I find myself once again mulling over the idea of building myself a set of speakers. This would be part woodworking project (all @BobC’s fault), and part hifi upgrade. Whilst I’ve done a moderate amount of woodwork in the past, hifi components have always been somewhat black boxes for me. Both @Mrs_Maureen_OPinion and @edd9000 have very kindly offered to help with things like crossover design and building, but I have still not decided what sort of direction to go in.
We’ve a moderately large room, so something to fill that is the first priority. Other than that, my tastes run to a whole mix of things, from Triangle and Wilson Benesch to the Dreiklangs and Zingalis.
I’d like to keep them relatively sensitive so that pure Class A amps are a viable option.
Unlike most threads asking, I genuinely have no idea which avenue I will go down at this point.
Matters less with horns as they are directional, crossover can be adapted to suit, though with horns I would go DSP/active anyway, multi way horns and passive crossovers are far to much like hard work.
Big problem here is actually hearing something before you drop a metric-fucktonne of cash.
Jon - you sure this is the way to go? DIY is usually marginally more expensive than buying summat you like from the used market, and unless made by someone like Coco has exactly fuck-all residual value.
Given you live in the land of cheap used Triangles, I’d want to be sure I was making the right decision if I was you… Not meaning to piss on any parades, but…