Speaker Kits WOOOAAAHH!

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  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Guys,
    I've heard of some really nice speaker kits available...
    Can you guys direct me to a place to get cheaper speaker
    kits?
    Can you suggest some to me???
    Thanks,
    Nathan
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  2. Kyle Richardson

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    It all depends on what your idea of "cheaper" kits is? Are you looking for floorstanding or bookshelf speakers?
    Adire makes some nice kits that are highly regarded for their price performance ratio.
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    Hello,
    The Sound Clearing House is a good place to by kits. Most of their kits have everything except the wood. I have bought from them twice and I have been very happy. They also carry a lot of raw drivers. http://speakerpage.com/
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  4. NathanP

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    Hey there--
    I'm looking to do Floor standing with the wood included..
    Thanks.
    Nathan
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  5. Hank Frankenberg

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    I second Matt's recommendation for Sound Clearing House - best prices because of their access to volume buys. Their kits are their designs, and you can speak to a designer. If you require precut wood kits, you will pay quite a bit more, especially for higher-quality designs.
    I built the SCH tower design and their center channel design, both sound great. Photos: http://www.geocities.com/hankbond1/My_page.html
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  6. NathanP

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    Any others than SCH?
    They just don't have enough selections for me..
    Nathan
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    Trying to make cheap speaker systems is a very difficult business. I recently made 3 D'Appolito speakers using a cast frame 5" (got them on sale for $8 each at MCM) and a Vifa tweeter ($23)from Madisound. Because using a cheaper speaker can present problems with peaks or valleys, the most expensive part was the crossover ($32). I had to filter a peak at 1400hz but I was happy with the overall results. I built my own cabinets but Parts Express and MCM sell cabinet kits.
    Although kits cost more, unless you have a lot of time and equipment to tame cheaper speakers, I would stick to the kits from Madisound and Audax. The Vifa's and Audax drivers are very smooth and require no special crossovers.
     

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