Why pay so much for super high end?


Most speakers costing $50,000+ use Seas, Scan Speak or Accuton.

In DIY forums most speakers designed use bargain drivers and usually are only 2.0 designs not bookshelf or center speakers to complete a surround system.

I’d love to have a Scan Speak 11 speaker system for atmos with 3 way bookshelves, center and floorstanders.

Why aren’t the designs out there and why are you guys pissing away all your money.

Personally I won’t get an upgrade from my speakers unless it’s of this caliber and neither can I afford nor want to donate money to these thieves.

A 3rd party 11 speaker atmos scan Speak system would be nice but I’m not spending $250,000.

Why on earth aren’t there designs out there for this and why do you all piss away your money?

I don’t get why hi fi isn’t all DIY even honest factory direct companies mark up 300%.

Unless you pull in $1+ million a year and don’t have any time I don’t get it.

Are you guys lazy?

Someone easily could design a great crossover and cabinets for everyone and the days of paying over $3,500 for a pair of loud speakers if you got some time or know a friend who could build cabinets would be over. I know of people who could design cabinets that rival $100,000 speakers and cost less than 1% than that.  Someone with some experience could easily design a diamond, beryllium and soft dome and various versions for various tastes.

I don’t get it. Speakers are so simple.  Crossovers cabinets and drivers.

You guys just throw your money away I don’t understand it why?


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I believe it is human nature to show ones intellectual prowess.....LMHO
So is self indulgence.
Some of your observations are true. 
When you've built 1 or more pairs of speakers of any size or type give me a call and we will arrange a time to compare the sound of your DIY basement bargain designs with my variety of audiophile speakers. 

I will say however I do actually own a pair of world class DIY speakers that do sound maybe better then all my audiophile models but I must add they are an acception to everything I've learned about what most people own. The cost for parts, plans less ANY labor however was around $4500.

If all your DIY's get even close to my DIY or ANY of my other speakers that range from $1K-$22K then and only then will I say you put your money where your big mouth is my friend.
Not necessarily the  more you pay the better sound you get. Combination and compatibility question ( especially amp-speaker) is very important, I can say this from my  experience. The placement of the speakers is also important. Also, what kind of music  and recordings of what quality you hear. The difference in sound between a good and bad recording on the same setting is essentially dominating the difference in money that you may pay, say for a better transport or a better DAC. Set up your mind and taste before taking upgrade decisions. 
cdk84, I got back to you via the message system here.