Due to several reasons it has been quiet a while since my last project . But I kept on thinking how my next box should look like.
I changed a couple of technical details and tried the Markaudio Alpair 7 speakers. One of the biggest changes is the abscence of a real dock connector. One factor for this is the strong rumor that Apple will introduce a smaller dock connector with the next generation of their iDevices.
This isn’t a real drawback for me since I integrated Airplay for the first time. This enables the wireless playback of my music. The back of the new box also features a USB port for charging and an audio jack which even allows to connect a broader variety of devices.
From a design point of view I have chosen a so called “Fantasma burl” veneer which gives it a kind of crazy look. I tried to get all other comonents in black color. The size of the box is 25 cm x 25 cm x 50 cm.
For the amplifying part I have used the combination of the Meanwell NES 350W and the Hifimediy T2 with an Alps “blue velvet” pot. This in cooperation with the Alpair 7 speakers sounds really nice. A bass port for each speaker is used and the box was seperated into three chambers again. The two speaker chambers are sealed with sealing tape. For ventilation purposes and an easier possibility to add all connectors a CNC backpanel was designed and ordered.
Enjoy the pics and the video and feel free to ask any questions. I would appreciate suggestion for furture builds and improvements. Thank you.
Box in action: