This speakers were built back in 1992, they are reasonably nice Cerwin Vega VS-80 that were given to me by my father. They still work and sound alright compared to what I am use to. But age has had its toll on them.
Gallery of the Speakers: http://imgur.com/a/lgPYs
The boxes are nicely tuned, they will clean up nicely, and well built. I will be moving and want to get a good set of Bookshelf speakers for a 2.1 setup to start with but the Polk Monitor 45b is running about $200 a pair.
I was looking at the option of pulling at least the woofer and replacing them with something better. That will perform for mix use. If I could get away building both speakers for under $100 I would be ecstatic.
Specs of the old VS-80s
Configuration: 2-way w/ Bass Reflex
Tweeter Size: 1"
Woofer Size: 8"
Freq Response: 38 - 20000 Hz
Resistance: 8 Ohm
Recommended Power: 5 - 100 Watt
Sensitivity: 94 dB
Crossover Freq: 3600Hz
I figured before I got all excited about everything and started ordering, I would reach out to this fine forum and ask for some input. I would even be willing to replace the Crossover and Tweeter if price was reasonable.
So where is the recommended place to purchase speakers for DIY Builds, if this turns out great, I may even build my sub and other components over time. I did find www.parts-express.com
as one location for sourcing woofers and other parts.
PS: It should be known that I am a bang for the buck kind of person. I have a wonderful LG 47LN5750 that is not the greatest top of the line TV, but it looks great and performs for everything I need. My car audio in my truck (reg cab Ranger) is powered nothing but Alpine Deck, Kenwood 2 ways all around, 8in polk sub, kicker amp. It was cheap and performs a hell of alot better than what came in the vehicle.