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    Default DIY speaker kits & more

    This feels kind of like a throwback to the days when a lot of companies offered speaker kits. Makes me sort of hope for this company will have some success with these.

    A simple 2 way...
    http://www.mavin.com/store.php/produ...-ohm-125-watts

    A bit more advanced....
    http://www.mavin.com/store.php/produ...s-that-amazing

    Note the prices is for a single channel and you have to do some woodworking. Building a box isn't to be taken lightly, but when your done, you can can have a lot of pride in doing yourself.

    I've had no dealings with them myself, only know of them from a friend that picked up some LF drivers for a M&K sub and did fine with the deal. And this came to my attention today when he'd gotten an email with a Christmas deal...

    "Starting Wednesday the 27th November at 5 PM EST, and running through Thursday January 2nd at 9 AM EST, you can save 20% off of your total product order. The trick is to use the coupon code Mavin20 when you checkout. It will discount your order by 20%. This does not apply to shipping cost or sales tax, sorry, they are what they are. "

    Lots of stuff on the site. I hope somebody finds a bargain or something interesting.

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    Very cool! Parts Express sells similar kits, and gives you the option of purchasing kits with or without finished cabinets. You could also mix and match with the Mavin kit and a Parts Express cabinet.


    Quote Originally Posted by CoolJazz View Post
    This feels kind of like a throwback to the days when a lot of companies offered speaker kits. Makes me sort of hope for this company will have some success with these.

    A simple 2 way...
    http://www.mavin.com/store.php/produ...-ohm-125-watts

    A bit more advanced....
    http://www.mavin.com/store.php/produ...s-that-amazing

    Note the prices is for a single channel and you have to do some woodworking. Building a box isn't to be taken lightly, but when your done, you can can have a lot of pride in doing yourself.

    I've had no dealings with them myself, only know of them from a friend that picked up some LF drivers for a M&K sub and did fine with the deal. And this came to my attention today when he'd gotten an email with a Christmas deal...

    "Starting Wednesday the 27th November at 5 PM EST, and running through Thursday January 2nd at 9 AM EST, you can save 20% off of your total product order. The trick is to use the coupon code Mavin20 when you checkout. It will discount your order by 20%. This does not apply to shipping cost or sales tax, sorry, they are what they are. "

    Lots of stuff on the site. I hope somebody finds a bargain or something interesting.

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    companies still do :-)

    http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/speaker-kits/
    http://www.parts-express.com/cat/speaker-kits/286

    thanks for the info on "Mavin", though.
    all the best,
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    I wouldn't recommend the kits on the Marvin page, they appear to use generic crossovers and crossing a 6.5" woofer to a 1" dome tweeter at 3K is too high, the woofer is already beaming at that point. A well designed kit would denote cabinet dimensions and baffle placement for the drivers, so mixing a kit with a generic cabinet is usually a bad idea.

    Most kits from Madisound are pretty good, but here is a better selection of kits: http://meniscusaudio.com/kits-c-133.html

    For high efficiency designs: http://www.diysoundgroup.com/wavegui...aker-kits.html
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    Yep the Meniscus kits look to be superb.

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    Rick over at Selah Audio sells kits for his speaker designs. If you're handy, you can build the cabinets and stick all the parts in and you're good to go.

    http://www.selahaudio.com/id268.html
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    Rick Craig(Selah Audio) is another very accomplished designer. He specializes in anything from small two ways, to line arrays and ultra high end builds.
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    I'll build something from these guys someday.
    http://www.northcreekmusic.com/Kitty/Kitty_Kat_Info.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerboy View Post
    I'll build something from these guys someday.
    http://www.northcreekmusic.com/Kitty/Kitty_Kat_Info.htm
    I like the "designed by ear" comment on the splash page (and I am not being facetious!) :-)
    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    I like the "designed by ear" comment on the splash page (and I am not being facetious!) :-)
    To be technically correct, it should say "fine tuned by ear", which is something all speakers should go through.
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    concur.
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