LOL. I have the opposite problem: I've seen the Elusives 3-4 times, but have barely a Karma budget... for which I keep refreshing with hope in my heart! : )
Volts have a flat-pack cabinet, right? The barrier to entry there is pretttttty low. I wonder if it would be an interesting experiment to build something with a "how few tools / how little space do I *really* need?" angle?* But, I bet if you can build a sub, you can certainly put together a Volt kit... maybe the only difference is needing to assemble the XO, and I bet someone on here would do it for a small fee? Or, you know, ship 'em to me and I'll bolt 'em together for you, for a small "but I get to hear them first" fee -- B'more isn't -that- far away. ; )
Go for it! If you have any trouble, start a thread... this has to be the most generous and helpful community on the 'net....
* suddenly having thoughts about a F4Q4 center + flatpack with a "how hard is it -really-?" photojournal... hmmm...
Heh. I may have bought a few things that way. Er, I mean, "how uncouth!" ; )
Also, my sincere apologies: I guess I assumed, incorrectly, that everyone has at least a collection of basic hand tools and the knowledge to use them, like the way I assume everyone can reach everything on the top shelf in the kitchen. I shouldn't assume that, and I didn't mean to put pressure or be negative. But -- if you're DIY-interested, and keep at it, you'll eventually wind up looking around and thinking, "where did all this come from? When's the last time I used [some obscure tool, likely from Harbor Freight]. Good luck with your builds! I really need to clean out the basement, come to think of it.
Still, with a flat-pack and a kit, it might be an interesting challenge to go at it with "how can I build this successfully using the -least- tools / accessories?"
I think this sentiment, and the way it was put, are the essence of why I'm smitten with this forum. (a) Objectivity and not hand waving / mumbo-jumbo combined with (b) polite, but clear, corrections, instruction, wisdom sharing, etc when appropriate. Love it.
This might be more appropriate for a new topic, but since this thread is kinda the Compendium Of All Things DIYSG/SEOS, I might as well try here first: Am I correct / safe in assuming that I can make a cabinet -deeper- or -taller- but cannot change the width of the baffle? That is, if I needed to make the F4Q4 deeper so that, as a center, it is deep enough to support my TV stand, I'd be ok? Or is that a terrible idea?
I've already rambled on enough on this beautiful day, so I'll save the blathering treatise on bias and the need for -truly- double-blind comparisons, that no one will read, for another day. ; )