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How do they usually turn out looking? ANd how good are they?
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It depends on the tools you have, the quality of the wood/paint/finish, and ultimately your skills.

Need a place to start? Try techtalk.parts-express.com
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Do you mean the actual speakers? Like magnet, coils, cone, frame, etc? Or a speaker cabinet?
    
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these are home made...


they are as good as the components you use.
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Well mine sound nice but look fairly crappy, but that is mostly because I used house paint to paint them (already had it and it covers over my minor wood work mistakes ). So look probably at least largely depends on your skill and diligence.
    
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post #6 of 15
they are as good as the planing you put in to them and how well your skills are at building them.

other sites:

http://www.diyaudio.com/index.php
http://www.htguide.com/forum/forumdisplay.php4?f=6
http://www.zaphaudio.com/

or sig vvv
Edited by bobfig - 10/16/11 at 8:31am
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http://gr-research.com/diykits.aspx

I'd recommend the N2X or N3
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post #8 of 15
I finished building this kit of Dayton BR-1S speakers last night from Parts-Express.

It was fun and easy

They sound amazing!




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I made this thread and forgot about it. Thanks Rep+!

(Also would this kit http://gr-research.com/av-1.aspx be better then buying speakers of a similar price?)
Edited by StuffStuff1 - 10/24/11 at 12:34pm
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those look nice and like a good project, but here is the kicker, you have to build the box from scratch. doing so you will need to provide tools and bits. that alone will be a few hidden costs that may come along when you only need a $25 router bit to do some cutting. im not trying to scare you away or any thing but both times i built my speaker boxes i have had to spend $50-100 in just tools and finishing stuff. in the end i still would say go for them as its a fun experience and you can be proud on what you have created instead of what you bought.

other options:
Zaph|Audio ZA5.2
http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com...tm-2-way-pair/

Dayton BR-1S Shielded (Danker16 above made these)
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-642

components only(no box)
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-643

Dayton Audio UA711
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=302-853
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