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What do you do with your old designs? Sell them, let them sit, re-use?

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  • What do you do with your old designs? Sell them, let them sit, re-use?

    I personally try and sell them, so I can have more cash to try more driver styles. I have had some good success and sometimes now. Sometimes I take a loss, and other times I at least break even. Minu labor. What about the rest of you?
    Just another hobbyiest.

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    I give them away.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by djg View Post
      I give them away.
      Me too. Makes a great gift!

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      • #4
        I often re-make them into a different system, mostly the boxes.
        Perry Mason talking to his dentist:

        "Do you swear to take the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, so help you God?"

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        • #5
          I have given away a few pair. Never sold any. Mostly I unsolder and save the crossover parts for future projects and repurpose the boxes. The drivers end up sitting on the shelf collecting dust. The project I am bringing to Indy in 2 weeks consists of 13 L boxes I have used twice before. I just machine new removable baffles for them.
          Craig

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          • #6
            Yes, yes, and yes. I've sold a few (the big Victors build is the most recent), repurposed many, and have given away more than I can remember. Every grandkid in the family receives a bookshelf 2way when they graduate.
            https://www.facebook.com/Mosaic-Audi...7373763888294/

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            • #7
              I've sold 7 or 8 pairs over the last 15 years or so and I've given away 2 pairs to my older daughter and her hubby, plus one pair to one of their two sons (my younger grandson). My younger daughter isn't interested in speakers, however.
              Paul

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              • #8
                I give all my speakers to my nieces. They love music and really like my work. Made a set for Sis-N-Law and she is very pleased!
                Getting better!:D

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                • #9
                  I think I've only sold one pair that wasn't commissioned. Someone had a need for the exact pair that I had just finished up, so it kind of made sense.
                  Mostly I give them to people I love, it makes me happy. Pretty sappy, right?

                  TomZ
                  *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
                  *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF *Cello's Speaker Project Page

                  *Building the "Micro-B 2.1 Plate Amplifier -- Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3 * Part 4 * * Part 5 'Review' * -- Assembly Instructions PDF

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                  • #10
                    I've been donating to a medical mission auction hosted by the local audio group. I got a tax write off, got to meet great people, and some guys got some decent speakers for cheap. I've got a few I'd like to recoup a few bucks. I'll probable craigs list them this spring and summer. Yes they are all 15 inchers going on the block
                    John H

                    Synergy Horn, SLS-85, BMR-3L, Mini-TL, BR-2, Titan OB, B452, Udique, Vultus, Latus1, Seriatim, Aperivox,Pencil Tower

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                    • #11
                      I prefer to give or sell them to people that I feel will APPRECIATE it.....One of my custom speakers was used as a stepping stool for my niece while they raved about there new iTunes crappy *** speaker. SMDH

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                        • #13
                          Either reuse, or give away, in approx. equal proportions.

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                          • #14
                            In years past, I sold off a few pairs.

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