MDF speakers (wood):
This is the most common speaker cabinet material. For multimedia speakers, most products use MDF, which is processed by high temperature and high pressure to form a relatively high-strength sheet. This material has a very high price advantage and subsequent processing is relatively easy. , But the shortcomings are obvious. Compared with the solid wood material, the density is lacking, the sound performance is not good enough, and there are some deficiencies in moisture resistance and durability.
Bamboo speakers (wood):
Bamboo wood is the box that uses our common bamboo as the raw material to process the sound box. The processed bamboo is called: bamboo board. The craft is generally made of bamboo strips spliced and combined with viscose under high temperature conditions. The characteristics of the product are firm and stable, no glue, and not easy to deform. After removing the sugar, acid value, starch and protein in the bamboo, it has the characteristics of super insect-proof and durable. The bamboo made by high-pressure compounding is very wear-resistant, anti-mildew, smooth and soft surface, and stable in quality. Bamboo wood should pay more attention to the problem of moisture resistance.
Solid wood speakers (wood):
The other type is solid wood panels, which include mahogany, walnut, maple, rosewood, mahogany and other different wood materials, and the materials of the front baffle, side panels and back panels may also be slightly different. Due to the natural nature of solid wood, the board will have better natural characteristics, and its density, strength and resistance to deformation will be more outstanding, but the cost will be higher, so it is generally only used in high-end products. It is regarded as a mark of product grade.
Compared with solid wood materials that are difficult to regenerate, we have less abundant plastics. Synthetic materials can be continuously produced. In addition, in terms of technology, plastics are also easier to process and shape. Therefore, we see that most of the more fancy speakers are made of plastic. Coupled with the direct injection of high-gloss craftsmanship and color, the plastic box has a better appearance and expressiveness. Therefore, many times we will take it for granted that plastic speakers are of lower grade than wooden speakers. In fact, we can't just qualify them by the shell material. Many plastic speakers also have excellent sound quality.
Although metal speakers are not as common as the first two, they are also very good optional materials. Metal is stronger than wood and plastic in strength and density, so it can create a more distinctive tone. In addition, because the color and texture of metal materials are in line with the current mainstream aesthetic orientation, metal speakers also give people a very high-end feel. Many small-volume portable speakers use metal materials.
Glass is also a kind of synthetic material, so the production cost can be better controlled. The reason why glass speakers are rare is that they are more brittle in texture and easier to damage, and have higher requirements for the use environment. Therefore, glass Speakers mostly appear in the HiFi field, which can be regarded as a strange flower.
Does the rock speaker sound like a spoof? However, in fact, speakers with stone as the cabinet do exist. Many DIY speaker players also like to use marble as the cabinet to polish the cabinet. Stone has certain advantages in suppressing resonance. The use of stone as the cabinet of the speaker is more often a player's choice. For brands that focus on commercial sales, wood and plastic are more suitable.
In principle, as long as it can support the unit speaker and other components, and can reflect sound waves, it can be used as a speaker cabinet. However, in actual production, we have to consider the cost of raw materials, production costs and actual test results. Therefore, wood is not necessarily the best, but it must be the most suitable. For players who like to make hands-on, we can do everything we want and give full play to our imagination.