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Kit Buying [message #49059] Thu, 09 March 2006 13:38 Go to next message
Trevor G. is currently offline  Trevor G.
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I've never been here befor. So im not fimiliar with how things are done. I want to get a kit. I was looking at the 8" studio kit. What will this kit include? I was hoping drivers and crossover components. I can asseemble crossovers and build boxes. I just need the stuff to do it. Will it come with any instructions or box plans? And are these speakers of good audio grade. I am working with a set of BR-1's right now from partsexpress.com. If you can answer these questions please email me the responce. Thanks

Re: Kit Buying [message #49061 is a reply to message #49059] Thu, 09 March 2006 14:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Kits include the speaker drivers, the connector panel, hook up wires, "π" logo decal and a printed copy of the plans. All crossovers and cable assemblies are completed and ready to install.


Re: Kit Buying [message #49063 is a reply to message #49061] Thu, 09 March 2006 16:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor G. is currently offline  Trevor G.
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Thanks. You have helped a lot. Nowq to the most important aspect. How do they sound. Will they outperform store baught speakers in quality costing twice as much?

Re: Kit Buying [message #49064 is a reply to message #49063] Thu, 09 March 2006 16:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor G. is currently offline  Trevor G.
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One more thing. A kit contains enough parts to make a set of speakers not just one right?

Re: Kit Buying [message #49066 is a reply to message #49064] Thu, 09 March 2006 17:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Each kit has parts to build one speaker.


Re: Kit Buying [message #49075 is a reply to message #49066] Fri, 10 March 2006 13:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Manualblock is currently offline  Manualblock
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I would clarify that; I even got confused.

Re: Kit Buying [message #49077 is a reply to message #49075] Fri, 10 March 2006 14:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Seems like a lot of people assume speaker kits are for a pair of speakers.


Re: Kit Buying [message #49100 is a reply to message #49077] Mon, 13 March 2006 12:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Spinjack is currently offline  Spinjack
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I know I did, originally. Typically, speakers aren't very useful seperately. Also, most stores price/sell speakers in pairs.

However, from a marketing perspective, the single speaker pricing makes for a nice fish hook. $350 is much more palatable than $700, and 2x$350 still sounds easier to swallow than $700. Its all about perception.

Re: Kit Buying [message #49102 is a reply to message #49100] Mon, 13 March 2006 14:17 Go to previous message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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The reason we list them individually is because so many people these days are running an odd number of speakers, like 5.1 for a home theater installation. If we sold everything in pairs, then we'd have to sell 1/2 kit for guys wanting a single. Seemed easier to just list everything qty 1, and if a person wants a stereo pair, then they buy two.

The prices for all the kits are pretty much cost, less than what you'd pay for individual parts from Parts Express or most anywhere else. A Stage four π kit for example costs about $335.00 if you buy everything yourself from Parts Express, the woofer is $185.00, the tweeter is $50.00, the horn flare is $30.00 and the crossover parts add up to about $70.00 ($32.00 for PXB, $12.00 for zobel resistor, $15.00 for Zobel caps, $8.00 for tweeter cable assy and a few bucks for the connector plate and wire). Our kit is $285.00 so you save fifty bucks and don't have to solder everything up, which takes a couple hours to do.


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