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Old 1st June 2006, 06:28 AM   #1
polvoson is offline polvoson  Canada
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My name is Paul. It seems that i recently caught the bug. For the last two weeks I have been inhaling DIY speaker info like there is no tomorrow. My Brother recently completed his first three way project and they sound great. I decided I wanted to do the same.
My cabinets are almost completed and I am now deciding on the drivers, i know i know this is backwards. Th reason is that before i had a clue i decided on some drivers that I now don't think I will use.
I do have one question. I have recently seen a large influx of Klipsh equipment on ebay. Some of the stuff goes so cheap that it appears it would be cheaper to buy the whole speaker from Ebay and rape it for the drivers, horns and cross overs than it would be to buy the components individuallyf. Does this make sense to do?Find a similar sie cabinet and just transfer the stuff into my oh so purdy cabinets that I am building...? Is this dumb, am I missing something? I really like the sound of Klipsh so doing this seems to make sense..no?

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Old 1st June 2006, 07:55 AM   #2
sreten is offline sreten  United Kingdom
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Welcome to the site.

Makes a lot more sense than buying three drivers per speaker
that probably won't work together, and even if they could it
wouldn't matter because you'd get the crossover wrong.

Go for it IMO.

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Old 1st June 2006, 02:40 PM   #3
Cal Weldon is offline Cal Weldon  Canada
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Hi Paul and welcome to the forums.

As far as raping the speakers, we've all done it I'm sure. Sometimes that is the best way of getting a deal but you have to be careful. Sometimes the drivers are old and need rework within a few years.
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