Originally Posted by btinindy
How many plastic 15's would we need to order for it to make sense? Are you still thinking about a kickstarter for the plastic 15? What kind of costs are we talking about here?
If I had help with the Kick Starter thing, we'd shoot for the 10" and 15" models. I've got no problem doing it, but I'm not good enough at writing things up like that in order to get the ideas across. It's just not my expertise. Plus, I'm not very computer savvy. One glance at the website will tell you that.
The price difference between the 12 and 15 wouldn't be huge. Probably $5 - $7.
A decent amount of the money has come back in on the SEOS-12 project investment and the original CD stuff. I'd say I'm easily 50% of the way to the SEOS-15, and I could add in some more if needed. 100 preorders would likely convince me it's worth trying again, but of course with only 100, the majority of the expense would still have to be group buy money I've had rolling over and set aside. 100 or so is a cake walk on a Kickstarter project and barely worth doing.
But if a Kick Starter was actually successful, then I wouldn't have to spend so much of my money and that could be put towards other projects that people want. Honestly, it would sling shot all of this into something much bigger. There's a reason why you don't see completed crossover boards, custom woofers, custom subwoofers, completed speakers, 8 more subwoofer flat pack designs, surround sound boxes, (an employee) etc.....etc.....etc. I'm trying to do all of that with my own limited funds that I set aside a while ago.
I'm throwing around the idea of getting some interesting looking speakers built around the current kits, and/or do another plastic project. I'm not 100% sure what to do just yet.
I can say that it wouldn't take much convincing for me to do it.
But some help would be needed for a project like that because there's just no way I could handle that myself. One forum member said he could do some video work, another said he could help write up something that sounded more professional than what I could type up. I could handle the same stuff I did with the SEOS-12 and get that all organized.
My guess is that if a few people got together and worked on this with me, the AVS site might do a story about it. Being that it originated right here and it's probably one of the first Kick Starter projects from this site, it could be pretty neat. But at this point, I say no help should be free help. Maybe something should be added in for each person that lends a hand. If the goal is reached, then the guys that spent time with it would get whatever was agreed to for their time. Nothing free though.
I'd likely shut the site down for a week to put all my extra time into getting the project going. It probably wouldn't take long, and they run about 30 days. In that time I could get the parts to the right people and they would simply wait for the green light. Once it hit a certain point, we'd give the go ahead and have parts in just a couple months because everything would already be set up.