Etsy Electronics: Easiest Way to Get DIY Speakers

Etsy Electronics: Easiest Way to Get DIY Speakers

Range Govindan
Sep 9, 2011

If you're into DIY and handmade electronics, you're probably aware that a DIY speaker will comparatively sound a lot better than the average speaker, which is something interesting when you are handy with tweeters and electronics. However, when you aren't, it's time to head to Etsy to find out what's available. Etsy features an almost industrial quantity of vintage and handmade items to discover.

1. Wooden Speakerball by Neonfrontier: This dodecahedron features 12 × 2-inch speakers and is supposed to fill a room with sound. Then enclosure has been handcrafted out of Masonite. The speakers themselves aren't handmade, but this is an interesting setup. It costs $500.

2. Tiny Wooden Speaker with Built-In FM Radio This tiny wooden speaker is a great little accessory. It even comes with a built-in FM radio. It's available for $49.99 from Somedayrain. It works with SD cards, iDevices, and other players.

3. Ampoids Mini Tin Altoids Amp & Speaker: What can you cram inside an Altoids tin? How about an amp and speaker combination for your electric guitar. At only $30, this baby won't even break the bank and it's made with TLC.

4. Orca Speaker by Blumenstein Ultra Fi: These speakers sell for $550, but the handmade goodness by Clark Blumenstein will probably delight your ears, as seen in his customer testimonials. They aren't too big, so you'll be able to use these in a variety of different settings.

5. Customizable Audio Tower by Synergetic Design: These speakers feature an intriguing design, which is supposed to blend into any decor, but we think that they'll most likely stand out. That's not bad, since they look quite sculptural. They'll work well in lofts and studios. They are 5' in height, 10" deep, and weigh 25lbs each. Upon ordering them, you will be able to chose between a variety of different OEM BMW, Ferrari, or Mercedes Benz color options. The final finish will be wet sanded and polished to an extreme luster (like an electric guitar). They sell for $500.

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(Images: Somedayrain, Ampoids, Neonfrontier, Blumenstein, Synergetic Design)

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