Are you looking for speakers that have a stellar sound quality and cost-effective price both at the same time? Why not just build your own speakers and feel nothing but satisfied with that? You do not really need to create a speaker from scratch.
There is a whole world of DIY kits, with pretty simple assembling, and still, you can call that your own. Many world-renowned companies are giving priorities to the buyers’ wishes and making phenomenal DIY kits for them. It’s not only fun to assemble different parts of speakers with your own hand but also challenging and budget-friendly.
What exactly the DIY Speaker Kit is
DIY means “Do It Yourself”. The person who wants to have his own speakers will create a DIY speaker himself, instead of purchasing an extremely pricey audio speaker. Besides, an originally produced object from the retro period can also be taken by the person who is creating DIY speakers and modifies or changes it.
The advantage is that the speakers created or upgraded will be better reliable than the currently produced ones, and the experience of designing a system on which identical alternatives have been sold will be surreal.
A speaker kit misses the difficult measures like choosing all of your own components, drivers, crossover boards, and other hardware, and simply asks you to assemble the speaker by following a definite manual.
Apart from being an enjoyable project, there are benefits of making a speaker from a kit. Mostly you can purchase a good high-quality speaker for much less than it usually would and that’s the main perk of using DIY kits.
Here are some DIY speakers Kits to build your own speakers:
SBA 61-MFC – SB Acoustics drivers – 2-Way Construction: “MFC” here is polypropylene, as is a reference to ATS4 midrange drivers with mineral-filled polypropylene. This driver ayatem has the full symmetrical drive and a correctly ventilated magnet system, and a sonic signature that is identical to the AT 18H52 car. In contrast with the Hard-Cone drivers, strong PP cones in the right magnet and basket typically give extra complex head rooms. Drivers: SB17MFC35-8 & SB26ADC-C000-4
SBA 61-NRXC – SB Acoustics drivers – 2-Way Construction: The carrier SB17NRXC35-8 easily blends into the context of the other two constructions. SBAcoustics Tight pressed paper cones to give a degree of clarity somewhat close to that of most tight cones. They also have a higher frequency cone breakup like aluminum, which means filters in the 4th order must also be handled accordingly. Only a few modifications had to be added to the 61-NAC fusion. As seen below, the LR4, 4th order filter is very straight forward. Drivers: SB17NRXC35-8 & SB26ADC-C000-4
SBA 16 MTM – SB Acoustics drivers – 2½-Way d’Appolito construction: Due to better power handling, flexibility, and ease of design, MTM speakers have their followers on two Midbass drivers. A very quick crossover is possible thanks to the intrinsic smooth frequency reaction of the drivers. Drivers: MW16P-8 & TW29RN-B / TW29BN-B
SBA MW19P-8 Studio Monitor – SB Acoustics drivers – 2-Way Studio monitor: The MW19 is a powerful 7′′ driver that provides deep and consistent bass. The midrange is smooth and incredibly clear, with no accentuation or depression in any midrange region. Thanks to the low crossover dispersion in the upper mid / lower treble, it is outstanding and offers a large listening window and, as usual, the TW29 tweeter delivers an incredible treble. Drivers: MW19P-8 & TW29RN-B / TW29-BN
SBA 741 – SB Acoustics drivers– 3-Way construction: Strong bass of 7½” bass driver, clear midrange of 4½” midrange driver, and clear treble of Satori. TW29 tweeter, both state-of-the-art drivers powered by high-quality crossover parts. Drivers: TW29RN-B-4, MR13P-8 & MW19P-8
SBA 761 – SB Acoustics drivers – 2½-Way Construction: Simple cabinet construction and minimal overlap of quality aluminum foil condenser components for the tweeter portion. The 7½” and 6′′ 21⁄2-way driver delivers a strong bass from a small floor stand. A good load for even smaller tube amps makes 90 dB sensitivity and a good impedance simple. Drivers: Satori MW19P-8, Satori MW16P-8 & TW29RN-B-8
