This winter I wanted to build another set of speakers but there were a couple of problems. My woodworking skills are not great and I don't have a heated workshop where I could work as sawdust and paint fumes are typically not welcome in the home. With that in mind I was looking for a speaker that required not cutting or finishing and came across the Tang Band D4-1 DIY Back-Loaded Horn Speaker Kit.
The kits as supplied is 100% ready to build with all the necessary parts and tools required except for a soldering iron. There is no cutting required and the small speaker kit goes together just like the ready-to-assemble furniture that you would find at Ikea. The enclosure just stacks up and is held together with hex screws. The enclosure is a rear-loaded expanding horn which houses a single fullrange driver, the Tang Band W4-1617.
The enclosure was very simple to put together and the exterior wood face came pre-finished with a low gloss finish. The finish looks like it it can be lightly sanded and painted should one desire a different finish. The overall dimensions of each enclosure is 162 mm x 320 mm x 500 mm (W x H x D) and the finished speakers weigh 10.9 kg each.
The net result is a simple, attractive and compact back horn speaker that sounds great and is fun to build!
For full details see the Tang Band D4-1 DIY Back-Loaded Horn Speaker Kit review.
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