Has anybody ever tried building something like this?

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  1. RandyMathis

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    With no front baffle, I think it would be hard to get a smooth frequency response from it.
     
  3. Allen Ross

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    yeah he would make a fortune if he sold them, god how i hate mark up.

    some of those enclosures look really really small, not counting for driver and XO too.


    i have seen some other DIY guys do it.
     
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    This was meant to be a joke, right? Who in their right mind would pay $2500 for some sewer pipe? You could buy some damn fine endangered exotic Brazilian wood for that....

    Wonder how they actually sound?
     
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    The crazy thing is, the WBT binding posts cost more than the woofers or the tweeter. That Vifa tweet is around $15 and the woofer is probably $20-$25.
     
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    No kidding, the materials for that entire speaker probably cost less than $100. $2,499? You gotta be f-in kidding me.

    It does look pretty cool though, I might have to lift that design.[​IMG]
     
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    Damn, I knew I should have followed up on that idea! This guy better not turn into the next pet rock story. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, every time I thought of doing that, I realized just how little internal volume there is in such 'cabinets'. As I like to use cheap woofers (which often have a highish Qts), and tune my vented boxes quite low, small boxes just don't fly if I want any bass response.

    I like the style and look just because it's different and creative, though not the colors, as they remind me of McDonalds. That said, I can't envision me or anyone else using speakers that looked like that, because they don't fit into any decor I can think up short of a water treatment plant. They'd be cool in a dorm room, but not at those prices... Seriously, who is going to pay $149 each for a 3" full range driver in a piece of plastic pipe? That's maybe $10 in parts, heck even if he used the Adire AV3 it's still under $25. I think you need to be named BOSE before justifying that kind of markup. Oh did I just say that out loud?


    Aaron Gilbert
     
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    I think I just found the design I was looking for, for my new pc speakers. I was trying to think of a cheap way to make some and I cant think of anything cheaper then pvc. Now I just need to find a cheap 5 channel amp.
     
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    I actually just saw these in a magazine a few days ago.....

    It was either in STUFF or Blender.....

    I agree, crazy markup!
    People that do not know any better will likely jump all over them
     
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    Looks are everything.People doing sighted a b tests always think the nice looking speakers sound better.

    The diffraction from a cylinder isnt too bad.

    (looking at my olsen cabinet diffraction page from High performance loudspeakers(martincolloms)

    But there will be problems with the sharp edges!
     
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    Look how far apart the centre channel speakers are from each other -talk about horizontal comb filter!
     
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    They were in Stuff Magazine.
     
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    I like 'em. I'm sure some rich bastard going for the industrial look in his urban condo will pick up a set. It doesn't appear much modification was done to the PVC parts other than glueing them together. I wonder how well-tuned that port is. Seems, with a little creativity, one could knock out a PVC version of the Nautilus:
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    I think I may have found the look for my new garage speakers. [​IMG]

    But why stop with PVC? Why not go with good ol' concrete?
     
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    they look like evil fire hydrants
     
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    I bought 24 of the NSB 4" drivers from PE. I think I'll goto Lowe's this weekend and buy some sewer pipe to play with. Could be my new computer speakers for work or something for my daughters room. Good conversation piece even if they don't sound good. Doesn't matter at work anyway.
     

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