Best DIY bookshelf speaker (value)???

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  1. ChaseHanna

    ChaseHanna Stunt Coordinator

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    Im still in my long search of speakers and have been considering the following: B&W 601 s3, Axiom M22Ti, Paradigm Mini-Monitors. Now Ive begun to look at DIY speakers. I love projects and have good accesibility to many tools. Can you suggest some good plans and or kits to look at? And if you have those, tell me how they compare to market speakers. Thanks
     
  2. Brian Bunge

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    Chase,
    This question really belongs in the DIY section. You'll get a lot more responses there at least. You might ask a moderator to move it for you.
    Check out www.gr-research.com for audiophile quality kits at damn good prices. The A/V-1's and A/V-1+'s are excellent. Adire Audio also has some nice kits. If you're looking for quality kits at dirt cheap prices then check out www.speakerpage.com.
    That's all that come to mind immediately.
    Brian
     
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    GR Research AV1's! Best kit for the $$$ I've seen/heard.
     
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    Could see if Phil M still has his DIY ACI Jaguars. Think he was selling them for around $850 - $900.
     
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    http://www.zalytron.com has some kits as well (although they may be pushing your price range). Keep in mind that crossover parts can cost as much as the drivers!
     
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    Bryan,
    I emailed Phil concerning that last night. I know someone that might be interested in them. Too bad the kits are no longer available. [​IMG]
    Brian
     
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    Moved to DIY/Advanced area
     
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    CH, consider the SCH line:
    http://speakerpage.com/
    I've built two of their best towers, their center channel and about seven of their best bookshelf size. My buddy built their best towers and a pair of their best bookshelves. They are absolutely the best priced quality kits I've ever seen or heard about.
     
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    I'd say the Adire HE 10.1 is definately worth a look. At 95.5 dB/W, it's got efficiency most other bookshelves can only dream about. Also, the horn tweeter concentric with the midwoofer pays dividends of smooth off-axis response, especially around the crossover point. Good for a taste of the dual concentric magic of yore, ala Tannoy, Altec, et. al.

    Bill
     
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    The Jag's are sold. Sorry for the delay in response Brian, but I'm just getting back from vacation.
    I'm actually eagerly awaiting a pair of "home demo" AV1+'s with the new M130 woofers from GR-Research. They appear to be hard to beat for the $.
    I'm also on the audition list for Dave Ellis's "traveling" 1801's. http://www.ellisaudio.com
    You might want to check them out as well, along with some of Dennis Murphy's offerings at http://www.murphyblaster.com/_index.html
    then click PROJECTS.
    Phil
     
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    Check out selahaudio.com. Rick just released the RC2 which I have ordered but haven't had a chance to build yet.
     
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    I built the entire Audax Home Theater kit. Sound can't be beat for the price (IMO).
     
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    Phil,

    I got your response, thanks! Concerning the A/V-1+'s, I'll be in Austin this weekend visiting Hank Frankenberg and Danny is going to drive down so I'll meet him too! Anyway, my dad should be building the rest of the A/V-1 cabinets and the 3 pair of A/V-1+ cabinets for Danny's demos. We should be veneering some of them starting next weekend. Hopefully we'll have a pair of A/V-1+ cabinets out to Danny sometime the following week.

    Brian
     

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