Faculty Advisor

Stabile, Joseph Anthony


Working alongside four other engineering teams, this Major Qualifying Project aimed to manufacture a low profile, wall-mounted home speaker system. Our main goal was to prototype a low profile, force balanced, sealed passive radiator bass box with a low frequency response. By conducting background research in parallel with findings taken from the 2016-2017 MQP, initial designs were prototyped. Simulation tools and test equipment were then utilized to iterate and improve bass response of moving magnet transducers to reach an ideal design. Also, mechanically rotating speaker housings were designed for moving coil transducers, to assist in sound steering. The overall work completed in this project and the other sub-groups was assembled into the low profile wall-mounted home speaker system.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering