How To Build A Speaker Box – Ultimate Guide

How To Build A Speaker Box

Though you can easily buy a complete speaker box setup from different brands but making a speaker box on your own can be a very exciting journey for you. It will fulfill your preferences, and at the same time, it will save some money too.

But you may have been confused about building it because of variations in speaker types and sizes. Don’t worry; we are here to help you with how to build a Speaker box.

Building a speaker box is not a hard job to do. All you need is appropriate elements, fixing tools, and some patience.

Process of How To Build A Speaker Box

Process of How To Build A Speaker Box

First of all, decide what types of speaker box do you need and how many channels like single or monotone and stereo. Now, you have to choose the speaker driver size according to your room space and sound preference, then half of your job will be done.

To complete the process, select the box material, choose the appropriate circuit driver and input system, and by fixing it all together, you will get your desired speaker box ready. Let’s discuss the process step by step.

Choose the Types of Speaker

There are two types of speakers they are subwoofer and amplifier speaker box. Basically, the amplifier circuit only works as a booster to amplify the actual input sound. To amplify the sound, it needs additional power.

And in the subwoofer circuit, there will be an extra subwoofer speaker to deliver proper base frequency, and along with it, there will be additional speakers too to amplify the sound. Choose wisely which one you need.

Decide your Channels Preference

After choosing the type, it is time to choose the channels. It is something directly related to the circuit diagram. Some are single or monotone drivers where you will get one channel audio output.

And some are stereo drivers where you will get two-channel audio output which can be identified right channel audio and left channel audio. With the two-speaker setup, this stereo setup can be functional.

Select the Speaker Driver Size

This is the most important part of the process. After selecting the speaker type and channels, you have to select the speaker size depending on your room space and sound output preference.

If you need too much loud sound, choose the more prominent speaker, and for decent sound output, go for a medium driver-sized one. Choose the quantity of speaker according to your circuit output driver.

Box Making

Box Making

Now it is the time to show your patience. First of all, select the material for the box; you can choose the plastic or the cardboard for making the box.

Whatever you choose, measure the sheets according to your speaker’s requirement to perform. Now cut the hole according to your speakers’ size and drill some holes surrounding the speaker hole to screw the speakers.

Go for the Perfect Circuit Driver

I hope you have already decided which type of speaker you will make. Subwoofer vs. amplifier and monotone vs. stereo whatever you choose, make sure it is perfect for your speaker drivers.

First, decide whether you are making it with an internal battery or a directly powered one. For the box with an internal battery, choose a circuit driver with a lower watt to go for a higher watt to get the best output. You have to choose the watt of the circuit according to the speaker driver size.

Choose the Input System

Choose the Input System

There are two ways to give input to a speaker box. The old, finished way is plugging a 3.5mm jack with the box and on the phone or any musical device. You only need to join a 3.5mm socket to the circuit driver’s input system for the jack connection.

But nowadays, everyone chooses an integrated wireless input system; for that, you can add a Bluetooth circuit with the input system of the main circuit driver.

And there are two types of Bluetooth drivers one provides only Bluetooth connectivity, and another one provides USB devices and SD card insert with an FM radio facility.

Do the Wiring

Wiring for the speaker box is not that complicated. Most of the circuit diagram for the speaker box comes with the identification for wearing, like which points are for input, which are output, and what is for power.

If you have soldering iron and know how to solder, you can easily solder the wires. Otherwise, there are some circuit designs with were a plug-in option; you can choose whatever is preferable to you and complete the proper wiring.

Fixing All Together

Joint all the sheets together with glue or screw to make the box shape. Now fix the speakers with the screw; you can also seal them with a glue gun for perfect air blocking.

Attach the circuit drivers anywhere of the free surface in the box. Put a hole for the power wire out of the box. If you are attaching a Bluetooth driver, it can have buttons and an IR blaster to control the functions,

so you need to attach it in front of the box. Make sure there is an air inlet and outlet hole in the back of the box. Now seal all the things and box with a glue gun for better joining and air sealing.

Cautions While Making the Speaker Box

  • Follow the instructions steps by step properly from the above.
  • Handel, the speaker drivers, carefully to prevent damages.
  • Don’t let anything hit your circuits if you don’t want to damage them.
  • Use protective gloves while soldering and gluing the box.
  • Make sure the wires are correctly connected before sealing.

Final Words

Flowing the steps above, I hope you will make your own speaker box. But still, if you are confused about how to build a speaker box, I will suggest taking your time and trying to understand the above discussion properly.

It may look complicated while reading, but you will find the steps are pretty easy while doing it practically.

Just choose or select the elements like speaker driver size, type of circuit driver, and input system wisely. Follow the cautions while making the box and fix everything properly, then power it up; now, your own speaker box will be ready to roar.