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Buying used DIY 2 or 3 way speakers ... how to demo

I'm helping a work co-worker buy used DIY speakers, these happen to be 1099's.

We went over to the sellers home last night, I bought a demo blu-ray, scubasteve disc, and we listened to pearl harbor clip.
Then some music.

I did advise my friend to buy them, he should be there today (Sunday Feb-6th) picking them up.

Q: What are prudent things to do/consider when buying DIY 2 or 3 way speakers?
  • Listen to demo clips you are used to? (we did)
  • Listen to music? (we did)
  • Listen nearfield then 6 feet away to each speaker, go thru say a sine sweep 100hz to 5khz? (we did not), to make sure every component working?
  • Other?
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I guess people build DIY 2 or 3 way speakers but generally don't sell them, nah I'm just sarcastic here.

So, if you are the owner of DIY 2 or 3 way speakers what are your sales methods/techniques?

Do you share the build process you did?
Do you share the testing results/graphs/etc you did? (if you did)

or do you just let them stand/speak/sound for themselves, and buyer beware?
Taken "as is", no 5 day in home trial, etc.

A search revealed this.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/The-Dos-an...8357949/g.html
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I would probably insist on having the seller remove a woofer to see the stuffing is placed well and actually there. Also look at the XO to make sure its not cobbled together with electrical tape. Even if you're not sure how the XO should be wired, youll know if its a hack job.

Make sure the enclosure is put together straight and sturdy. The care the person put into the enclosure shows the care he put into making it function right (bracing, etc.).

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Is your friend satisfied with their purchase?
His HT portion of the basement is under construction right now, he's hired a contractor to complete everything.
He negotiated a "Win-win" price for them, all based on me going with him, listening to them, and they were from a fellow AVS person.
I'll post his post HT review results in 2 months.

I also advised him (4) Volt-8 for the ceilings and (2) Fusion-8 for the rears, due to open layout he cannot install sides.
He's also going dual 18" ported subs, false front AT screen wall.

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I would probably insist on having the seller remove a woofer to see the stuffing is placed well and actually there. Also look at the XO to make sure its not cobbled together with electrical tape. Even if you're not sure how the XO should be wired, youll know if its a hack job.

Make sure the enclosure is put together straight and sturdy. The care the person put into the enclosure shows the care he put into making it function right (bracing, etc.).
It's good to know that asking someone to remove a driver and see the inside guts is within bounds, kinda like when you buy a car you lift up the hood and poke around as much as possible.
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I just sold my DIY two ways. I posted pics of the build, bracing, stuffing, and of the crossovers. Unfortunately the buyer is out of state, so a demo wasn't possible. My sales technique always involves non pressure demo of material the buyer is used to hearing.
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