Originally Posted by Wayne Parham
So this is my question: Since the SEOS speakers got their footing from Econowave, and since the diysoundgroup.com
website has now transitioned into a business, don't you think it would be good to funnel some of the funds to support Chris' efforts to maintain Evan Flavell's legacy?
Erich has mentioned several times that he pays the designers, and I think it is more than apprpriate that the company maintain the Zilchlab.com and Econowave.com websites and its physical storage too. Might be good to work something out with Chris to do something with the original Econowave circuit boards as well.
If Chris doesn't want to get involved with diysoundgroup, perhaps he should just be given a monthly payment to cover his costs for maintaining the Zlichlab.com websites and provide the crossover boards.
I mean, if you're gonna support the talent, wouldn't this be a first step?
DIY Sound Group has not transitioned into a business. It's no different now than it was last year......except I'm helping box up a lot more things! But it might eventually turn into a business. If and when it does, this will be the first place I mention it.
I don't pay the designers to actually design anything. People ordering the kits are donating money to the designers when they order.
None of the current kits offered were designed by Zilch, or use his L-Pad/crossover type set up, or designed to fit the printed crossover board that Chris has. That board was designed as a generic style board and serves it's purpose as such. Any boards we make up will be made specifically for certain speakers.
I've already talked to Chris quite a few times in the past. If and when a previous Zilch design is made into a kit, there will be designer fees added in and donated directly to the Lung Cancer Association. I will post the actual receipt from the donation when it's done. There is a kit being worked on, but it doesn't use the SEOS. It's not listed for sale yet because I don't have all the costs figured out: http://www.diysoundgroup.com/waveguide-speaker-kits/seos-zilch10-kit.html
When I get the costs figured out, I will contact Chris to see how much he thinks should be added and sent to the Lung Cancer Association.
I'm not sure why there would be any money sent directly to Chris, and I doubt he would take it anyway. Chris is a great guy, but why do you think DIY Sound Group should pay a monthly payment to someone else for maintaining someone else's website? DIY Sound Group has or will have many more speakers and subwoofers than just waveguide speakers. If Chris has a speaker design that tests good (waveguide or not) and wants me to help make it a kit, I would be glad to help. Then he could get money, or donate it to a charity.
Zilch did not design the SEOS, and he passed away before all the other sizes were completed. So he was never able to use it in any speaker. The SEOS was designed to to replace and ultimately improve the QSC horn. While the prototyping process was going on, Zilch and I discussed some things we hoped to do in the future. He was going to be one of the people to help design speakers around the SEOS because of how nice they were turning out. But sadly, he passed away before that happened. The other designers have continued, and their speakers are listed.Edited by Erich H - 1/12/13 at 12:30pm