Published on November 27th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


This salad bowl sounds good

Salad bowls are not only good for tossing greens, they make good spherical speakers too. Here’s a pair from Robert that are getting the kudos.

He says, “I wanted to make a pair of speaker enclosures and bought a pair of Ikea Blanda Matt Bowls, glued them together then mounted the speaker driver in them.”

Click to view details of the salad bowl speakers.

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13 Responses to This salad bowl sounds good

  1. Betsy says:

    I love this idea for speakers! Very creative and very fun use of salad bowls. I think I found my project for next weekend. :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    waou ca dechire
    tu as une procedure ??
    un tuto pour la construction ???
    jr suis preneur

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hello here !
    I saw this design a few weeks ago and i wanted to do something like this…
    I choose the idea of making a 2way bookshelf speaker with 2 salad bowls.
    The result is this : http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2544/dscf2715n.jpg
    It sounds great ! trebles are not directional at all, voices are clears, the low part is great, not deep of course due to a small diameter (105mm) and a lack for the moment of dampening material inside the bass bowl…

    I’ll post a link with the parts and mounting procedure to do that ….


  4. Ed Hardy says:

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  5. zrce says:

    cool. nice idea

  6. dramaqueen says:

    coconut speaker =]

  7. AV情趣用品 says:

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  8. EG says:

    great simple solution for what i have been looking for. thanks mate!

  9. Matthias says:

    The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) has built similar speakers out of Ikea salad bowls. Check out the video on YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmszXmks2EI)

  10. Mari says:

    Absolutely Beautiful!
    Wonder if I could do light fixtures…?

  11. Tien says:


  12. Chahya says:

    wow, this is creative!

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