Be guided through Australia's only speaker building course in a remarkable Heritage Workshop.
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. Set in the historic Locomotive Workshops in Eveleigh instructed by experienced teacher Atlas.
Build a pair of Premium Speakers in 4 Sessions
Duration: 3 hours 15min x 4 sessions
Dates: See dates via the book spot button
Location: Locomotive Workshops, 2 Locomotive Street
Redfern NSW 2015
A journey into Art & Science
Experience the craft of speaker building in our Workshop Course. By the end of the course, you walk home with your own pair of hand-crafted speakers that compete with speakers costing more than $6,500 commercially.
Work with your hands to build your bespoke pair of speakers.
In a breathtaking 18th century heritage listed Workshop.
Share the experience with a cool bunch of music and audio lovers.
LEARN THE SCIENCE
Theory on how speakers produce sound and all the Hi-Fi know-how.
Get the best of the best.
Designed to reproduce music at lowest distortion possible by pairing high quality speaker components with an advanced crossover design.
Pre-cut wood panels in Birch, American Alder, Mahogany or Oak
Speaker drivers by SB Acoustics or Scan Speak and Vifa
Power Handling: 100 Watts
2 Way Design
Frequency Range: 45 Hz - 30 kHz
Sensitivity: 86 db @ 1 Watt
If some of these specs aren't part of your vocabulary, don't worry. Just know that these speakers are made to perform. They can handle the house party, that's a certain. If you were to buy similar speakers off the shelf, you're looking at spending at least $6000.
The Speaker Building Course is taught by Atlas in the heritage listed Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Redfern, Sydney.
Book Your Spot
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Session 1 - Glue Up
Learn how a collection of sound can constitute as music and how speakers reproduce recorded sound.
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'll be ready to start gluing your speaker cabinets.
By the end of this class you have glued the panels together and created the skeleton of your cabinet.
Each Session in Short
Read about what we cover in each session.
Session 2 - Sanding & Varnish
It's 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'll learn wood surface techniques and the importance of the process before adding the finish.
Once you're happy with the finishing touches, you varnish the speakers. In this class you also learn about the tweeter and woofer and their function.
Session 3 - Crossover Assembly
It's 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'll be taken through the basics of circuit theory, and guided through 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 almost ready to play.
Session 4 - Final Assembly
Let's see what your speakers go for.
You'll assemble the final stages of your speakers screwing down the drivers in place. Voila! You built your own pair of speakers.
Before you take them home, you'll test the acoustic and electrical characteristics through measuring equipment. Learn what the measurements mean and how they can be used to enhance speaker characteristics.
You leave the final session with a pair of speakers. Hook them up in your home and experience a deeper connection to music.