Published on February 8th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Speaker

Ikea Speaker

Materials: Three Blanda MATT four BAREN hangs tubes and fiberglass

Description: Ikea Speaker built by three Ikea bowls made of wood (Blanda MATT). Speaker feet are Ikea (BAREN Hangs) four pieces of them. The whole thing was assembled with vacuum tubes and fiberglass.

Ikea Speaker
Ikea Speaker

~ Damir Paco, Denmark

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19 Responses to Ikea Speaker

  1. Anonymous says:

    Looks nice. Good work. I like the fact that you rounded the baffles. They appear to nearly approach spherical baffles which actually improves diffraction/early reflections. Also, your bass response can always be increased with equalization and long excursion drivers.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Amazing. Does the construction consist
    of a crossover at all? (since you did not reply
    on the detailed questions …)

  3. This is amazing! I’d love to hear how they sound.

  4. Anonymous says:

    These speakers are real beauties! They look great! Cool eye-catchers! Could you please give some data about the speakers and the electronics? Wireing, Speakersizes, Crossover, etc?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Man you are the new age/Ikea macgyver :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    what are the sizes of the speakers? and what is connecting them to stand like that *(the top once)

  7. Anonymous says:

    They look very nice.

  8. Damir Paco says:

    Hey. Yes they are real speaker. The bass is a little flat, but it can be done with a woofer. I have unfortunately no instructions in how to make them because I did not think to take pictures while I made them. I have uploaded an image so you can see them where they stand today.

    Damir Paco

  9. Anonymous says:

    So, how exactly was this achieved? Does anyone else have a more detailed instruction set?

  10. Elsa says:

    Simply beautiful !

  11. WF says:

    Very impressive. Like the legendary B&W Nautilus at all.

  12. bartjan says:

    Just by looking at those pictures, I seriously doubt they will sound good. That woofer looks like a 8″ driver in about 9 liters of closed enclosure. It’s not unpossible to get some low out of that, but it requires a driver with very quirky specs…

    • Stacy Devino says:

      Yeah, but he may have ported it on the back end. Heck, I would do a dual ported design on the back of that 8″ driver (for the frequency weaknesses you will get in a design like that). If you did the crossover right, that driver shouldn’t really be handling anything over 250hz anyway. A bit of mud in your sub-bass is fine and building closed, correctly done subs is art of its own.

      DANG nice build though! I am thinking of doing a variant of this with those bowls. Maybe a duo spherical speaker on the bottom using a wide range 6.5″ and a 1″ silk dome in the top. Probably build a set for less than $100.

    • Damir Paco says:

      You two are both quite right. Yes .. bass is a little flat, but I have tried to solve it, to run the sound through pipes. see this picture. (1 +2)

      Hope you can understand this.
      Damir Paco

  13. Cecile says:

    We’d like some technical specs, if you don’t mind. Also, where is the subwoofer?

  14. Cristina says:

    I would love to try this out, if it is a real speaker. Any link to instructions on how to make this?

  15. gesher says:

    So… is this a real speaker, or something made to look like a speaker?

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