Here is a short video that should give pause to those who have asked that question with the confident skepticism of someone who has never tried to actually make a pair themselves. This person has made his own pair of B&W 800 Diamond loudspeakers. Has he succeeded? We will never know, but it sure looks most impressive.
practice, he has restricted himself to making his own set of elaborate
cabinets, as it looks as though he has bought all the drive units from
B&W. But even so, the overwhelming impression is of the expensive
resources he has had to bring to bear to realize the project. OK, he has
done the grunt work himself, but the project has clearly taken a HUGE
amount of time and effort. Aside from some initial consternation, I
imagine that the executives at B&W are having a good chuckle over
Presumably his motivation was purely the satisfaction of
creating his own work of art. Think about it. How much money can he
possibly have saved by doing it himself? Do you think you could do it
yourself for less, without sacrificing at least some of the core design
Whatever, as I contemplate my own B&W 802 Diamonds, I am sure glad I bought mine!