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Old 22nd March 2012, 04:03 PM   #11
Howard is offline Howard  United Kingdom
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I did that, he came back saying that it probably isn't worth having them shipped to the UK

To be honest, he may be right.. I already have what I'd consider pretty good hifi components. Has anyone else considered whether or not it's worth building a 'cheap' DIY kit? Other than to gain experience, of course

I may stick to subwoofers!
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Old 22nd March 2012, 04:53 PM   #12
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I have been looking at these Swan M1 kits on ebay
HIVI SWAN M1 monitor speaker kit .smooth and warms sounds | eBay

Any more to add to the list?

I'm definitly interested in opinions on this kit. Has anybody actually build these speakers?
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Old 22nd March 2012, 05:18 PM   #13
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I'm pretty sure you can get all the bits in Europe at least.

Europe audio do Dayton, and IPL Acoustics do HiVi. Won't come as cheap as the US though!
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Old 4th July 2012, 07:39 PM   #14
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Default IPL Acoustics

I built the S3TL kit from IPL Acoustics a couple of years ago.
Mine has Seas H881 tweeters, although all the current kits use ribbon tweeters.
I can only say they sound much better than the (smaller) Kef floorstanders they replaced with much lower and more tuneful bass.
I had great fun making the cabinets from scratch with no previous experience. They look great in light oak veneer.
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Old 4th July 2012, 08:03 PM   #15
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One of the best value designs you build in the UK is :
If you like bass and don't want to use a sub.

Both drivers are good value from Europe Audio - Home page

Haven't compared x/o costs to Falcon Acoustics | The Leading DIY Speaker Parts and Kit Supplier since 1972

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Old 4th July 2012, 08:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by martinbls View Post
I'm definitly interested in opinions on this kit. Has anybody actually build these speakers?
i built the sensations a couple yrs ago. great sounding kit for the price. surprising bass from a small woofer. warm sounding upper bass-mids.
Overnight Sensation Kit /Pr

have also built the swans M1. this is in a diiferent league altogether altho more money invested. not gobs of bass, a sub would be a help unless in a small room. a tad lean in the upper bass -mids (which i prefer to warmth). this is my go to office speaker and i've built quite a number of designs.

maybe checkout Paul's Swope MT. it's the bigger brother to the sensation. not much more cost and i think a definite step up. just built these for a friend.
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