The speaker cabinet material is made of plastic, metal or wood. The speakers on the market can be divided into three types: plastic, metal and wooden speakers. Among them, plastic and wood are more common. Although, there is no accurate numerical value to indicate which material is more suitable for making the cabinet, but according to their respective characteristics, they still have their own strengths.
1. Plastic-not all toys
Plastic is one of the new speaker materials. Most plastic speakers are well-dressed, even though most of them are worthless. Their light weight and strong plasticity make them even fashionable endorsements. And the low price makes them firmly occupy the market of mini speakers, multimedia active speakers and even many outdoor audios. Also attracted the love of many young people.
However, most ordinary plastic speakers are made of ordinary materials, and the box body is thin and cannot overcome resonance. Therefore, the tone is generally dry, not round, and lacks smoothness. Only a handful of top products (most of them are from Europe and the United States), due to the application of specially processed high-density plastics, can achieve very perfect results. Most plastic speakers are more suitable for low-end entertainment options.
Therefore, if you only match a few thousand yuan with an audio-visual combination, it is sufficient to choose a plastic speaker; but for those who have certain requirements for the sound itself, it is best not to choose this type of product if there is not enough budget.
2. Metal-Aristocratic Storm
Metal speakers are products with higher technical content that have only begun to appear in recent years. The ever-changing material characteristics allow speaker manufacturers to incorporate various industrial design concepts as they wish, and improve the cost-effectiveness of metal speakers from an aesthetic point of view. In addition, the performance of metal speakers in the high-frequency part is very good, and the permeability is excellent.
However, like plastic speakers, these products also have strong requirements for manufacturers' metal processing capabilities and design capabilities; moreover, the sound-dyeing part is more difficult to control for metal speakers. Therefore, the number of manufacturers is also very limited, and the prices of intermediate products are relatively expensive. However, many Japanese and Korean brands, such as Panasonic, Pioneer, etc., have applied products made of this material to set home theaters, and have achieved good market performance.
In short, if it is not a set of audio combination, it is best not to choose metal products, besides, it is not easy to match the luster of metal with other homes.
3. Wood-the primary color is the basis
Wood is the oldest speaker material. It is also the most widely used material for speaker cabinets. Among them, the speakers made of solid wood materials are top grade. However, solid wood is very sensitive to humidity and can only be used when it is relatively dry.
The most wooden speakers on the market use high-density fiberboard. The overall sound performance of this material is not bad, and the processing cost is relatively low. Ordinary mid-range wooden speakers belong to this type of product.
In addition, there are speakers made of particleboard, plywood, medium-density particleboard and other materials, which are also wooden speakers.
In short, the sound performance of mid-range wooden speakers is generally better than similar products of plastic and metal texture, and home theaters of RMB 10,000 and above can be selected and matched. If it is not too troublesome, and if you have this surplus money, it is also a good choice to get a solid wood speaker with a value of one hundred or one hundred thousand.