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Old 26th September 2005, 10:51 PM   #21
pikkujöpö is offline pikkujöpö  Portugal
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I acree with what thinkbad said above.

I bought my speaker set (10years ago) from an independent speaker builder.When I saw a review of his new speaker set in a magazine,I knew I have to have them.The design was something special and the speakers also get a good word from the reviewer.

I think you also need to convince the customer somehow that you know what you are doing.This can be difficult at first until you get satisfied customers and the word starts spreading.

There are huge amount of speakers available in the market for every price range,so the competition is high.

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Old 27th September 2005, 08:57 PM   #22
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wow, boatload of good advice. Is this something I want to grow into an empire? No. Do i need to think that way to survive? I don't think so, but i do agree that if your not growing as a company, your shrinking.

All I know, is if I seen a company from canada, who had a well, laid out website with simply ways to purchase, and the speakers looked kick ***, i would buy them. Also, have reviews, a gallery of customers setups, and yes, upgrades to the fostex really work well. visit www.omegaloudspekers.com, and check out the gallery. they use the fe206e in bookshelf enclosure too. it looks right up there with the avantgarde horns. Also, check out www.chipamp.com. This is what i invision intially, to offer customers.

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Old 28th September 2005, 02:52 AM   #23
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Did you get my message Trevor? My email's been wonky
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Old 2nd October 2005, 01:44 AM   #24
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Good luck...I am in the process of doing the same thing...but my direction is towards custom one of a kind loudspeakers..I plan on working with local interior decoraters and build them to flow with the room and incorporate collor and textures etc to get that WAF!!!
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Old 2nd October 2005, 02:03 AM   #25
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"1.Do you think theirs a demand for another speaker company?

2. Does the speaker/enclosure sound like a good start?

3. Are they're any concerns regarding copy rights, patents or design rights?

4. Does an actual company name have an increased 'perceived value'?

5. What would you like to see in a new speaker company?

Trevor Crowe"

take advice from other industry manufacturers (ie N Pass)
they know their Market and manufacture accordingly

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Old 2nd October 2005, 02:31 AM   #26
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there are typo's in the url:

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Old 2nd October 2005, 04:59 PM   #27
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Default Things to keep in mind......

Only 1 company in 20 will make it. Half will fail because of not enough $$$, the other nine.......mostly because of bad ideas from the start.

Try to imagine how much money it will take to get going, and over-estimate. Round that number up to the next biggest "big" number, and double it. And then you still won't have enough.

You need to have a good story to tell. Why "XYZ Speakers". Something that will get them thinking "Gee, I need some of them........."

If it "looks" ordinary, most people will perceive it to sound ordinary.

And be prepared to run into more than your share of thieves, weasels, liars, and scumbags. I do not think that audio has more than its share of them, it just seems that way.

Try not to source proprietary parts. All it will take is one supplier to run a backlog, and shut you down.

And yes, you know the numero uno thing not to do, so keep that day job!

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Old 3rd October 2005, 12:18 AM   #28
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Originally posted by ruerose
there are typo's in the url:


Those have got to be the ugliest speakers I have ever seen

Trevor, your a shoe-in!
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Old 3rd October 2005, 05:27 AM   #29
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FWIW, Omega used the FE207E in the possibly discontinued Omega 8. I figured I'd mention it as the 207 is a much better match for a BR cabinet than the 206.





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Old 4th October 2005, 07:45 PM   #30
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There are several successful "part-time" speaker builders. The one thing they seem to have in common is internet-direct sales. It really cuts your overhead and out-of-pocket expenses so more of the sales price ends up in your pocket. You can just keep a small inventory of parts and build enclosures as needed. Attending the various DIY gatherings is a good way to get the word out on the net about your speakers.

BTW: your proposed cabinet size is very close to one of the stock cabinets from Parts Express. A DIYer would have a hard time matching the quality of finish on those cabinets, especially the piano black one and, being built overseas, they are very reasonbly priced.

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