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Anyone made some Pensil 11 speakers or similar ?

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46 minutes ago, steve 57 said:

That's a shame about the space thing.. I've built some rather large speakers in the past.. 

Started off saying they where just temporary ! One soon gets used to them a good trick is to  paint them the same colour as the walls.

 scotts designs are not about sounding 'utterly amazing' he designs mostly for cheaper drivers and gets the best out of them.. but I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

I tried some Kef 104.2's which didn't last long - odd thing is that I had some years ago in a much smaller room and they were fine then..

As for utterly amazing - are there any similar looking/sized designs that do sound amazing (whatever that means ?)

I'd hate to spend a fair bit of money on building something that didn't impress to some extent.. Am I asking too much ?

Given the lack of audition at Stefans that Covid restrictions have imposed buying a kit that costs £630 with no idea how it'll sound is a bit of a gamble for me, hence me asking all these questions...

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Your not asking too much  You may well think once you have made your speakers they can't be bettered.. but theres no such speaker as one that cant be bettered in reality.

Most people are very pleased with the mark audio drivers ( I have 3 pair)  office testers, one pair in my motorhome another pair still boxed. You get what you pay for, buy the best drivers you can afford would be my advice. Less chance of disappointments

DIY is a slippery slope 

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4 hours ago, steve 57 said:

DIY is a slippery slope 

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5 hours ago, steve 57 said:

DIY is a slippery slope 

So true Steve.

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5 hours ago, steve 57 said:

DIY is a slippery slope 

Ended in me setting up a whole business and leaving a perfectly well paying career 🤣

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Cheers gents, it's a great hobby, or if your lucky enough to make a living from it.. what a great way to earn a living.

me I'm just happy messing.. 

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You asked a general question about how well do DIY speakers compare with off the shelf equivalents - what I hear is that, £ for £,  Diy speakers will be better by 50% or so.

That's a bold statement I know, but my Jantzen TQWT were a DIY build by SteveS and I paid £700 plus travel for them. I would have to spend over £1K on the used market to beat them I reckon. The builder said that he estimated he spent £1500 to buy the kit, and the wood and that includes his time .

DIY scores in specialist areas such as high efficiency systems where mainstream manufacturers and retailers come up a bit short..this isnt Sevenoaks Hifi territory.

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