I needed a coffee table for my living room, but had absolutely no budget to buy one. I did have two old Jensen Triette speakers from the '60s and some scrap wood so I threw this together over the weekend. The speaker size makes the top just the right height. Next step would be to install a battery-powered Wi-Fi receiver or amp underneath on the small shelf and I could then actually play music through the Jensens, which still sound pretty good. They have 12" woofers, 8" mids and a horn-loaded tweeter.
Post by johneppstein on Jan 16, 2017 18:59:49 GMT -6
Back in the early/mid '70s when I'd just moved to California I fell in with a bunch of Hi-fi enthusiast who were really into coffee table sized/shaperd transmission ine subwoofers that were driven by 6"x 9" KEF audio flat fronted drivers.They were not particularly loud (a good efficiency match for Quad electrostatics IIRC), but MAN, were they flat WAYY down low. 1812 Overture, YEAH!
The guiding light in the group was a cat named Demien Martin who later founded Entec* and (AFAIK) is currently with Constellation Audio.
At Entec Demian invented one of the first servo controlled subwoofers and a turntable that featured a platter made of solid granite that floated on and was propelled by a cushion of air, guaratneed not to skip in a California earthquake....
My solution for getting audio through the Jensen Tri-ettes: Lepai power amp and Hosa Bluetooth receiver, powered by 12volt battery pack. I had the battery pack for use with tools and got the other two items from Parts Express. Amp is a class T, 20watts per side and has mini TRS and RCA inputs. Gets plenty loud for this application. Ran audio to it via Bluetooth from both my Samsung S4 and my Kindle. Both worked well, so this project is a success.