Right, so I'm one of those people that is obsessed with music. I love it to death, but I hate listening to Dark Side of the Moon on FLAC through $30 computer speakers. I'm a traditional guy, I prefer vinyl to Mp3, tube to solid state, and simple, musical speakers to 7.1 systems with acousti-ass processing to deliver the most dynamic sound that will blast your nuts off. So I'm looking around for stuff online. Active monitors seemed ok, but they are just so damn expensive! $500 may not seem much for a nice pair of speakers (say, KRKs). But I just don't have that money, too young to work. Parents provide me with enough already. Then I decided, "why do I need super accurate monitors anyway?" I mean, I'm not mixing or mastering, I don't need perfect audio in a room full of baffles and bass traps. Heck, I'm going the opposite way, sacrificing bleak accuracy for warmth, richness and feel. No need to examine the fret buzz from Jimi Hendrix's solo, or Keith Moon missing a note amirite? But those are also to expensive, some Pioneers were like $150 each, not bad, but too much for a kid. Then there were the ultimate speakers, looking like Da Vinci designed them and costing more than my house. No need for that. Today I went to the flea market, speakers everywhere, woofers, car tweeters, those large, wooden 3 way speakers that came with record players back in the 70's. All of them pretty darn cheap. Later I read about how the majority of the speakers on the market are poor quality because they emphasize form over function, use plastic and particle board housing, and overall are built not based on sound, but for the "wow" factor. Like Bose, who needs all that 3D sound processing stuff when you can have a nice, natural book shelf speaker? Anyways, I want to build my own speakers, two way, a silk/soft dome tweeter, and a 6-8 in. woofer. Prolly with a kevlar cone, looks nicer, and I think it will sound nicer too (compared to a paper cone). My friend will help cut the enclosure, a simple box made out of wood, most likely maple, cherry, or ash. Then I'll stain it. There is a thrift store near my house that sells used speakers, that might just work. Thoughts? Suggestions? Advice? General speaker knowledge? Thanks.