Why doesn't somebody build some? Or some planar magnetics? I see constant reference to how wonderful these are and how wonderful the large Maggies are and how wonderful Apogee's are, but I (and I'm sure others) can't afford new or used large Maggies or used Apogee's. Surely by now, someone somewhere has built one or both kinds. Anyone here know of any successful builds?
Hank, I've seen Tympani 1-D's go for as little as $200. A pair at that price will almost certainly have to be rebuilt, but it isn't hard or expensive to do so, particularly for the woofer -- the tweeter is push-pull and uses extremely fine wire, but you might be able to use foil instead.
It's a much easier project than building them from scratch, no baffle construction, Mylar tensioning, tuning dots (or Apogee-style trapezoidal cutout), etc.