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10 DIY Home Theater Speakers

Ever thought of making your own home theater speakers? Building your own audio equipment can be a daunting task. However, with this list of helpful DIY home theater speakers tutorials, you can be on your way to a perfect and booming theater system that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

1. DIY Center Speaker

This speaker build contains four woofers and one tweeter, which makes it perfect for big, booming sound. It is designed to be a center speaker, which you can couple with smaller speakers around your living room for surround sound. This DIYer painted his center speaker white, but you can change it up to fit the needs of your room.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 2 weekends
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2. DIY Basic Tool Speaker

This is a perfect beginner’s project for those who don’t have a lot of tools or money but want to build their own speaker. This speaker utilizes mini-woofers, which provides impressive sound in a relatively small speaker. The whole project costs about $90 and uses the most basic of tools you probably already have in your garage.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 2 weekends
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3. DIY Mini Tower Speakers

Are you looking to make some smaller speakers? Make these mini tower passive speakers. You can use these to replace your computer speakers, or put them as a part of your home theater system in an area without much space! Simple, rustic, and modern, these DIY home theater speakers take audio output to the next level.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 weekend
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4. DIY Bookshelf Speakers

These DIY home theater speakers prove that you don’t need to buy expensive wood to build beautiful speakers. Cherry veneer plywood is used to simulate a high-end look, but the sound is fantastic. This tutorial is detailed and simple to follow; so even if you’ve never done woodworking before, you won’t get lost.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 weekend
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5. DIY Bluetooth Home Theater Speaker

Although this speaker is heavy and quite bulky, you’ll appreciate the fact that it is a Bluetooth speaker and has a great sound. It also has a handle built in for easy transport, if you should need it. Coupled with a detailed written tutorial, you’ll be able to build this project with no confusion and be able to enjoy your DIY home theater speakers faster!

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 2 weekends
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6. DIY Portable Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re looking for a little more portability in your speaker, look no further than this tutorial. Although it is light and portable, this speaker can get extremely loud due to its high capacity woofers! The design is very crisp and modern, perfect for homes that don’t lend themselves well to a rustic natural wood look.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 1-2 weekends
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7. DIY Cube Speakers

Another awesome tutorial is this cube speaker build. Made from only two pieces of wood, these DIY home theater speakers can be made on the cheap. The enclosure is made from pine boards, and the front and back baffles are made from redwood. These sleek speakers would make an impressive addition to your home theater system.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 weekend
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  • Wood boards
  • Drill
  • Circular saw
  • Woofers
  • Binding posts
  • Speaker wire
  • Speaker cables

 

8. DIY Home Subwoofer

To complete any home theater system is a speaker dedicated to low-end bass. This tutorial teaches you how to build your own subwoofer to complement your home theater system or car audio. This particular project is a 12″ passive sealed type subwoofer. If you enjoy making things for your home you can also check out our DIY projector ideas.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 weekend
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9. DIY 2.1 Bluetooth Theater Speaker

This build is super sleek due to its flat black front. It is designed to sound best at moderate listening levels, so pair it with other speakers in your home theater system for the highest quality sound. This video links to a huge downloadable plans guide that will help you build this awesome speaker. Your friends won’t believe you built this home theater speaker by yourself!

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 2+ weekends
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10. DIY Leather & Walnut Bluetooth Speaker

The leather front of this speaker sets it apart from most DIY home theater speakers. The back panel is held ontoin enclosure with magnets, making it easy to access the electronics if needed. And with a beautiful walnut cabinet to boot, you’ll be as impressed as your friends when you finish this project.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 1-2 weekends
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Conclusion

This list of DIY home theater speakers is only a few of the many designs out there. I hope you’ll take some of these projects and make them your own! Building DIY home theater speakers takes precision and some time, but the flexibility in design and sound makes it worth the effort. Have you ever built a home theater speaker? Do you have any DIY speaker projects you’ve tried and loved? Share your thoughts!

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