Possible DIY kits coming...

Discussion in 'DIY' started by JK47, Feb 13, 2019 at 4:20 PM.

  1. JK47

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    I went by a friends place this afternoon to check out a few projects him and his father in law have been working on. They wanted me to help promote a new product they have been developing that somewhat targets the older Audiofoolz crowd. I was asked what kind of online presence I had, and I simply replied "not good"... But said I like DIY-Fi and a light bulb went off above the in laws head. There is a strong possibility that a few DIY kits will be available in the next 6-12 months, from basic flat pack bookshelf's to mid and large arrays w/sub woofer as seen in the photo below, also raw drivers and plans to build your own enclosure is a very strong possibility.

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    The tall array handles everything above 200Hz and the transmission line subs everything below. The wave guides above the subs were not hooked up and I was not able to audition them in that configuration. I was impressed with tracks I heard, having only one crossover point simplified the sound delivery and purity.

    Hopefully I can get a loaner going for a prototype or two by the end of the year for some feedback.

    For those that know me irl, you may have an idea who these people are, and this will be a completely separate company and project handled on a grass roots, cottage industry level.

    I won't respond to any direct questions regarding specifics, but am most definitely interested in hearing suggestions.
     
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    Didn't Sunfire have something similar? IDK if it was a prototype or not but they had a similar setup at the NY Audio Show in 2016. If it's implemented the same way, it should be phenomenal. It was one of the best things I heard there that year.
     
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    The subs and horns remind me of ESS speakers. In looks only of course.

    FYI, the AVS Forum is filled with DIY speaker guys oddly enough. They would probably love something like this. The DIY Sound Group guys came from the AVS Forum.
     
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    Yeah, I'd definitely advertise on AVS Forum.
     
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    Thanks for the input, I greatly appreciate it. I'm not expecting to quit my day job with this endeavor, just enjoy being on the ground floor and involved in something I enjoy (DIY and high value). I'm already a member on DIYaudio, and will register and lurk on AVS, and notify the admin there when the time comes to change my title to MOT as per their rules.
     
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