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#50904 - 06/28/04 08:34 PM DIY Sub
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Registered: 02/01/04
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Has anyone built their own sub? I'm trying to get some feedback on which drivers and amp to use. I'm good with wood, so that not an issue.
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#50905 - 06/29/04 11:09 AM Re: DIY Sub
Capn_Pickard Offline
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Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 1056
Loc: Arlington, VA (NOVA)
I'm happy to hear you have no issues with your wood. I'm pretty good with wood too.

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#50906 - 06/29/04 11:31 AM Re: DIY Sub
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After doing some home work. I think it would be a waste of time. After buying all the parts not including my time, I could go out and buy an SVS or HSU.

My wife likes how good I am with wood

Tom
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#50907 - 06/29/04 11:31 AM Re: DIY Sub
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Registered: 05/09/03
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Loc: Brandon, Manitoba
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heh, heh....he said wood, heh heh

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#50908 - 06/29/04 11:38 AM Re: DIY Sub
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
wood?? what the hell ar.....OH.. WOOD!!!

i get it now... i am sooooo slow sometimes..

i agree with whoever said just buy an HSU or SVS. quicker, easier, and better sounds than you would probably be able to produce.

bigjohn
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#50909 - 06/29/04 01:27 PM Re: DIY Sub
mace Offline
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Registered: 04/11/04
Posts: 57
Loc: Go Sooners!
Tleigh,
I currently have an HSU VTF-2 that is great sub, but I wanted a sealed design for music only. So I bought the Titanic MK3 12" (295-404) and the 500wt. plate amp (300-404)from Parts Express.
I then built a 2.4ft^3 cab out of 1" MDF, finished it in a adhesive backed Teak veneer, high gloss laquer, and it is a beaut.
The sound is very tight and quick, the F3 point is 28Hz. and the F10 is around 20. It keeps up quite nicely with the HSU, and the amp has a built in Parametric EQ. to tame those wierd room problems. Plus you can say "I built it"
Adire Audio also has some great products.
Whatever your decision, good luck.
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#50910 - 06/29/04 02:04 PM Re: DIY Sub
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Loc: Asheville, NC
I was drooling at the Tumult subwoofer. I would try ether a sealed or Passive Radiator design. The box would be 2 to three cubic feet. I would also look at an external amp such as qsc rmx1450. Just a thought

Tom
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#50911 - 06/29/04 11:57 PM Re: DIY Sub
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1660
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I've been building speakers (mostly subs) for over 10 years now... I'm about to embark on my latest adventure for my new HT. I wouldn't mind something from SVS but I don't have 500+ bucks right now so I'm going to take the drivers I currently have and build something cool.

For me half the benifit is the designing and building, makes hearing it even more benifical since I know I created it.

If its your first time I'd simply recommend just picking out some cheap woofers, nothing fancy. Just try to build something for ~50-100 bucks and see if you enjoy it and can get a sound out of it that you like. Then down the road for a serious sub you could buy quality drivers or just get something from a company like SVS etc.

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