Hello all. I am primarily interested in 2 channel speaker design. I came to home audio via car audio. I started upgrading my car's system from stock and after a year of tinkering, I ended up with a fully active 4-way system with a digital processor. It sounds just right to me.
So i have been getting into home audio. I have a set of Magnepan MMGs, a set of B&W 805Ns and a set of PSB Imagine bookshelves. I like them all but I am getting the hunger to make my own stuff designs.
A few questions from this noob:
1. Is there a well written resource on speaker design that covers different types of design? I am interested in many styles like line arrays, open baffle, etc.
2. How do I navigate the ocean of speakers available on sites like parts express without ever hearing them? As a total beginner should I build some pre built designs / kits - it seems a bit against the grain of DIY and doen't appeal to me.