Originally Posted by brandonnash
The sonotube option would be a good easy thing to do. Buy the driver and amp of your choice then have home depot or lowes cut some square wood for end caps. You would still need to cut out holes for the port and driver but you can do that with a jigsaw. Cut the cost down to half of the dts10. Wouldn't have the impact as the Danley but would still get good performance and very little to build.
Thats what i did but you have to watch the cuts, they can some times get them a little off. Still its a pretty easy solution IMO.
I went there with a small mini van and everything stacked up nice in the back once the 2 sheets of 4'X8' sheets were cut down into a nice DIY kit i took home and just put together.
I did need some basic tools but i already had, jigsaw, drill, caulking gun, hammer.
I used trim nails to hold everything together while the liquid nails dried but you could use screws.
I cut the speaker holes and ports with the jigsaw. I used a small 2" belt sander from a friend to round the corners but that isnt a must. I hid mine down under my screen. My 120" screen sits 12" from the back wall so i made mine 36" tallX22" wide and 10" deep. I made 2 for a pair of 12" daytons. I then used a cheap black sheet from walmart and attached it to the bottom rod on my pull down screen and it drapes down over everything.
Mine arnt tuned really low 23hz is as low as i went but thats just what i chose. I tuned one to 23 and then other to 30 i think i forgot. $300. for the speakers, $100. for wood, nails and glue/glue gun
edit: 23hz and 40hz is what i have them at now.