I thought I would throw up a post here for my favourite speaker designer. Having owned Magnepans in the past, I knew that I wanted something that would be omnidirectional and not have that ‘monkey coffin’ box sound. After some research, I finally bought the plans and made my own Pluto 2.1 speakers. They look something like this:
I have yet to get around to it, but will in the future will be making the newer version of this speaker - the LxMini (probably with a couple of subs.)
These use a digital crossover, are very easy to build such that anyone could make them in an afternoon so long as they can put together a very basic unit from Ikea (if you don’t want to do the woodwork, you can get precept parts from Madisound) and cost … $700. Granted, one does need a power amplifier with 4 channels minimum, 6 if you want the subs (say, Emotiva BasX A4 Four-Channel Power Amplifier – Emotiva Audio Corporation or BasX A-500 Five Channel Power Amplifier – Emotiva Audio Corporation for $500
BasX A7 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier – Emotiva Audio Corporation
In short, for $1200 you can try out the last speaker (he sadly passed away in 2017) designed by one of the world’s foremost sound engineers, and whose crossovers are still found in all of those obscenely expensive speakers one sees in audio boutiques today!
Just so you know it is not just cheapskates like me praising this design: