3D printing Audio DIY Loudspeaker Speakers Technology

Active Subwoofer – SW1

A 3D printed active subwoofer using 6.5″ driver.

Very low enclosure resonance thanks to the epoxy-filled walls.

Our full-range speakers needed something to beef up the lower end of the frequency spectrum. We set out to design a compact subwoofer that can be used together with our FR3 speakers. The result is a 13 liter enclosure with a 6.5″ driver, a matching passive resonator and a plate amp. The passive resonator allows tuning the resonance frequency to match room modes, for example. The enclosure consists of two parts, which are glued together after printing. Total print time is about 100 hours and uses about 4 kg of filament. The mass can be increased by filling the walls with epoxy through the holes in the back. 2 kg additional mass can be obtained this way.

The 3D files can be found on Thingiverse for free:

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