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post #541 of 734 Old 07-20-2010, 11:20 AM - Thread Starter
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I think you should do it.

I'm using a Behringer EP4000 and it works great for my needs.

Patience is the key with this type of build. A fine touch helps but taking your time is what will turn out good quality work.
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Patience is the key with this type of build. A fine touch helps but taking your time is what will turn out good quality work.

That and when things aren't going according to plan, walk away for a day or 2.
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corock, How is the progress on the grill? Any pics of the "mess up" ?
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I'm also curious to how you are powering your sub. I've only seen externally powered subs in the professional arena, never before for the mainstream home theater. So this stuff is kind of new to me. How is the setup for music btw?
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ya i'm giving it serious thought. how about a behringer 2500 for an amp for that driver? is that enough bridged? i can get one of those quite cheaply
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I just read all 37 pages from start to finish. What a read, I felt like I followed the build through in just a few hours.

One question, is there any stuffing in the sub?

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I listen to 50% HT and 50% 2 channel music.
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I just read through this topic here at work, and this is probably the best subwoofer build I've seen

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corock, How is the progress on the grill? Any pics of the "mess up" ?

Progress on the face plate is slow. So many other projects and summer events going on that I only find a few hours here and there to work on it. It is coming along. no pics of the mess up.

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I'm also curious to how you are powering your sub. I've only seen externally powered subs in the professional arena, never before for the mainstream home theater. So this stuff is kind of new to me. How is the setup for music btw?

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ya i'm giving it serious thought. how about a behringer 2500 for an amp for that driver? is that enough bridged? i can get one of those quite cheaply

A bridged Behringer 2500/4000 is what most guys are using for diy subs, including myself.
It is great with music and that will be its primary role. I'm building a dedicated home theater in the basement (hopefully this winter) and that is where the SVS ultras will be. This diy sub will be in my main level system.

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I just read all 37 pages from start to finish. What a read, I felt like I followed the build through in just a few hours.

One question, is there any stuffing in the sub?

Cheers,
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I have 7 lbs of Acousti-stuf in it.
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I took a few minutes away from working on the face plate to stage a before and after pic.

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who ever cut that stone did a really nice job. you owe him one.

time to finish it up. this build is getting a little long in the tooth. ;-)

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i feel like this is one of those double image games where you have to find the differences. Let's see. (1)the wood is different. (2)There is a clock on the wall. (3) the drawer is closed on the tool chest. I'll let others finish it. There isn't much left though.....very very organized lol.

Btw....i'm still in awe with this build. I only wish I had a sliver of your patience.

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p.s. what is the yellow rainbow looking thing on the wall?
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you are hilarious mike.

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i feel like this is one of those double image games where you have to find the differences. Let's see. (1)the wood is different. (2)There is a clock on the wall. (3) the drawer is closed on the tool chest. I'll let others finish it. There isn't much left though.....very very organized lol.

Btw....i'm still in awe with this build. I only wish I had a sliver of your patience.

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p.s. what is the yellow rainbow looking thing on the wall?

OH OH!! The yellow extension chord is wound a little tighter, and there is a blue air hose on the floor (it looks like an air hose...)
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Also the miter saw is missing.

I love this project,firstly because it's awesome and secondly the builder considered some of my recommendations....

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p.s. what is the yellow rainbow looking thing on the wall?

I think it's a net for practicing your short game.

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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.....very very organized lol.

Btw....i'm still in awe with this build. I only wish I had a sliver of your patience.

Yes his patience and his works space are both incredible !!

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You guys missed that I set my Pepsi down is a slightly different spot.

Mike, your input was greatly appreciated and implemented throughout the build.

The yellow semi circle is a golf driving net. I can use my irons in the garage during the winter, if I want to practice my woods though I gots to go outside.
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The yellow semi circle is a golf driving net. I can use my irons in the garage during the winter, if I want to practice my woods though I gots to go outside.

Come on down to Florida and I will take you to some nice courses, Just played CopperHead @ Innisbrook and Black Diamond this past weekend.

If you are into competitive golf (Have a handicap) we have a great trip to the Bahamas yearly in January, (36 guys, 3 days of golf and just a little drinking)

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I appreciate the offer. I don't get out enough to bother keeping a handicap (too many hobbies, like many of the guys in here), but I usually shoot around 90. I haven't golfed Florida and would love too. I can't imagine what my wife would say if I told her I was going to Bahamas to golf with 36 guys I've never met. That would be funny, in a scary way. Me and some buddies golfed all the courses around Whistler, B.C. last summer, highly recommend it.
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I use to golf out there when I lived in Canada and travelled to Calgary for business. Simply amazing and beautiful.

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I'm in Regina, and while we have some great valley courses in Saskatchewan, mountain courses are the exact opposite.
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When can we see the debut of the faceplate?
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I've got most of the shaping done to it, now its just doing some finishing work to get it prepped for the final finish which I have to send it away for. Progress is slow, between the heat and other projects I can't dedicate as much time to this as I was able to in the winter and spring. However, there is still progress. I'm going to make a bold prediction and say it will be some time in August ;-)
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Gorgeous work ! I have to congratulate you...again, this is quality work and I can see many hours went into the cabinet.

A work of art you can display proudly.And impress anyone who knows a great sub when he/she hears one.

The Maelstrom-X 18 and 21" drivers are formidable units. Anyone looking for a great value and BIG performance will be pleased with these.

Ask yourself mortal , do you have as much displacement as me ? The answer is no unless you have a Windmere fan sub.
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corock - WOW! Excellent job on the sub! Any chance you'd be willing to give a demo to a fellow AVSer from Regina? I'm looking at building a DIY Maelstrom sub (with an 18" instead of the 21") and would love to hear yours...

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Yeah Mike I would have no problem giving a demo to a fellow AVSer. It won't be operational until the face plate is ready to ship for finishing. I think I'll be able to get lots done this week, so I'll probably have it back together and in the house later mid month or so.
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Sounds good! Let me know when you're ready!

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Corock,

I don't know if you've already posted this before but how many sheets of wood did this enclosure take? 8?
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6. By keeping the enclosure 23-7/8" wide I was able to get 6 pieces out of each 4x8 sheet.
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6. By keeping the enclosure 23-7/8" wide I was able to get 6 pieces out of each 4x8 sheet.

Ahhh...I was guessing at only 4 pieces per sheet.
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