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spacejunk 13th January 2008 08:03 AM

My first DIY speaker
I am looking for a good design for my first DIY speaker.

My requirements are :

moniter/bookshelf size
2 way
I could go 3 way, but I'll try and avoid it
front port
simple crossover
4-8 ohms
under $200 a pair
low cost drivers

I am going for value here.

If anyone could post a link or give suggestions it would be great!

Thanks, spacejunk

wigginjs 13th January 2008 12:14 PM

Zaph's Bargain Mini?

spacejunk 13th January 2008 02:07 PM

Thanks for the reply. Those look good but I think I want drivers that are a little better...

wigginjs 13th January 2008 07:53 PM

Well, what exactly is included in the $200 cost? Are the cabinets in there as well or is it just for drivers? Crossover parts?

spacejunk 13th January 2008 09:21 PM

Sorry, I should be more specific.

All the parts included are crossovers and speakers, nothing else.

I can build the cabinets out of material I have. Pre made crossovers would be nice, but I can build them.

wigginjs 13th January 2008 11:20 PM

Can you spring for the Zaph SR71? You can get it at Madisound as a kit with pre-built crossovers and no cabinets for ~$330 + S/H. From what I've read it is a phenomenal loudspeaker and can compete with commercial speakers in very high price categories.

sreten 14th January 2008 12:10 PM


Originally posted by spacejunk

Thanks for the reply. Those look good but I think I want drivers that are a little better...


And what do you think is the problem with Zaph's driver selection ?

good drivers ? :

as used in :


wigginjs 14th January 2008 01:18 PM

Well, I have to agree with that. Disregard the driver prices when you take a look at Zaph's article. In fact, just go look at the measurements. The mini monitors I talked about are certainly money well spent.

sreten 14th January 2008 01:49 PM


Above might come in around the budget. the Metal tweeter
version has a simpler crossover, very high bang for the buck.

Though I suspect the best BFB if a subwoofer is not used in the
floorstanding version of the BAMTM, a lot of speaker for $200.


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