I’m new here and have spent far too many hours researching GR’s kits, watching reviews from Ron on New Record Day, watching Peter’s videos and reading about Jay, Mike and Killian’s cabinet services.
I WAS going to go with a pair of Zu Omen Dirty Weekend’s but have decided the DIY route will be more fun, and leave me with a pair of speakers I will enjoy more for the price.
My question is, which kit would you choose for a system in a 14’ x 18’ living room where open baffle is not an option (wife wouldn’t want speakers 3ft from the wall).
Will be used for music only, for listening sessions for myself, and a nice sounding system at low levels when we have people over for dinner etc.
I listen to just about any type of music, so no strong bias there.
I am considering the X-SLS Encore or the X-MTM at this stage, but am open to other suggestions.
I like the idea of floorstanders for the extra bass extension, but will one day add a sub kit as project #2.
I’m trying to keep the total cost of the kit plus flatpack around $1k. Whilst I have never built or finished cabinets myself before, Peter’s videos have given me the confidence that I could do that part myself with a good flatpack.
Interested in anyone’s thoughts, and appreciate this community for helping people get into the DIY Hi-Fi space.