DIY gives music lovers and audiophiles the ultimate power. First of all, DIY speakers use the same parts, building materials (usually), and design techniques of HiFi speakers in the 4 and 5-figure range. This means you can have that "rich" sound at a fraction of the retail cost. Second, by learning the science behind the design of loudspeakers, a lot of the mysticism and mythology that plagues the audiophile world becomes dispelled, and you learn what is important--and what is irrelevant--in exceptional sound reproduction.
Everything here is free. I am a lifelong speaker addict, and this is my contribution to the audio world.
I am leaving these up for reference purposes. If you still have these drivers, by all means, build and enjoy these speakers. However, please don't ask me for driver substitutions at this time. Sorry.
Untitled - Scan-Speak 8530K-00 + Hiquphon OW3 (bookshelf)
Girl from Ipanema Dayton RS150 + Seas 27 TBFC/G (bookshelf)
Orient Express Silver Flute W14RC25 + Vifa Logic AC25SG05 (bookshelf)
China Syndrome Silver Flute W14RC25-S + Vifa Logic AC25SG05 (bookshelf)
TRS-80 Dayton RS180S-8 + Vifa D25AG (floorstanding 2-way)
Vaagens Audax AP170G2 + Vifa D25ASG (bookshelf)
Aethers Dayton SD215 + TB W5-704D + Seas 27TDFC (dipole MTMW)
Classix Dayton DC160 + Vifa DX19 (bookshelf)
ZX Spectrum HiVi M6A + Bohlender Graebener Neo3 PDRW (floorstander)
Dayton Classic Revival Dayton DC160 + Dayton DC50F + Dayton ND20FA-6 (floorstander)
Other People's Projects
- Here are a few writeups I did as I built some projects designed by
some of the DIY masters out there. I share them here because simply
building a speaker is not necessarily an easy task.
Common Speaker Conversions -
This is a simple excel calculator to perform a bunch of conversions I
tended to need again and again while working on projects, but I got
tired of using the calculator function on my phone.
I'll level with you - My audio manifesto. This is what happens when a composer and musician also is a closet audiophile. (Warning: contains unorthodox audio opinions)
Questions or comments? (DIY related)
by Paul Carmody | last updated March 7, 2017