What’s your next diy speaker-pair build budget?

What’s your next diy speaker-pair build budget?

  • Less than $200 (€)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $200-$400 (€)

    Votes: 7 31.8%
  • $400-$800 (€)

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • $800-$1600 (€)

    Votes: 6 27.3%
  • Over $1,600 (€)

    Votes: 6 27.3%

  • Total voters
For my next build, i'm looking for about 100€ on woodwork with, i'm recycling some fullrange drivers from an older (not so good) build and still have varnish, woodglue, connectors, screws, damping material and speaker cable in stock.

I'm also planning to build a pair of subwoofers, and there the budget is more like 750€ for everything, but that will be next summer or so. Not including the crossover i will need to make it work with speaker i want to pair it with (i can only know that after measuring the sub).
I find the poll results are interesting. All cost ranges are represented fairly equally. I guess parts suppliers should be happy!

I am thinking of a powered speaker project myself. I would be using Fusion Amps in a 3-way, as well. Although the thread description is for “conventional classic speakers with crossovers,” this was the only subforum that made sense to me. Even though there may be difference in cost between amps/plate amps plus active crossover and passive crossover components, it still should be valid as far as seeing what cost range people are looking to build.

I’m also considering another project for sister in law that would be a small, passive budget system and one that is as above.

Because of the modular nature of my project, I can easily change the mid driver and tweeter in the future. The woofer and cabinet are a rather fixed-system, so changing woofers is not easy.

So the plan is to use reasonably priced drivers for the mid and tweeter. After I become comfortable with the Hypex filter software, and I become convinced my cabinet design is solid and well-thought-out, I can switch to more high performance drivers for the mid and tweeter. I expect to pay about $300 for each mid and tweeter, so that will add an additional $1200 to my project. This phase of the project is probably more than a year away.... more like 2 years.