To start with, I would like to thank you for sharing all these wonderful
DIY projects online. I’ve been building DIY speakers for the past 20
years, but never managed to find a design that could compete with
vintage 10-inch speaker, until now.
After contemplating to build the Cyclop and the Jenzen Next, I
eventually decided to build the DTQWT-mkII T35 due to the high
The woodworking of the DTQWT is fairly complex. Although having some
experience in building speakers, this time I found an interior builder
to do it for me. I was quite surprised by the size of the cabinets at
the moment of delivery. These speakers are HUGE! The cabinets are made
of Black MDF and 24mm birch plywood covered with oak veneer. All
internal panels are made of 18mm MDF. The weight of these speakers turns
out to be around 50kg each.
The speakers are running for a month already. The first time I connected
the speakers I immediately noticed the coherent sound of the JA8008 with
the tweeter. I was surprised how good and realistic it was, but
unfortunately it wasn’t what I expected. Coming from a Scanspeak bass
reflex tower, the bass of the DTQWT (before break in) was disappointing.
After pulling and pushing the membranes of the woofers by hand as you
recommended, the bass immediately improved. The sound got a lot better
over time, now after a month break in time, I can honestly say that
these speakers already are the best I’ve ever had, expecting it would
get better after a longer break in time. I really enjoy the high
fidelity sound of the DTQWT, detailed, transparent, coherent, tight
bass, great dynamics and very realistic.
Kind regards, Kenny Tang, The Netherlands.