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    There are a lot of personal websites out there on the subject of speaker building--with varying levels of helpfulness, depending on your ability level. Remember, though, that just because some website or book says that their way is the correct way to build speakers does not mean that it is the only way--and it doesn't even mean that they are right. Speaker building is an art, and like any art form, everyone's approach is a little different. In other words: don't be afraid to try someone's advice; but in the end, you have to do what works for you.

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      Originally posted by naborsjim
      The best DIY projects serve the bottom end of the market space. Retail driver costs are simply too high to build a competitive high-end product for less money than a competent manufacturer can produce the same, even with their profit margin.
      Backwards you have it. DIYers can't compete with manufacturers who buy drivers by the container, lumber by the pallet, and employ cheap Asian labor that seldom exceeds a couple of hours for the build. In other words, the bottom end of the marketplace. DIY makes sense where the main expense is labor, not parts, and that's at the top of the food chain. If you want a $100 speaker buy a $100 speaker. If you want a $5k plus speaker for less than 10% of that in materials, build one.
      www.billfitzmaurice.com
      www.billfitzmaurice.info/forum

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      • Re: Links to existing DIY speaker designs...

        Originally posted by billfitzmaurice View Post
        Backwards you have it. DIYers can't compete with manufacturers who buy drivers by the container, lumber by the pallet, and employ cheap Asian labor that seldom exceeds a couple of hours for the build. In other words, the bottom end of the marketplace. DIY makes sense where the main expense is labor, not parts, and that's at the top of the food chain. If you want a $100 speaker buy a $100 speaker. If you want a $5k plus speaker for less than 10% of that in materials, build one.
        While I agree with you Bill, I don't think anyone actually paid attention to naborsjim since his only post was to insult the hobby which all of us love and come to this forum to enjoy. Seems a few posters come in, dump their ridiculous thoughts, and leave never to be seen again. Which may actually be a good thing.
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        • Re: Links to existing DIY speaker designs...

          Lunchmoney: Does a link to a TT thread on a DIY project count?

          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ight=intimates
          Live in Southern N.E.? check out the CT Audio Society web site.

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          • Re: Links to existing DIY speaker designs...

            The DIYSPEAKERS.NET website is home to the DIYSPEAKERS forum and it's related archives. The primary function of this web site is to support and enhance speaker building and related hobbies. Our Community consists of hobbyists and professionals from around the world.The "FORUM" is a subscriber based forum. The subject matter is anything and everything related to DIY speaker design, building, and testing. The forum is a place to ask questions, share projects, design ideas, and in general help others further their knowledge as it relates to speaker building.

            Visitors are welcome to browse the site and archives. If you wish to become a member of this online community, please register at the forum via the forum link to your left.

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            • Re: Links to existing DIY speaker designs...

              Interesting:
              www.LoudSpeakerBuilding.com
              Last edited by Quando; 12-11-2012, 12:54 PM.

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              • Re: Links to existing DIY speaker designs...

                how about these

                http://www.audioexcite.com/

                http://ampslab.com/speaker_projects.htm

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                • Re: Links to existing DIY speaker designs...

                  thanks for posting these links! I am very much interested in the builds within the troelsgravesen site

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                  • Re: Links to existing DIY speaker designs...

                    PaulK recommended I post these speakers in this thread...so here they are:

                    What started out as a quick little writeup about crossovers...turned into a bit more...about 60 pages more.

                    The DIYRM-A is a Do-It-Yourself Reference Monitor....much along the lines of an LS3/5a. Can be used a bit more broadly and works better with modern music.

                    The writeup can be found at:

                    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...sion%201_0.pdf



                    The document covers:
                    Introduction
                    Design Goals
                    Driver Selection
                    Enclosure Design and Construction
                    Design Measurements
                    Crossover Design
                    Listening Notes
                    Crossover Power Handling Testing
                    Conclusion
                    They are excellent for a variety of applications from near-field monitoring, two channel stereo where space is a concern and surround sound applications, again where space prevents the use of larger designs.

                    I hope you enjoy.

                    Scott "SpeakerScott" Hinson
                    DIYRM-A Thread, a 60 page speaker design guide
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                    Direct link to DIYRM-A/B Updated PDF

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