DIY (Do It Yourself)

When Hi Fi got going in the 1960s most enthusiasts were very involved. If you wanted a good pair of loudspeakers you bought the drivers and made the enclosures yourself. The same with amplifiers, mainly valve. CD players didn't exist, turntables were pretty crude, AM and FM radio tuners were popular.

It was not all that different to the early days of personal computers in the late 70s where the first users were enthusiasts who built theirs from kits.

Nowadays we are presented with an overwhelming choice of products so the DIY community is a minor sub-group of the market. Yet for those interested, and prepared to invest the time, there are some great opportunities to build something that will outperform any commercial products at the same price. For example, you can build a pair of Jordan JX92 transmission line speakers for less than $700, and there are several similar speakers on the market overseas (using the same drivers) for more than $4000.

Twelve years ago when this business commenced there was quite a variety of speaker kits, DIY speaker cables and interconnects, and various amplifier and other devices kits. The limited interest however has meant most of those have disappeared. Nevertheless my personal interest in experimenting, particularly with loudspeakers, will mean this category will be maintained, albeit with a smaller range of projects.



2 litre enclosure kit for JXr6 drivers (pair)

2 litre enclosure kit for JXr6 drivers (pair)

Terminal blocks, cable, acoustic wadding included

$88.00 DB62K

200W 8" Subwoofer kit

200W 8" Subwoofer kit

$770.00 XLS800

200W subwoofer amplifier

200W subwoofer amplifier

$330.00 wS200W

8 litre bookshelf enclosure kits (pair) for JORDAN JS92S

8 litre bookshelf enclosure kits (pair) for JORDAN

Can be shelf, wall or stand mounted

$132.00 928K

92TLMDFK - MDF Transmission line enclosure kit (pair)

92TLMDFK - MDF Transmission line enclosure kit (pa

Only 100mm deep and offers visual elegance

$198.00 92TLMDFK

Acoustic Wool

Acoustic Wool

Used to line speaker boxes

$16.50 AW

Cable assembly

Cable assembly

$40.00 DHFCA

DAYTON AUDIO black chrome speaker spikes 4 pc set

DAYTON AUDIO black chrome speaker spikes 4 pc set

Improve clarity, stereo imaging and bass response

$71.50 DSS4

Dayton Audio DRFS1 1-3/8" x 1" Heavy Duty Rubber Feet 4 Pcs

Dayton Audio DRFS1 1-3/8" x 1" Heavy Duty Rubber F

Alternative to cone spikes on tile, stone, wooden floors

$27.50 DRFS1

DAYTON AUDIO Sound Exciters (pair)

DAYTON AUDIO Sound Exciters (pair)

$44.00 wDAEX25

DBOPK - Decibel Omni premium kit (pair)

DBOPK - Decibel Omni premium kit (pair)

$748.00 DBOPK

EAD E100 (JORDAN JX92) 4" metal cone wide range driver (each)

EAD E100 (JORDAN JX92) 4" metal cone wide range dr

The definitive full range driver

$209.00 E100

Faceplate for 4 JORDAN JXr6HD drivers

Faceplate for 4 JORDAN JXr6HD drivers

$55.00 JX6FP

FS60125 Floorstanding Speaker Kit drivers

FS60125 Floorstanding Speaker Kit drivers

$550.00 FS60125

Fully assembled JORDAN JX92S transmission line speakers (pair)

Fully assembled JORDAN JX92S transmission line spe

Fully assembled with the Jordan JX92S drivers installed

$990.00 92TLMDFFA

Gold Spade 8 AWG #8 2 Pair

Gold Spade 8 AWG #8 2 Pair

High power, high current AC/DC connections

$8.80 095669

GPBP4 - Gold plated banana plugs (2 pairs red & black)

GPBP4 - Gold plated banana plugs (2 pairs red & bl

Wide range of wire diameters to suit your system

$16.50 GPBP4

Grille Cloth - Black  1m x 1.5m piece

Grille Cloth - Black 1m x 1.5m piece

100% acoustically transparent

$17.60 GCBK1

Grille Cloth - Brown  (per yard)

Grille Cloth - Brown (per yard)

100% acoustically transparent

$27.50 GCBN

Grille Cloth - Grey  (per yard)

Grille Cloth - Grey (per yard)

100% acoustically transparent

$27.50 GCGY