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Get our factory direct speakers and cut out the middle man! (You get a better product for less cash!)
Higher performance, more musical, more dynamic, just plain better speakers.
On this page you will find links to the plans of our factory direct speakers and a few component suggestions.
We can build speakers for you on a case per case basis. Our real aim is to help YOU build your own loud speakers. Ideally, we would just offer assistance to help you complete your project.
Want to build speakers and just want a small surround sound speakers system?
The pictures below will take you to the Purchase page & computer speakers and home theater speakers.
Digital Speaker system- Instrument 2
Instrument 2 has been revised as of 11/21/2009. This is a full range, sealed, 3 way
dynamic speaker drivers system. Time alignment is achieved in the digital domain within the HTPC. Stereo imaging is incredible as a result.
We have several tutorial pages to help with this speaker build. The Instrument 2 - DIY Speaker Cabinet help page.
We are running a Special on our Speaker Plans! Go to our Digital Audio Speakers and Speaker Plans page.
Also a factory direct speakers help page on building the Instrument 2 - DIY Speaker Box Design.
To make the build easier try this How to - build a speaker box Assembly Platform.
For a full review of the Instrument 2 loudspeaker system click here.
The Instrument 2 loud speaker may be a better all around loudspeaker than the others if you need a system for both home theater and music duties.
Factory direct speakers i2 Revision Kit: includes usher 8945p mid-range drivers, and updated digital crossover settings.
Note: I don't believe gaining a few db is worth losing the superior transient response of a sealed speaker box design. To get extra output use more efficient speaker driver recommendations, more drivers, more amplifier power, or all of the above if you must, but transient response is one of the things that gives live music its punchy, feel it in your chest- sound.
Instrument 3 Dipolar Loud speaker
Di-pole, 4 way, dynamic/ribbon driver loudspeaker for the ultimate in transparency and dynamics balance.
If you enjoy the sound of ribbon drivers - Speaker Driver Recommendations this is likely the right speaker for you. Google the benefits of dipole speakers for more information.
This speaker portrays a huge layered sound-stage with deep front to back depth. Images are positioned realistically in space with air around each performer. This is an incredibly musical design.
If you typically like the transparency of a speaker like the Magnepan 20.1 you will likely be thrilled with this model. Similar performance character as the big Maggy but with punchier and better defined bass.
The Instrument 3 system may not have the last amount of gut wrenching transient performance of a very good sealed box loudspeaker.
(such as the Instrument 2 -Read full Speaker Review ) This speaker system is very tall standing at over 7ft. It is also very heavy at around 300lb depending on the speaker drivers you use. Built using layers of MDF, birch ply, and a sand filled baffle.
*no longer available.
Instrument 1 Loudspeaker with Single Speaker Drivers:
This is a single driver speaker that often gets use with an active sub-woofer.
Sealed box configuration reaches to around 80hz in room. This speaker is very coherent and musical.
If used without an active sub-woofer and bass is not rolled off with an on-board crossover (within the receiver pre-amplifier)(set Main LR in receiver to 'small') below 80hz, maximum acoustic output will be limited.
A variety of full range speaker drivers could be used with this speaker plan.
We recommend the CSS FR125sr and the Tang band W4-1337SA.
These are both full range drivers each with their individual strengths.
*no longer available.
Click on the picture to see prices for all factory direct speakers.
Mini Cube Speakers - FREE Speaker Plans!!!
For more information about this popular project go to the Mini Cube Speakers page. This is a simple and fun project to build. The results are amazing for the price.
These could be used for computer monitors or for full music speakers for around the house. Surprising bass for their size. The plans for these speakers are provided for free so you can see the quality of our plans.
The larger factory direct speaker plans are much more complex but our plans make building them manageable.
Speaker Building is a very rewarding project to take on. The advanced technology of the speaker drivers available, the speaker crossover options, and amplifier/preamplifier selection is simply staggering.
I believe that working through the process of your own project is extremely satisfying. I always look forward to starting my next speaker project.
The tools available to the average hobbyist today should keep you excited and busy for a very long time. You are only limited by your imagination and budget.
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