In the lower part of the cabinet, you can see the tunnel, made up of the base and an upper board. At the top of the cabinet, behind the cut-out in the baffle for the mid- to high-range unit, is the enclosure required for the mid-range cone, made up of two wooden boards. Three 8 mm holes has to be drilled into the rear board of the mid-range enclosure for the connection leads. These holes have to be sealed well.
Fitting the F 8 SC - 8 Ohm into the side is a special feature. The mounting board for the F 8 SC - 8 Ohm (125 x 87 with a 78 mm cut-out) itself is glued in place from inside behind the square cut-outs in the corresponding side panel. For optical reasons the side panel cut-out must be made extremely accurately. The grille will be fitted into this cut-out after completion of the cabinet.
The crossover unit is placed into the cabinet through the cut-out of the woofer and simply laid into the damping material.
Cut two strips from the damping material around 5 cm wide and 30 cm long and place them longitudinally in the cabinets. An additional 5 cm wide strip is cut to make two strips 10 cm long and these are inserted in the cabinets, after the crossovers have been fitted, above and below the woofer.
Cabinet parts list for 1 box
This neat little system really knows how to play. Not merely on the desk, but also as bookends on the shelf, provided you leave some space behind them. Amazingly, this miniature member of the VOX family will produce a rich, powerful overall sound which, understandably will not have a full complement of bass frequencies. The laws of physics put the limits on that with the 8 cm woofers. Despite that, this miniature VOX will offer you very pleasurable music listening. They are far superior to those boxes you normally find standing beside PC monitors. A pair of VOX 80's and the VISATON AMP 2.2 baby amp, which runs on 12 volts, coupled with an MP3 player stashed away in your suitcase and you are all set for hifi quality on your travels or in your mobile home. I took to these little fellows during the test phase and only handed them back with the greatest reluctance.
(...) From the upper tonics onwards, its tiny size makes it responsive and crisp when playing music and shows that it belongs to the world of capable, fresh, serious speakers with an excellent overall sound quality. (...) By the way, you will never find a VOX 80 thumping out heavy duty pub music. Rock`n`roll and non-stop beats are definitely not the world in which it feels at home. (...) But a pair of VOX 80s on a desk, beside a computer screen or on a window sill will cause many a passer-by to think well of their owner. I speak from experience!
(...) Doch ab den oberen Grundtonlagen ist Ihre Winzigkeit fix und flink bei der Musik und eröffnet darüber das freizügige, frische und seriöse Klangbild eines durchaus ernst zu nehmenden Lautsprechers. (...) Übrigens werden Sie eine VOX 80 wohl niemals im harten Kneipeneinsatz finden - Rock`n`Roll und Dauerfeuer sind ganz bestimmt nicht ihr Ding. (...) Aber ein Pärchen VOX 80 auf dem Schreibtisch, neben dem Computermonitor oder auf der Fensterbank überträgt etliche Sympathien der Vorübergehenden auf den Betreiber. Selbst erlebt!