During the last Consumer Electronics Show, I met with Usher
Audio and congratulated them on the recent success of their
high-end line of finished systems. All the audio magazines and
forums had nothing but great things to say about their designs.
After seeing them myself, I was impressed by the craftsmanship,
sound quality and value of their systems. The discussion quickly
turned to ideas on how to increase sales on raw drivers to the
DIY market. One idea was to have a famous designer create
several speaker kits using Usher drivers.
Due to the existing relationship between Usher Audio and the
world-renowned designer Dr. Joseph D'Appolito, Joe was the
obvious choice to create the Usher speaker kits. Before Parts
Express could develop a kit (custom crossover board, precut
baffle, instruction manual, etc.), a prototype of the design
needed to be built. For all our hardcore DIY customers, below
is a "preview" of the first design by Mr. D'Appolito and the steps
I went through to build the prototype. Enjoy! Stay tuned, more
designs to come!