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General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

Thank you for that excellent well articulated post

You've made my point to a T here.

What I value is a guy's time. I value MY time. I value other people's time. So, I'd suggest they made the goal $1000 and not $500.

Even if you use a more "DIY/Kit" marketing strategy and forget the "500% markup on parts" retail formula, a guy has a decent chance of making something decent sounding.

Even then, we're looking at "usual suspects" for caps and coils and nothing elaborate. A lot of designers believe strongly in a high-quality cap for the series cap for the tweeter filter. These things can be $50-$75 a piece.

I guess my point was if the OP got a bunch of entries that were "okay sounding" he'd have to call that a success. Look at Zaph - for him to create something amazing in the value-level designs, he had to get a driver made to his exact specifications.

Anyways, the contest sounds fun but I think it would give designers a much better chance of success by simply making the target $1000.

Or maybe he meant a $500 kit and I'm on about nothing.

Anyways, I enjoyed your post because it mirrors my own "math" on what a speaker takes to go from design to market. It takes *a lot*.


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