DIY Audio Projects

by Vikash Chauhan

Here is a collection of my DIY audio endevours. The projects below have been inspired by the hugely talented members of

Also be sure to visit where you can find some of the audio components and kits used in my projects.


Linkwitz Orion

Linkwitz Orion Open Baffle Loudspeakers - The last loudspeaker?

CSS FR125S Monitor

Fullrange monitors with CSS FR125S drivers in 9 litre ported enclosure.

Tangband W3-871S Monitor

06/2005 - 07/2005
Fullrange monitor with Tangband W3-871S drivers and notch filter. Based on John Krutke's design.

XLS10 Sub and Passive

03/2004 - 03/2004
A subwoofer using a single Peerless XLS 10 driver (830452) and a single 10" XLS Passive Radiator (830481).

MTM Floorstander

09/2003 - 12/2006
Sealed MTM floorstanders using drivers from my old TDL RTL3's (Monacor SPH-175 and Vifa D20TD-05-06).

Transducer Design Diary

07/2003 - 09/2003
A log of my journey into loudspeaker transducer design starting from scratch.

Driver Burn In

Is driver break/burn in for real? What are the measured T/S effects?


DIY Chassis + LM3886 Amp

A DIY aluminium chassis and LM3886 power amp.

P2P LM3886 + Hi-cap PSU

LM3886 based power amp wire point-2-point with snubberised hi-cap PSU designed by CarlosFM.

TATCA Chip Amp

12/2004 - 03/2005
Tiny And Transluscent Chip Amp - TATCA. Seperate PSU and amplifier sections, Brian Bell's LM3875 kit.

Integrated Chip Amp

06/2004 - 09/2004
Custom built chassis and Brian Bell's LM3875 PCB's using basic and premium components. Includes blind test results.

Gainclone Power Amp

Cheap Non-inverted Gainclone (NIGC) using scrap components. Based on the LM3875 chip amplifier.


Measurement Microphone

A DIY microphone using a Panasonic WM-61A electret capsule.

Wallin Jig v2

A DIY jig designed by Eric Wallin, used with Speaker Workshop to calculate driver T/S parameters.

Measurement Clamp

A cement filled stand to hold loudspeakers during impedance measurements.

Standing Wave Calculator

Calculate the standing waves for a standard rectangular enclosure..
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