Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

Let's wait to see what the OP had in mind

Be-cause, quite frankly:

...If we go by the ancient industry Shibboleth that there's $2,000 parts and labor in a $10,000-retail pair of loudspeakers, and if the OP has in mind reselling a design through triple-tier distribution, listening to designs meant to sell for $500 a pair at your local stereo store is not something I want to spend my time doing.

However, it seems from the OP's frame of reference that he is thinking about people's buying drivers that are sold by Madisound and perhaps getting a local cabinet maker to make cabinets.

BTW, please nobody experience the miracle of feline motherhood over the time-honored industry yardstick.

It's not a case of consumers' getting hosed; it's living out (the Gospel of) Matthew 10:10: the workers at every level are getting paid. And 20% cost factor is the way it usually has had to work.

Over and above parts and labor are The Costs of Selling the Things, and, Overhead, and NRE, and insurance and taxes and profits for the loudspeaker company's owner.

Then: Sales Reps, an often-thankless job.

Then, keeping the lights on at the local audio dealer, and paying his staff and overhead.

IMHO a $500-pair semi-DIY challenge is interesting. But if we are suddenly complicating the distribution chain, there is so little money left for worthy drivers and capacitors and cabinets, etc., that I would have to say, count me out.


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  • Let's wait to see what the OP had in mind - John Marks 17:54:14 07/16/21 (1)


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