I wanted to try a speaker with super high-end drivers so I found some used for a pretty good deal and also found a pair of cabinets that someone didn’t want anymore. As such, I was able to go high-end without a high-end price. Brand new, the drivers and crossover plus a from scratch cabinet would have easily exceeded $1000. As is, I spent about half that.
Here is the cabinet that I started with:
And I turned them into these:
I still have quite a big of material left over of course, but it was nice to be able to spend zero dollars on the cabinet and just a few bucks on some rattle can satin spray paint.
The crossover is a Madisound design that came with the drivers (The Scan Speak 5″ Revelator and D6600 tweeter). They turned out fine… but I’m not convinced the price premium is worth it. I haven’t done a lot of listening yet so I might change my mind, but I doubt it. Even if I can hear a difference compared to my various Dayton speakers, for sure it will not be very significant.