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I seem to recall that speaker enclosures should be rigid and massive, generally speaking, but there’s no denying the cool factor in this build-it-yourself project from Quebecois industrial designer Samuel Bernier. [via nerdstink]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://gravatar.com/mattfiddy Matt Fidler
  • Boomer

    You can use used jerrycans to give your bass a little extra wumph. Perfect speaker for your…. boom box.

    • http://collegiatehandyman.blogspot.com/ James C

      Haha, as soon as I saw the pic I immediately began thinking of a bad “boom box” pun, but I see you beat me to it :)

  • Adam Flaherty

    It’s mostly about isolating the front from the rear, but a large rigid enclosure does definitely help improve the sounds you are trying to reproduce. There are many different types of enclosures that produce different effects. Folks into bass tend to appreciate the ported bass speaker that recreates a Helmholtz resonator. Wikipedia has a great overview if you’re interested. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudspeaker_enclosure

  • Keith

    Is it just me or does anyone else think gas tanks with wires running into them might get your car some special attention if parked in public?

  • http://oneredpaperclip.com kyle

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