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Open Source Speakers Use Mason Jars as Enclosures

If you’re looking for some lightweight speakers with an eye catching design, this project combines open-source speakers with a glass jar to showcase the home-rolled guts.

If you’re going to take the time to build your own speakers from the ground up you don’t want to hide them away in a dull enclosure. This speaker projects combines the open source hardware from the Fab Speakers project with mason jars to show off the build in style. Hit up the link below for more information on how you can roll your own speakers.

Audio Jar [via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/9/12

Comments (4)

  1. A.D.Wheeler

    Neat idea but definitely not a tutorial.

  2. r

    fun project to hone ones skills in basic speaker construction, but glass enclosures
    are just poor at producing good sound characteristics–hardwood is always best.

  3. hanzie

    I prefer MDF plywood was the best material, due to lack of grain. The low cost is a small plus too. Actually, the cost isn’t so much the driver as the lack of self recrimination when Murphy strikes. I always get 3 times the material projected, so I can normally finish the job with one shopping trip.

  4. Brenda Dyck

    You should pin this on!! Super neat site! (I would, if it wasn’t for copyrights!

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