New design posted - Sassy!

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Dan Wesnor, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. Dan Wesnor

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    [​IMG]

    See my link below.
     
  2. Shawn Solar

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    Nice design[​IMG] what was the total cost of the project? And if you had to classify the sound would you say they are nuetral, dryer sounding, or are they sound a bit to the warmer side of nuetral? And yes I'm jealous you designed your own speakers and I have not[​IMG]

    How long does a design like this take?
     
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    nice ... I'd like to build some of those [​IMG]
     
  4. Dan Wesnor

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    Shawn,

    The woofers are about $50, the tweeters about $25, from Madisound. With PE 18ga coils (16 copper foil on the woofer, 'cause PE doesn't stock 1.8mH/18ga coils) and Dayton caps, cost would be $210/pair w/o the optional trap, $240/pair with the trap. This is drivers and XO only. You can save about $15 if you can find an 18ga 1.8mH coil (Madisound has one, but I've never used their house coils). You can expect to spend about $25 more in misc. materials (MDF, binding posts, hardware, but not veneer).

    This one took me about 10-15 hours to design. That doesn't include 100's of hours of listening/evaluation.
     
  5. Shawn Solar

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    pretty good for under $300[​IMG]
     
  6. Dan Wesnor

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    I am also looking at making boxes for about $100-$125/pair. The ones above were original made for sale, but I like them a lot. I do have some of the same veneer left over.
     
  7. Shawn Solar

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    Hmmm, I smell another custom speaker shop opening up. It's actually a great idea Dan. Have a couple different models at different price points and build to suit and(what I want to do) also offer custom installation. I want to start something similar up here eventually. Got to get my degree in electronic engineering first among other things.
     
  8. Dan Wesnor

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    I have no interest in selling whole speakers. It's more work, more investment, more risk, and no appreciable increase in profits. The money is in the boxes, and there are a lot of people who want to build speakers but lack the tools and knowledge to build the boxes.

    And custom install? $15/hr for pulling wire in somebody's 110-degree attic? No thanks!
     
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    Love your choices in veneer! Really nice.

    Pete
     
  10. Shawn Solar

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    Dan,

    I charge up to $60/hour to run wires in attics. either that or I install wire at $6 a foot. But yes they can be very hot. Much hotter than 110 degrees. Your right about the boxes. I was thinking on more of a retail plateau with fully assembled speakers in a show room. But that is also a very high investement that most don't have or willing to take.
     
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    You got skills Dan. I would build my own if I had the technical know how.

    By the way, isn't calling a Mini 2-way a "Bose Killer" kind of redundant.[​IMG]
     
  12. Dan Wesnor

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    Calling a tin can with a string attached a Bose killer is redundant. [​IMG]
     

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