In this workshop, the A2Z Speaker guys will provide an introduction to speaker building, which brings together the fundamentals of electricity, magnetism, sound and acoustics, with the satisfaction of precision hands-on woodworking. Think of this workshop as a fun interactive science class in a woodshop. Students will be immersed in the world of woofers, tweeters, and crossovers; the electric kind, not small SUV’s! Class participants will discover how speaker drivers work, the basics of crossover network design, and why the style of a cabinet enclosure also influences the quality of sound. Students will learn how to blend these elements together in the construction of a pair of pyramid shape enclosures that are not only visually compelling, but also acoustically superior to conventional box designs. The electronic components used in these speakers are of very high quality and are perfectly matched in a proven design. The tweeter and woofer are manufactured by SEAS, a distinguished and respected Norwegian speaker manufacture. By the end of the workshop, not only will each student have completed a project where the woodworking craftsmanship literally speaks for itself, but also have gained practical woodworking and electrical skills with the confidence to explore additional speaker building on their own.
The speakers constructed in this workshop are comparable to commercial speakers in the $2000 – $4000 range. You will never tire of listening to the beautiful music they make, or proudly showing them off to your friends.