though I would assume that if you're already
here, you've made up your mind to build your
own loudspeakers, there's still that handful
of skeptics out there who question, "Why
would I even want to build my own speakers?"
there's an endless slough of reasons to do any
sort of DIY project, here is a very brief list
of some points you may be interested to hear:
though your home-theater-in-a-box came with a pair
of speakers, I can almost guarantee to you that
they range from low- to mid-fi in quality. Typical
store-bought speakers (especially the cheapies)
tend to have a quiet, distorted high end, blaring
midrange, and sloppy, insufficient bass. The fact
of the matter is that the manfacturers tend to focus
more on minimizing their production costs (and maximizing
their profits) than producing high-quality products.
This brings us to our next point:
that do manufacture decent-quality loudspeakers
tend to charge an arm and a leg for their products.
With a little bit a little bit of research, some
dedication, and a handful of woodworking tools,
you can easily produce some beauties that compete
with commercial speakers at substantially
less than 1/3 of the cost!
all know that the reason to do any DIY project
is to bask in the glory of your own hard work.
Here you can build, customize, tweak, and tailor
your own beauties to fit your room acoustics
and decor perfectly! How great is that? Besides,
what better project is there to boast to all
your poker buddies than your own hi-fi, homemade