Originally Posted by countryWV
Thanks for the motivation. I am really looking forward to waching/reading Beast 's and Carp's Dual opposed 18" subwoofer builds. I even read over on the DIY threads that thier will be precut flat packs available. Once I see how they do it I am in. I plan on building the boxes first just to make sure I can put something together that that looks "Handmade and Not Homemade." That should be hardest part and take the most time. If that turns out good then the rest will fall in line.
The LG clone amp that has been discussed and is being used with this subwoofer design, would it work well on the T12's and the Noesis? Since I have not seen it mentioned I am curious to what to expect if I used it.
I have been researching putting the parts together to build a speaker like the Noesis but what I find is that Jeff still has the best price. Same goes with the Cap S2. That amp cost $1300. alone. put that together with 2 high quality 18" drivers and once again it shows me just what an incredible price Jeff has on his products. He can do it better and cheaper (less $$$) than I can. Better is expected but for less money is surprising.
I only mentioned it because I did the same after I graduated. I was hired by Motorola right out of college (Iowa State U). But while I was working there, I worked part time on my own business and within 13 months, I was totally on my own (the business took off). I have never looked back.
There are many parents in my country that forces their kids to study what they 'think' is economically good for them, but without realizing that if their kids don't like what they do, they'll never excel in life. Case in point, thousands of graduates in computer science today can't do the slightest bit of programming (they studied it because it's the IN thing, not because they have the aptitude or love of computer science, which is after all a very tough subject). You can replace 'computer science' with other 'subjects' that parents push onto their kids...
Anyways, I digress.
As for speakers, just trust that if you love doing it, you'll find a way to make it... even if you don't make a dime out of it, it'll still be satisfying. May I suggest something? Don't try to emulate JTR. JTR has found their 'niche'. That's why Jeff is so successful. He worked on something for a long time, and people took notice... and he make it his own... and he has a following. Now, you will also find your own 'niche'... it could be any 'other' kind of speakers. Maybe a more expensive line? Maybe a cheaper one? Maybe budget, but sounds astounding??? Maybe it's the design? Maybe it's colorful and women like it? But you'll get there... In the end, if you love it, you'll be successful.. that's my core belief system.