Damn, I knew I should have followed up on that idea! This guy better not turn into the next pet rock story.
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?
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.
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:
I think I may have found the look for my new garage speakers.
But why stop with PVC? Why not go with good ol' concrete?
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.