SBA 941 – 3-Way Classic – SB Acoustics drivers – 3-Way Construction: Transparent middle from 4½” driver, 9½” bass driver, and a smooth treble from the membrane or dome of Beryllium. Drivers: Satori WO24P-8 & Satori MR13P-8 & TW29RN-B-8 or TW29BN-B-8
SBA 3-Way Classic – SB Acoustics drivers – 3-Way Construction: This can also be purchased from other manufacturers, but here you can have perfect voice coil formers and suspension systems that guarantee extremely mechanical Q and, you will not find it from other suppliers at this price range. Drivers: SB23NRXS45-8 & SB12MNRX2-25-4 & SB29RDAC-C000-4
Fusion – 3-Way Classic – SB Acoustics, Scan-Speak & BMS drivers – 3-Way Classic Construction with 12″ woofers: BMS bass driver, ScanSpeak midrange and doped-dome Satori dope tweeter 12, “high-performance SBAcoustics (optional Beryllium dome). Low-order cross-over and high-end modules of Jantzen Audio cross-over guarantee complete driver alignment and have exceptional clarity. Drivers: TW29RN-B or TW29BN-B & 18M/8631T00 & 12N630 – 8 Ohm
Fusion 3 (Semi-active) – SB Acoustics, Scan-Speak, BMS drivers & Hypex Fusion plate amps – 3-Way construction (Semi-Active / Digital): Link the FUSION-3 speaker directly with your preamp, the DAC, or your streamer and hear Hypex NCORE tone. The 2×250 watt FUSION FA252 module keeps a strong grip on the bass driver 12′′, the midrange driver ScanSpeak 18 M, and the twine for SBAcoustics Satori. The consequence is loud, punchy bass, and remarkable midrange and treble clarity. Drivers: TW29RN-B or TW29BN-B & 18M/8631T00 & 12N630 – 8 Ohm & Hypex FA 252
Fusion – B.A.D – SB Acoustics, Scan-Speak, BMS drivers & Hypex plate amps – 3-Way construction (Bi-Amping and bass lowpass filter by DSP): 12 “BMS Bass driver with high power, ScanSpeak with top-end midrange 6” and SBAcoustics Satori with a doped dome tweeter. Small-order and high-end Jantzen Audio hybrid modules guarantee complete driver alignment and offer exceptional clarity and temporary reactions. Fusion modules from Hypex include rock-solid bass and space acoustics modification. Drivers: TW29RN-B or TW29BN-B & 18M/8631T00 & 12N630 – 8 Ohm & Hypex FA 251 (Fusion plate amps)
AT-SW. – Audio Technology & HiVi/Swans drivers – 2-way compact vented stand mount: The goal is to deliver a high-end bundle which even beginners can cope with in the loudspeaker structure. A two-way speaker with state-of-the-art motors, an easy-to-build bridge, and a desk. The cabinets have to be durable and positioned, but they don’t have to look great to sound amazing. Drivers: 18H52-15-06 SD & RT2H-A.
ATELL-3. – Audio Technology, Viawave Audio, or Scan-Speak drivers – 3-Way Construction: Modest, wide, and scaled pyramid, operated by a simple 1st-order filter, with state-of-the-art ViaWave, ScanSpeak, and AudioTechnology drivers. A crossover without a capacitor may be used if bi-amp is used. The ATELL-3 ‘Sine Cap’ variant is only suitable for bi-amping applications. Drivers: 10C77-25-10-KAP, 18WE/8542T00, GRT-145 & PR 23
ATiRi / ATiBe. – Audio Technology, Viawave Audio, or Scan-Speak drivers – 3-Way Construction: Audio Technology and Scan-Speak drivers: The latest version ATiRi / ATiBe includes both the latest AudioTechnology drivers and Viawave drivers. The 18H52 midbass comes with the former titanium voice coil and has odd predictability around the mid-band. The Viawave GRT-145 tweeter, which has a U-shaped polymer suspension between the ribbon poles and the magnet poles, thus decreases air turbulence, improves efficiency, and decreases distortion in the ATiRi configuration. This easy-to-build double mount is an excellent driver pair. The excellent Scan-Speak beryllium tweeters are used for the AtiBe setup. Drivers: 18H52-17-06-SDT, PR23, GRT-145 or D2908/714000
