SPEAKER BUILDING WORKSHOP
Over a course of 4 sessions you will be given the tools, guidance and material to build your own pair of high performance speakers.
These speakers aren't like any ordinary speaker, they outperform commercially available speakers in terms of price and performance.
Your speakers will sound lifelike. You find yourself forgetting they are speakers, rather you think the artist might be in the room playing for you.
Sounds too good to be true? Well, why don't you come and have a listen to them and hear music like never before. We invite you to our venue in Bondi for a listening session.
Read about what each session offers in further detail below.
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.
HOW A COLLECTION OF SOUND CAN CONSTITUTE AS MUSIC AND HOW SPEAKERS REPRODUCE RECORDED SOUNDS.
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.
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.
IT IS SOMETHING TRULY SPECIAL ABOUT SEEING THE TRANSFORMATION. WHAT STARTED OUT AS PIECES OF RAW WOOD TURN INTO BEAUTIFUL PIECES OF ART.
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.
The crossover, 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.
IT IS A CHALLENGING YET ENJOYABLE PROCESS, WHICH ALSO GIVES YOU AN UNDERSTANDING HOW THE INTERNALS OF THE SPEAKERS WORK.
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.
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 HAVE COMPLETED THE WOODEN CABINET, ASSEMBLED ALL SPEAKER COMPONENTS AND CONNECTED THE ELECTRICAL WIRING.
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 favorite tune on and enjoy music like never before.