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R_Dub 10-04-2012 06:48 PM

DIY powered speakers
thinking about trying to build a pair of self powered speakers for club / event use. Looking to make something similar to the Mackie SR1530's ( but able to smoke them! :) )
anyone know of a link for more info. I found this:


which looks like a nice build but A: it's an 18" driver, not so sure about that. and B: it's a little too expensive at around $1200 for the pair.

anyone know of any links to a comparable DIY project?


John-Martin 10-04-2012 10:46 PM

I've looked into doing some DIY speakers. Beyma actually has plans for their drivers on their site. Seems like a good place to start for those of us not experienced in speaker building.

R_Dub 10-05-2012 10:14 AM

just realized the link was wrong, here is the correct link:


rs_ 10-05-2012 07:20 PM

You might be able to build some nice speakers using the excellent HiVi SP10 drivers on the site as subs. The smaller size will reduce the overall cost, but even then I bet it's $1000/pair.

I looked into this, but then I found a trashed pair of Klipsch Heresy Industrial speakers and restored those. In truth, finding a solid pair of cabinets might be a nice way to go. Something like old Peavey cabinets are extremely well-built, and you can even peel the nasty carpet off them and repaint them with something like Duratex.

Fred Bissnette 10-22-2012 06:22 PM

finding a plate amp is the hard part

but parts express has a 250w amp that could do well if you bought very efficient drivers and made a big box for bass

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