Originally Posted by cdy2179
With comments like "these are best speakers I've heard in 30years" I'm just curious why the DIY crowd isn't jumping on the designs.
There aren't a lot of DIY waveguides because the real deals are dirt cheap. It's just a matter of finding the good ones.
There ARE, however, DIYers working with waveguide system designs using these. It's a paradigm that has not yet garnered widespread acceptance for home use. Horns are "honky;" everybody knows that.
Originally Posted by tommygee
On average, what is the cost per speaker with these DIY versions that you guys are building?
~$220 a pair for the standard entry-level EconoWaves plus whatever woofers and cabs you use with them.
79 AK DIYers have "Officially" built thus far, each linked from "Member Projects" in the first post:http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=150939
There are easily over 100 systems shown in the thread as some have built multiples.
Articles have appeared in Wired and Make magazines, and there's a YouTube video on building the crossovers.
Geddes measured the waveguides and in some respects they outperform his own. The results are posted here on AVS in Penngray's thread.
In a recent shootout with Yorkville Unities and Geddes Abbeys, Advent EconoWaves were dubbed the "value leader."
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