the lining and retest. Mark this side "Inside". 94dB efficiency Voigt Pipes featuring Fostex FE166E drivers, with styling features inspired by the Cain & Cain Abby. In terms of sonics, I put these pipes against my reference speakers and...........they very easily held their own. Presto perfect! One good example of a spherical speaker is the Gallo Nucleus Solo above on the left which is made of rolled steel or brass. Surfing the inter-net for speaker projects, I looked at many but shied away from complicated vented boxes, transmission lines and crossovers with associated math. The full-range drivers are much more economical because there is only one electronic component per speaker to purchase instead of a minimum of three. The front side is vertical, rectangular and carries the speaker's round hole and the rectangular vent hole in the bottom. At first, I stripped the wood using a handheld circular saw. While I could argue that full-range drivers have better imaging then traditional multi-way systems, and no crossover distortion; the real reason that I chose the Radio Shack 40-1044s was to save money and keep the design simple. After investing in a driver I didn't want to end up with speakers that put my cordless phone and television on the fritz. It is highly regarded by some speaker designers, as evidenced by established manufacturers such as Castle. I needed some speaker stands for my home studio recently, but didn't want to pay retail for them. See more ideas about speaker cab, speaker, speaker plans. I already had two 5" drivers that I hoped would do the job. By tapering the pipe as shown, the resonances will spread over a wide range of frequencies, thereby eliminating the 'one-bass-note samba' that can sometimes be heard in poorly designed reflex and TL enclosures. Cut each sliced piece 8-3/4" or a little less long. Screw it to the baffle for alignment, but try to keep glue out of the top/baffle joint at this time. But it's one of the easiest speakers to build if built full length like this. This is why you start with an overlength board. That braces the rear panel across its width and will carry the T-nut for the screw. Requires a high ceiling or a little material for finishing seemed to take to her dorm at college,! 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