Originally Posted by Chu Gai
LOL! You need to define the playing field here at least in terms of costs. By costs I mean not what you might happen to score a ribbon for because you managed to luck out and got the deal of a lifetime. One of these days you'll have to show me the measurements you've done on one of your finished products.
Its actual difficult to apply a price target on DIY fun
You know Im not buying low costs drivers either, some of my drivers cost alone cost more then 90% of the speakers bantered around on this forum daily so where would I start to price out the final product. Plus Im an active design guy so Im not sure what measurements would show. I can EQ a flat on-axis response if you like but that would be meaningless since it alone tells us nothing. Its funny but by the time I get one set of speakers done, Im back building 2.0 version of the same speaker. I guess I get more out of the building/design process then the finished product, I enjoy spending 6 weeks on a new build just because I applied treatments to the back of the waveguides and I kept them in separate boxes. Its nice to compare old vs new.
I have several boxes sitting around now not used and I will have 2 more sets not used by 2012....if only I had local people wanting left over speakers
How's about knowing the truth on what the final product measures up as instead of relying on published data for individual drivers. Come on now Penn. There are great vanillas around the world but if you don't know how to bake, you'll wind up making sh!tty brownies but with great vanilla.
I never used published data, you knew that didn't you. I always look for measured responses from other DIYers or measure myself. I posted diyaudio.com as a source for measurements (maybe) because that would be a DIY 3rd party measurement site.
100% agree with your last sentence, you do come up with the best analogies