Important note: Due to COVID-19 our workshop space is currently closed for classes. Coincidentally, we're developing an In-home speaker building course, which enables you to build a pair of speakers in your home. Read more about it here.

Workshop Course

Over a course of four 3 hour sessions you will be given the tools, material and guidance to embark on your speaker project while gaining an insight into the art and science of speaker design.

AUD 2400

Model 1

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Specifications:

- Danish Speaker Components

- Furniture Grade Plywood

- Power Handling: 100 Watts

- 2 Way Design

- Frequency Range: 45 Hz - 30 KhZ

If some of these specs aren't part of your vocabulary, don't worry. We cover all the science behind speakers in the course in an easy way to understand.

Multiple Locations

Critical Slide - 245 Bondi Road

Build your speakers in a surfshop/cafe, which turns into a workshop by night. As soon as you arrive at the door step, you feel the chilled vibes. If you wanna check out the speakers, you can find them playing groovy tunes in store during opening hours. There's also great shopping and the crew at Critical Slide grind a good bean so you have many reasons to swing by the store in Bondi. 

 

Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops - Bay 2, 2 Locomotive Street

Build your speakers in a 130 year old heritage workshop. This space takes you back in time and will also take your breath away. Our original location at the Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops in the heart of Sydney has been temporary closed until further notice. 

Book Your Spot

You can book your spot for the speaker building workshop below. Click the 'See Dates' button to choose your preferred date range.

 

SESSION 1

How a collection of sound can constitute as music and how speakers reproduce recorded.

Welcome to the The Speaker Project!

The session begins with a listening session; this sets the benchmark of how good music can sound.

 

You will then be introduced to the science behind sound and learn what is required to produce quality speakers. You get an understanding of the speaker components and what actually makes a loudspeaker sound incredible vs. mediocre.

You will find your spot at the workbench and get familiar with the materials and tools. With knowledge comes confidence and with Atlas's instructions you will be ready to start puzzle together the first parts of your very own handmade speakers.

 

By the end of this class you have glued the panels together and created the skeleton of your cabinet.

SESSION 2

It is something truly amazing about seeing the transformation of raw wood turn into beautiful pieces of art.

Now the time has come to get into the zone for real. Making a smooth finish to your cabinets is an absolute joy!

 

You will learn wood surface techniques and the importance of the process  before adding the finish. 

Once you are happy with the finishing touches woodworking wise, you can stain and varnish the speakers to your liking. In this class you will also learn about the drivers; tweeter and woofer. You learn how the drivers collaborate to produce that high quality sound. 

SESSION 3

It is a challenging yet enjoyable process, which also gives you an understanding how the internals of the speakers work.

The crossover forms the brain of the speaker. You will be taken through the basics of circuit theory, which is going to help you with assembling the electrical components and soldering all the wires to make the crossover. 

 

When the crossover is completed, placed inside the box and connected to the drivers, the speakers are ready to play.

Carrying on, you will test your speakers to ensure the sound is balanced and clear.

SESSION 4

You have completed the wooden cabinet, assembled all speaker components and connected the electrical wiring.

You have completed your own set of speakers!

 

Before you take them home, you will test the acoustic and electrical characteristics by measuring equipment and by your own ear. Learn what the measurements mean and how they can be used to enhance speaker characteristics.

 

You are leaving the last session with a pair of speakers which you know from the inside and out. Hook them up in your home, put your favourite tune on and enjoy music like never before.