I'm shopping for a DIY loud speaker kit for my family and would like to stay in the $1,000 range, for just drivers and crossover. I would prefer a smaller sized one that is easy to transport for demo purporses. I do have a sub so they don't have to be full range but am willing to try anything from Line arrays, TLs, Horns, to ribbons. They will be likely be used with a very wide range of music from Pop, Jazz, classical, and folk, to rock, hip-hop, and movies. They will be powered with a transistor Rotel 100WPC separate amplifier "for now". Some people are going to want to listen to these at high volumes to reproduce almost concert like levels, while others will prefer very low volumes at night. They will be primarly used in near-field listening situations like 5-10ft from speaker to listener in a very heavily acoustically dampened room. Sweet spot can be very small as these are intended for single person stereo use. Here are some of the designs I've seen so far: Scan-Speak Solist Premium- $1100 GR-Research Diluceo - $1043 Seas Thor Transmission line Premium - $1195 Seas Froy MK3 - $850 NorthCreek Rhythm 9500 or Borealis Unlimited - $1,099 Lynn Olsen Ariel Kit Signature - $1069 Madisound Eton 11.2 - $1023 Zalytron Aria 5 or 7 TD5 - $1200-1400 Excel lent 3 Seas Odin/Raven - $1064 Accurate A, Accuton - $1580 Selahaudio Phast Est - $1075 Linus 2 Line array - $1072 Anymore worthy DIY kits I'm forgeting? Anything by Scan-Speak and some of the ribbon designs look appealing. As does the Seas Thor TL.