AT-3WC. – Audio Technology and Scan-Speak drivers – 3-Way Construction: The goal is, in modest three-way classics, to deliver a stunning model. The version 4 and 10 Ohms of AudioTechnology’s 23I52 bass driver is very good, especially when the voice coil consists of a strengthened Kapton, which enhances transient response (high Qm). Drivers: D3004/604010 or R3004/602010 + 15H52-0613-SDKAM + 23I52-2006-SDKA
ATS-4. – Audio Technology and Scan-Speak drivers – 4-Way Medium Efficiency Speakers: The package gives you a state of the art audio and scan-speak drivers. The combination of bass drivers in this configuration gives the OBL-11 speaker the best bass punch to date. In a specific listening area, the ATS-4 will appreciate the full bass-cello section of a full-length symphony orchestra. Drivers: 10C77-25-10-KAP & 23I52-15-08-SDKA & 18H52-06-13-SDKA & D2908/714000
ATS-4 – HE: – Audio Technology and Scan-Speak drivers – Hypex FA 252 plate amps – 4-Way High-Efficiency Speakers: Drivers: BMS 12N630 & 10C77-20-10 KA & 18H52-0613-SDKA-LR & D2908/714000
Center Speakers based DIY kits
Center 641 – Excel – Seas Drivers – Center speaker – Ideal for home theater system: There are regular demands for center speakers appropriate for medium-sized speakers such as CNO-25, Peerless NOMEX164, all 3-way Classic speakers, etc. This center speaker allows you to use either the low-cost SEAS driver from the Prestige range or the more powerful SEAS Excel / Nextel coated driver range. All drivers had the same diameter and it was clear that they had the drivers in stock to make models. Drivers: W18NX001 & W12CY003 & 27TFFC
Center 641 – Prestige – Seas Drivers – Center speaker – Ideal for home theater system: Middle speakers for medium size speakers such as CNO-25, Peerless NOMEX164, all 3-way classic speakers, etc. are routinely pursued. The SEAS driver from the Prestige range or the strong SEAS Excel / Nextel coated driver series can be optimized with this center mic. All driver was of the same diameter and it was obvious that the drivers for models were in stock. The crossroads are, by the way, very close. If you ever want to update the Prestige edition to Shine, you just need to change two-hybrid elements. Drivers: CA18RNX & MCA12RC & 27TFFC
8008 Center mkII – Jantzen & SEAS drivers – Ideal for home cinema setup – Match with DTQWT mkIII or TQWT mkIIl: The demand for a center speaker rises with the amount of TQWT / DTQwT package sales, as surround fans want to see their (mostly) DTQWT setup augmented with a speaker. At least three-way is the safest middle speaker. For a long time, this center speaker has been on the to-do list and begins as the “classical” Appolito horizontal set-up. Drivers: JA-8008 HMQ & SEAS MCA 12RC & SEAS T35C002
Faital based DIY kits.
Faital 3-Way Classic 12″ version – 3-Way Construction: You are going to create a powerful 3-way classic from Faital 12, Faital 6, Midrange and ScanSpeak 1 and have a calibrated, balanced speaker to play all sorts of music, whether it is opera or heavy metal. You are going to build a solid 3way classic from the Faital 12, and Scan Talk 1. Drivers: Faital 12PR320 & Faital 6RS140 & Scan-Speak D2608/913000 or SB Acoustics Beryllium SB29BAC-C000-4
Faital 3-Way Classic 15″ version – 3-Way Construction: You’ll be able to create a powerful 3-way classic from Faital 12, Faital 6, Midrange and ScanSpeak 1 and have a calibrated, balanced speaker to play all sorts of music, whether it is opera or heavy metal. You are going to build a solid 3way classic from the Faital 12, and Scan Talk 1. Drivers: Faital 15PR400 & 18 Sound 8NMB420 & SBA TW29BN-B-8 or SBA TW29RN-B-8
Add on 6+1 bass module – Plate amps: Hypex FA 251: The SBA-741 bass module was designed for a wide variety of smaller, stand-mount speakers such as Studio 101 mkII, Ellipticor 1, Illuminator, Discovery 18W, SBA MW19P-8, SBA 61 (MFC / NAC / nRXC), ATB & ATiRi and several others. Hypex FA251 platform / DSP features and powerful Faital 10′′ bass motor. The speaker cables (high-level input) are directly operated by. Drivers: FAITAL 10RS350-8. Suitable as add on bass module for multiple DIY speaker models
Jantzen Audio & SEAS based kits.
