Published on March 18th, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker2
Subwoofer in a Drawer
Materials: Hemnes Three-Drawer TV Unit and Onkyo Subwoofer
Description: I have an Onkyo soundsystem hooked up to the TV that sits on my Hemnes TV Unit and the subwoofer is so big that it was almost as tall as the unit when it sat beside it. The speakers themselves were pretty big too, and inspired by the salad bowl speakers I saw on Ikea Hackers, I intent to make me own, smaller, housings for speakers too.
However, when I realized one of my drawers was empty, I decided, what the heck! Why not put the Sub in the drawer!
I didn’t think to take a pic of the sub before destroying, but I tore apart the box and separated all the equipment inside, cut holes in the bottom of the drawer for the speaker, for the sub’s control panel (cable and power input, output level, etc.), and for the air intake. I mounted the power supply to the side. The wood on the bottom of the drawer was pretty flimsy which wouldn’t insulate well, so I used wood from the original box to reinforce the the bottom and make for better sound insulation.
2 hours later, the base was booming and my living room was less cluttered! I was afraid it might rattle the slide brackets, or make my TV vibrate, but you can’t even tell the sub is in there!
~ David, Brazil