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    Default DIY tower speaker (HLCD page 3)

    Hi Guys,
    As I can't work on my boat because of winter, I would like to share this tutorial on how to build your own tower speakers.
    I already gave all those informations in my boat's post, but it will be easier to find it in the audio/video section.

    So, I started to draw it on autocad (DWG here ; DXF here and PDF here) and CNC it in PVC Komacel/Forex material (20mm thickness) :







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    Stéphane
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    1989 Supra Saltare

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    Then I glued and screwed the squeletton :







    Stéphane
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    I then stretch sleece material (to make sweatshirt), 300g/m² to get the final shape and staple on the top of the face (with satinless steel staple) :







    Stéphane
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    Then i resin it with polyester resin. You can use epoxy, it's stronger, doesn't smell, but is more expensive.
    I bondoed staple and outcrop the face.
    My choice was to get someting different than painted or polished aluminium result, so i go with black vinyl, and a polished aluminium face. If you choose the same vinyl finition, becareful to use a good one, very stretchable.

    Notice that I put inside the box some anti vibration material, to loud the sound and prevent from vibration noises.

    Here is the result :







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    The face is a 2mm thickness aluminium that I polished with standard polishing stuff and a driller. It tooks time and patience, the aluminium needs to be taped on a wood piece.

    Here is the final result :







    Finishing between alu face and vinyl is black silicon
    Stéphane
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    Speakers are BOSS AUDIO MARINE MR695. They do the job very well for the price, I don't regret my choice. They are powerful and sounds Hifi.
    Clamps are coming from DIYwake.com

    I then glued "SUPRA" in PVC material 3mm thickness







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    And finaly some photos of the final thing on the boat :







    Stéphane
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    1989 Supra Saltare

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    Awesome job
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    run your engine after you change the oil
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    Thanks docdrs
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    Nice work, looks clean.

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