3D Printed Speaker part 1, upcycled Logitech X530 speaker

 


So I had the idea of 3D printing a custom speaker for a little bit and watching videos from people like Hexi Base, Hexi Base Channel, who does a lot of great 3D printed speakers and subwoofers. Thomas Sanladerer’s covering of 3D printing speakers, DIY 5.1 Surround speakers - a learning opportunity! #3DPrinting. Along with more traditional speaker design videos such as SoundBlab, SoundBLab's Channel.


To start down the journey of designing and printing speaker housing I figured to wing it and to repurpose some speakers I have around the house. First speakers to start experimenting with are some old Logitech surround sound speakers, CNET's review of Logitech X530 speakers, that I had left over from this set that went missing in college. I took one apart and started measuring one up to do a rough draft of a custom speaker.  Now keep in mind I am no expert in speaker design and don’t plan on pretending to be one online.  I also have no clue on how well it will sound once it is complete.


I plan on ordering some parts the speaker to be able to use it with a surround receiver or a stand alone amp.  Those parts are speaker binding posts, https://www.ebay.com/itm/223564453451. I am also hoping that ordering some passive radiators for speakers will help improve things as well, these are the ones I am currently looking at, https://www.ebay.com/itm/133430049864.

For future versions of this print I plan on using wood pla and with inspiration from this video, CNC Kitchen's - Texturing 3D Prints for Strength!, I plan on doing a wood grain texture. However, for the first few revisions I plan on just using Cura’s Fuzzy Skin feature because I liked how it turned out.  I also plan redoing the design files to where they will be adjustable on size based on the speaker size.


I have posted the models on Thingiverse if you would like to play around with them yourself. I would love to see what you do with it.

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