I designed this speaker for my desktop at work, to sit below my monitor. It’s a shallow, simplified version of my fully wooden construction speaker, made by layering laser-cut plywood – called ‘Auden’ – [Au]dio woo[den]. Since it’s smaller, it’s ‘Auden Mini’.
By layering the plywood, I was able to create the unique hourglass shape. It looks interesting but also makes it easy to carry and doubles up as the perfect cradle for the audio device being played. The design is inspired by the retro wooden audio equipment of the 80s with a modern twist.
As the ‘Mini’ edition, I’ve stripped the volume control and bluetooth and moved all the I/O round to the back. The idea behind it is to sit on a desktop in a more permanent position than the full-size model. It’s 12V powered (adaptor included) but could also be powered by a monitor’s 12V output (some have these for monitor speakers). If you’re after a portable speaker with bluetooth, here’s a link to the full-size one: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/226273077/auden-laser-cut-layered-wooden-portable
Inside is a 2x18W, stereo Class D amplifier (highly efficient), driving two 80mm cones. It’s insulated with a thin layer of sheeps wool to create a pleasant audio dynamic; it sounds great for it’s size. If you want to give it portable power, you can BYOB ‘bring your own battery’. I can recommend compatible Li-Ion battery packs that will last ~16hr for around ~£20.
I make these to order so I can provide customisation at your request (engraving, material finish). The photos show ‘Oak’ finish. ‘Clear’ is light plywood colour.
Dimensions: 280x110x70mm (LxHxD)