Quattro mkII – Jantzen & SEAS drivers – 2-Way – Monitor/Standmount: QUATTRO is the edition of the original QUATTRO that is now outdated, modified on the JA-8008 HES engine. The new JA-8008 HMQ driver has now been updated. The cross-over and the bass driver’s low-pass section were changed just a few times. A more compact bass and improved intermediate simplicity improve performance with the new JA8008-HMQ engine. Drivers: JA-8008 HMQ & SEAS T35C002
8008-Corner – Jantzen/SEAS drivers – 2-Way Floor stander – Corner/wall placement: Simple as a cabinet and a basic as a four-component hybrid. The bass solution depends on space reinforcement – room gain. It often involves simple installations. Drivers: JA-8008 HMQ & T35C002
TQWT mkIII – Jantzen/SEAS drivers – 2-Way – Tapered Quarter-Wave Design: These new speakers play every sort of audio, including the TQWT and DTQWT mkII models. In no way is the mkIII variants discriminative, as in certain cases, when speakers dominate in different fields of music performance, leaving out those records. There is a single driver doing the whole midrange without the crossover between bass and midrange, which is “the thing” about these speakers. Drivers: JA-8008 HMQ & T35C002
Super Tweeter Add-on Kit for all JA-8008 constructions: The add-on fits for the JA-8008 HMQ or JA-8008 HES mid-woofers in all Troel Gravesen constructions. Super tweeter additional kit built to expand the frequency response to more than 30 kHz. Specifically suited for TQWT, DTQWT-212, TQWT / DTQWT-FLAT, QUATTRO mkII, 8008-CORNER, OBL-15, and all preceding 8008 HES driver building. The simple amount of 89 dB, 91 dB and 93 dB/1 meters contained three resistors. The real attenuation must be sought with another design not based on the 8008-HMQ engine.
DTQWT mkIII – Jantzen/SEAS drivers – 3-Way – Double Tapered Quarter-Wave Design: These new speakers play every type of audio, including the TQWT and DTQWT mkII models. The mkIII edition does not in any way leave any traces as is always the case when speakers excellently perform music in particular. Drivers: JA-8008 HMQ & SEAS T35C002. Eminence drivers: 2510 or 2512 mkII
DTQWT – TQWT mkIII – Flat front panel model – Jantzen/SEAS drivers – 3-Way – Flat front panel model – Double Tapered Quarter-Wave Design: This full mkIII DIY DTQWT package has been built with a flat front screen. Drivers: JA-8008 HMQ & SEAS T35C002. Eminence drivers: 2510 or 2512 mkII
DTQWT / TQWT mkII to mkIII –Adaptation – Adaptation kit for TQWT/DTQWT mkII speakers: This kit will allow for an upgrade to the mkIII speakers, while keeping the flat front panel of the mkII cabinets intact. In its previous version of flat panel cabinet, some would like to use the current JA8008-HMQ driver without changing the design of the front door.
Open Baffle Speakersbased DIY kit:
OBL-15 – Jantzen & SEAS drivers – Open Baffle Construction – Fully passive crossover: There have been calls for an update on the OBL-11 following the launch of the new JA8008-HMQ driver. The new driver will replace the old driver in OBL-11 and has a different frequency response. Drivers: JA-8008 HMQ & SEAS T35C002. Ciare drivers: NDH 15-4S
Peerless based kit:
Peerless Nomex 164 mkII – Peerless & ScanSpeak drivers – 2½-Way Floorstanders: The speaker now has a 2nd order filter that’s more time-aligned. The NOMEX cones also have some of the best mid-range and the 9130 tweeters are one of the better tweeters. Drivers: HDS164 Nomex 830875 & D2608/913000
Scan-Speak based kits
Fusion – 3-Way Classic – SB Acoustics, Scan-Speak & BMS drivers – 3-Way Classic Construction with 12″ woofers: Drivers: TW29RN-B or TW29BN-B & 18M/8631T00 & 12N630 – 8 Ohm
Eekel’s Mini – SEAS Drivers – 2-Way Mini Speakers: It was a collaboration with John Eskel who was seeking a replacement for the SEAS W11CY001, which was no longer available. After some searching, the decision was to pursue the new SEAS W12CY003. This driver has a conventional paper cone with a regular rear coating and Nextel coating on the sides, giving it a lovely look as seen below. Drivers: W12CY003 & 22TAF-G
SEAS Curv – SEAS drivers – 2-Way Mini Speakers: Drivers: U16RCY/P & 29TFF/W
CNO mkIII – SEAS Drivers – 2-Way construction – 3 cabinet options: An upgrade to the famous CNO mkII, here with the easy and time-aligned crossover controls updated. Comes with some of Jantzen Audio’s most popular drivers from SEAS EXCEL and state-of-the-art hybrid modules. It can be installed as a floor-stander (“A”), slim floor-stander (“B”) or small stand-mount (“C”) sizes. Drivers: W18NX001 & T29CF002
