Originally Posted by Warpdrv
Ya know - nothing is stopping you from designing and building this design yourself...
I will buy a SUB 2 before I build my own. That is my choice, and it's my money. I’m still an enthusiast at heart, and owning a SUB 2 will be a personal satisfaction that is not about showing off. The DIY subs you linked to are impressive but are too big for me; I agree with Paradigm when they state:
The most difficult task for a new Paradigm Signature subwoofer is not just to play lower AND louder — not to mention cleaner and more articulate — than any other subwoofer in the world, but to do so in a size that won’t dominate the average living room, in a cabinet that could be mistaken for a very fine piece of furniture.
As with Southern California car culture, there are many examples in our home theatre subculture of DIY creations that are excessive and impractical. Personally I tend toward being an audio gear snob; I enjoy studying and comparing commercial products and debating the merits of each in these forums. Building one by myself would be a chore, and I don’t have the tools or the skills to make it enjoyable. I concede the SUB 2 is not really “the best subwoofer in the world, period.” as Paradigm states in their literature, but I still want to own one.