I got the itch to build speakers but don't know enough to ask the right questions or find what I'm looking for online.
While doing research on a bunch of sites, I find myself lost and having no starting point to jump from. Personally, before I start buying kits or parts I want to have more of an understanding of how to begin the journey from an idea to a completed speaker.
Are there any sites/forum posts/books that document step by step in excruciating detail of how to choose drivers that work well together, design of a crossover that makes decent to great use of those drivers, and a case that has has the right size to make it all work?
In speaker making how much is guess and check and how much is science?
I think my main roadblock is not understanding how to choose parts in an educated fashion.
Where do you start? Drivers, casing, crossover?
Which should control the design?
What materials should you use and why?
How much space in the case should you have?
How much filler should you put in the case? What should filler be?
How do you know what drivers will sound good together if you want something like a center channel?
How do you match to the center channel if you were to make left and right speakers after?
I have so many more questions but don't want to inundate the thread. Any assistance would be fantastic. I'm going on vacation in a few days so anything that I can take with me to read or anything online would be fantastic.