CNO Grande – SEAS Drivers – 3-Way floor-stander: The smooth response of the edge-coated W12CY003 midrange driver helps to bridge the bass and treble and strengthens the dispersion of dynamics and clarity in the upper / lower branch. Midrange and tweeter state-of-the-art capacitors are essential to ensuring clarity and natural sound overtones for any instrument. Please note that Jantzen audio is only available for the special edge-coated W12CY003 drivers. Drivers: W18NX001 & T29CF002 + Special edge-coated W12CY003
CNO 2.5 mkII – SEAS Drivers – 2½-Way floor-stander: CNO-25-mkII is a pragmatic continuation of CNO-mkIII’s principles. Additional midbass power and bass effect. The extra bass. Quick and time-aligned drivers have been updated. Packed with some of the strongest drivers of SEAS Impress and state-of-the-art Jantzen Audio fusion modules. Drivers: W18NX001 & T29CF002
SEAS 3-Way Classic mkII – SEAS Drivers – 3-Way construction: This mkII features a phase baffle allowing a smoother crossover and a better sound speaker with enhanced driver compatibility. The CA22RNY bass player substitution for CA22RNX makes driving more effective and faster. Drivers: CA22RNY & MCA12RC & 27TFFC
Jenzen Next – SEAS Drivers – 3-Way – Medium Efficiency Speakers: The Jenzen NEXT arrives at about double the price of the Jenzen SEAS ER pack, but what can you get for the money in addition to the beautiful looks of the Nextel coated drivers and the silver phase plugs? In the ears, a more natural sound with less noise and subjectively lower distortions can be accomplished when these excellent drivers will use a little more power before specifics are simplified. Drivers: W26FX002 & W18NX001 & T25CF001 or T29CF002
Jenzen SEAS CA – SEAS Drivers – 3-Way – Medium Efficiency Speakers: A modest price driver comes with the first speaker in the Jenzen series, but it provides a vital sound level. Scale counts and the use of drivers with a good membrane region does not require much movement. This is especially important for the midrange and releases it from the tiresome job of pumping bass, things are beginning to improve. Drivers: CA26RFX & CA18RNX & T25C003 or T25CF001
Jenzen SEAS ER – SEAS Drivers – 3-Way – Medium Efficiency Speakers: Drivers: CA26RFX & ER18RNX & T25C003 or T25CF001
Poor Man’s Strad – SEAS Drivers – 3-Way construction: They really are sort of bringing in their own space. There’s practically no edge diffraction due to the big baffle and the way these speakers reproduce music in space is remarkable. You can also play strings, woodwinds, and rock’n roll in a few speakers of this scale and with a frequency of 91 dB/2.8V, and they perform better with small amps. Drivers: CA22RNX & MCA15RCY & 27TFFC
Poor Man’s Strad – Excel – SEAS Drivers – 3-Way construction: The relatively small W15 intermediary (75 cm^2 membrane area) has all the requisite acoustic supports from the large baffle and strong integration with the W22 bass is achieved from a crossover point of about 350 Hz. Drivers: W22EX001 & W15CY001 & T27TFFC
Next 4 – SEAS Drivers – 4-Way construction: Drivers: W26FX002 & W22NY001 & W18NX001 & T29CF002
The Loudspeaker I & the Loudspeaker II
The Loudspeaker I – Powerful pro audio style 4-Way construction – Tweeters: Several options – Horn: 18 Sound XT1086 – Compression driver: 18 Sound NSD1095N – Mid range driver: 18 Sound 10NMBA520 – Bass drivers: BMS 18N862: It offers deep 18′′ bass articulate driver middle, super translucent and active 10′′ middle motor, treble range as direct and smooth as state-of-the-art compressive drivers should be.
The Loudspeaker II – Powerful pro audio style 4-Way construction – Tweeters: Several options – Horn: 18 Sound XT1086 – Compression driver: 18 Sound NSD1095N – Mid-range driver: 18 Sound 10NMBA520 – Bass drivers: BMS 18N862: It offers deep 18′′ bass articulate driver middle, super translucent and active 10′′ middle motor, treble range as direct and smooth as state-of-the-art compressive drivers should be.
A DIY package is a safer approach since most calculation and research about a speaker is finished. For me, a DIY speaker is a brilliant project and you can learn a lot about speaker construction by getting the right research equipment. So, you should take a look at these amazing DIY Speaker Kits and purchase one for your own satisfaction.