Originally Posted by jcmccorm
+1 for buy something from DIYSG and spend the money at PE on other stuff. You know you will spend that $500 there anyway no matter what
The "sledgehammer of reality" quote
True, I've never spent so much money "saving money" in my entire life!
However, there is the illusion of saving money--my wife only tracks the driver costs and I nickle and dime my way by with glue, screws, tools, test equipment, wire, grill cloth, duratex and other odds and ends. A friend asked how much my mains cost, my wife jumps in with the exact cost of just the kit without the wood costs, grills, terminal strips and everything else required to actually build out the kit.
My subs are really cheap, she looks at just the driver cost with the wood, veneers, tops and PA amplifier not included in the mix. Everybody wins!
I'd look at the $500 as my amp, grill cloth, wire, cables, test equipment, handles, input terminals, glue, screws and DIY bits fund. Might as well get all the goodies you need to make it more accurate, quicker and less tedious as we always forget something.
If you still don't know what to spend it on, we can help you with that problem. It's what we do.