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  • Ok, so how bad exactly is your driver hoarding?

    Reality check! Some of us are serious suckers for driver buyouts and drivers on sale. We buy drivers with no intended project in the works. So how many drivers do you have sitting on your shelves? Count them. You might be surprised. I was!!!! I shamefully admit that I currently have 73 unused drivers sitting on my shelves.
    Craig

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    You got me beat. I have about a dozen DA175 laying around, a quartet of Wavecor WF152BD04, a pair of TB full rangers, a couple of Viawave tweeters. Everything else is at least occupying a cabinet.
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    • #3
      At least 30 something with about 10 in uncompleted speakers. They include Hiquipon, Scanspeak, Eton, SB Acoustics, Dynaudio, Magnapan, Aurum Cantus, Peerless, SEAS, Vifa, and Dayton Reference. I start throwing out the budget stuff.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PWR RYD View Post
        Reality check! Some of us are serious suckers for driver buyouts and drivers on sale. We buy drivers with no intended project in the works. So how many drivers do you have sitting on your shelves? Count them. You might be surprised. I was!!!! I shamefully admit that I currently have 73 unused drivers sitting on my shelves.
        I stopped counting mine at 100 (I estimate 110-115)..

        The more speakers I build and the better I get, the less I want to use cheap drivers (about half of my 'inventory') that's why I'm probably going
        to sell a bunch of the unused drivers that I have and buy better drivers (oh wait.. I already have 'better' drivers..).

        The problem is that my wife is extremely supportive of my hobbies so there is no moderation (good problem to have, I know!).
        I am not on a tight budget, so money is not the problem, I just need to better control myself and buy what I WILL use.

        OK, I just received a quad of SB15CAC30-8 ceramic woofers and a pair of Eton 7in Orchestra woofers..

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PWR RYD View Post
          Reality check! Some of us are serious suckers for driver buyouts and drivers on sale. We buy drivers with no intended project in the works. So how many drivers do you have sitting on your shelves? Count them. You might be surprised. I was!!!! I shamefully admit that I currently have 73 unused drivers sitting on my shelves.
          So we are just counting tweeters ?
          craigk

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          • #6
            I only have 11 at the moment and that includes the four TCP115's and two ND25's I got yesterday.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by craigk View Post

              So we are just counting tweeters ?
              ;)
              Craig

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              • #8
                I just started adding them up in my head and I'm shocked. At least 50 sitting on the shelves and i'm sure I missed a few. I guess I don't need to buy any more drivers for at least a few years....
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                • #9
                  I have around 60 drivers of various types. tweeters, woofers
                  On the cheap diy. That is my motto - www.hifiposse.com

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                  • #10
                    I have a bunch of small tweeters and woofers on the shelves so they are easy to hide. Out of 105 drivers there are less than 10 drivers that are 6 inches and over. I think I've cut down quite a bit. I need to work on finding good homes for some completed speakers.
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                    • #11
                      When I was just getting started in speaker building and knew absolutely nothing, a friend convinced me to buy 60 2 inch extended range, 16 5 1/2 mid woofers and 2 tweeters to build a pair of line arrays. Not counting those 78 still boxed up drivers, I only have 26. I bought all but 4 of those with interesting projects in mind.

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                      • #12
                        I'd tell you how many I have, but I'm afraid it might somehow get back to my wife .
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                        • #13
                          A close as I can figure, I have 65. 21 of which are TangBand Full Range drivers for some small line arrays I hope to finish one day.

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                          • #14
                            Good thing I can't count past forty...
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by craigk View Post

                              So we are just counting tweeters ?
                              Snicker lol. Last time I checked, i have about 25 prs of tweets. Total, probably around 120 or so. Glad my wife doesn't read the forum!
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