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    Posted: 11 February 2019 at 11:21pm
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and i will start by apologizing for my bad English. Clap

I want to build a speaker ball. (hanging from the sealing like a lamp.
I've done some sketching and was wondering if you guys can give me some tips and tricks about this idea.

Price range around 300 US dollars. except the shell.
I want the sound to give rich base and clear mids and highs.


Material: Wood
Diameter: 50cm
Active speaker
Source: bluetooth
2 or 3 way?
Seald woofer or not?
Drivers?
ideas of improving acustics and still be a ball?
Powersuply?

Hope you guys can help! Smile

Pictures of my sketching:
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Edited by Loede - 11 February 2019 at 11:23pm
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I think construction-wise you'd be looking at turning it with a lathe, sawing the ball in half and carving it empty, but I doubt you can make a sphere with a diameter of 50cm house all the internals no matter how thin you carve it.

You can use audio over bluetooth but the sound quality isn't the best plus you'd need a transmitter/reciever which could cost you a bit, and the range is somewhat questionable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fat_brstd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2019 at 11:58pm
Buy a ceiling speaker and then build the enclosure around that with the bluetooth receiver & amp built in just be aware of cooling on the amp module. Something like a QSC AD-C6T would be a good starting point.
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http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/toa_pendent_ball_speaker_bs_967.html




Edited by mini-mad - 12 February 2019 at 5:44am
If it sounds like a gorilla is trying to escape, turn it down.
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You should forget about getting strong bass from such box.

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Keep pushing on, things are gonna get better.
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have a look at (former?) member mykeys designs on here


this is the 1st set I found via search but he had a lot of different variants, many of them single spheres
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