Originally Posted by lovinthehd
I was just curious what your experience was and how you determined most kits (there are very few available like this PE one mentioned in this thread) are all about spl. I wasn't talking about car competitions, I guess that's where you make the association with spl? That particular kit from PE is very simple, but prefinished and very easy to assemble, while I don't find them of particular value myself, even from PE you can get better value by assembling your own "kit" with a flatpack enclosure, and an amp and driver of your choice, adding in a terminal, some connnectors, they sell pretty much everything you need (finishing I don't think they have, but easy enough to find). The driver and amp in that particular kit don't do much for me in any case. Other places to source drivers, amps and flatpacks, too. Depends on your basic skills with using tools and following instructions (whole subforum of designs/ideas/help here at AVS) and finishing skills for the level of finish you can live with
For someone more advanced like yourself, yes the PE kit I recommended wouldn't do much for you. That kit fit the bill very well for the OP, who is a college student looking to get something nice while trying to save some $$$, and who will be listening in a small room. It is a very good introduction to DIY/AIY that is simple to assemble with proven reliable components, if not the most exciting to the more experienced members with deeper pockets. No woodworking skill needed, just a screwdriver and a little elbow grease.
With an F3 of around 33 Hz (using the amp's bass boost), that 15" sealed kit would have worked very well in the OP's small room of 1,080 cu ft. It was definitely a viable, less expensive alternative to the PB-1000.
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Vizio M75-E1; Oppo 203 universal UHD player; Denon 4300H AVR, Dual PSA S1801's; Monitor Audio Silver RX-6 mains, RX center, and RX surrounds; one pair NHT mini Atmos speakers; Home-built HTPC (Xeon E1230, 16gb RAM, Crucial M500 480gb SSD, GeForce 980Ti, Corsair CX600, CoolerMaster mini-ITX case); Roku Premiere+; Amazon 4K Fire TV
Last edited by sk373; 06-14-2015 at 09:40 PM.