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Looks like something from the dark ages! LOL. Defo not my taste, prefer modern furniture. Bet its well made though.
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Wow, I like it! Nice quality construction.

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Now that is what I call ART......

Very Classy... !!!!





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I'm speechless Warp! That is sooooo sexy. Gives me some ideas for my next subwoofer adventure. Did I here you correctly..... replacement for the SM? Didn't you just get that beast late last year? Why the sudden change? As a fello SM owner, I will be eagerly awaiting your impressions/comparisons.


Nathan, are you build to order only, or do you keep a small inventory? I would love to stop by to see, and maybe even hear, some of your work next time I'm down your way visiting family. I could definitely see some Funky Waves in my future.
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Let's just say that I in no way want to suggest that the SM is some sort of underperformer here, it's an excellent product for those looking for very impressive clean output in a reasonable sized sealed cab, it's pretty much at the top of the heap here, but the SQ, tightness/accuracy just doesn't match that of the 18" LMS driver.

Let's also be clear that the LMS is not an efficient driver which to get the best from it requires a good deal more power, and you'll likely still get more output (surface area x excursion) from the SM.

There are always trade offs, but having the XLERATORS just in the other room, it's hard to ignore the differences when I spend such a great deal of time with both, plus the opportunity just seemed to present itself


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Sounds reasonable.

I'll be watching with interest...
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that sub looks fantastic mr. funk. just curious, after the routing of the roundovers, how was the glue cleaned from the veneer.

warp, i think you can say that you got your money's worth there! the roundover option really provides a "finished" look.

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That looks very nice!!! I contacted Nathan on getting 4 build but 7cf in size. Still kinda wafting on the idea of paying double for the cabs as I did for the drivers lol
But I started saving my pennnys and have enough for 2 already and should have enough for the other 2 in a month or two. Can't wait!!!!

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That round over top and bottom really adds to the look of the original.

Very nice!

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That last photo is from a professional cabinet shop.
The white rack in the background is used to let cabinet doors dry. It appears he either owns a cabinet shop or he subs it out. Either way they do nice work.

I do all the designs, woodworking aside from the CNC work, and finishing myself. I do have help when needed, and I have a partnership with two other businesses. One is a fully equipped machine shop, with CNC milling capabilities (located on the same premises, there are 2-4 people working here between the wood shop and machine shop), and the other is a kitchen cabinet shop with finishing and CNC routering capabilities (7-8 people there). We all do work for each other, specific to our abilities. It has been a very good arrangement and gives all of us the ability to offer our customers with a wide variety of services, as well as integrating wood and metal into cabinetry and speaker designs.

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Looks great. I love the colour of padauk, but the dust is a pain (it's an irritant). It'll darken quite a bit over time. Oxidation changes padauk quite a bit to a sort of blood red/brown colour.

Paduak is one of my favorite woods, I like how it works and the color is so nice. It can be somewhat irritating though, mostly seems to dry out the eyes.

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Nathan, are you build to order only, or do you keep a small inventory? I would love to stop by to see, and maybe even hear, some of your work next time I'm down your way visiting family. I could definitely see some Funky Waves in my future.

We mostly build to order but we do have a showroom and always have a good selection of products to demo, as well as samples of finishes etc. If you call or email when you know when you would like to come I can let you know what all we have set up at the time.

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that sub looks fantastic mr. funk. just curious, after the routing of the roundovers, how was the glue cleaned from the veneer.

warp, i think you can say that you got your money's worth there! the roundover option really provides a "finished" look.

I am careful not to get much glue on the veneer and with proper sanding what does get on can be removed, using the right grits on the specific wood as well as the type of backing pad used on the sander make all the difference, experience is important, and almost every wood requires different treatment.

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Warp: I REALLY want to visit again once you get the new cabinet. It looks absolutely amazing. I owe you a lunch anyway. So let me know.

Nathan, you do some fantastic work, and once I get my financial life back, I'll be ordering from you.

I am a Submersive HP owner as well. I can tell you that while the SM is a VERY good sub, Warp's "XLERATORS" are very different. Beyond the incredible output, they have a tightness and transparency that sounds very different from the SM. So much so, Warp has me convinced I need to pick up a pair of LMS 18's and follow in his footsteps.
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Have a few questions Warp:

Did you stuff the cabinet? (acoustisuff?)

How was driver attached? (screws, were washers needed?)
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Have a few questions Warp:

Did you stuff the cabinet? (acoustisuff?)

How was driver attached? (screws, were washers needed?)

Read my other thread, tons of info there.

Haven't gotten it yet - late next week maybe, I'll stuff it with a large pillow from target or something, factory allen head wood screws come with the driver, no washers needed - just pre-drill. Weatherstripping from ace hardware. Super glue lightly to retain rubber mounting gasket on the bottom of basket to ease mounting.


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Nathan,

Does Halfmoon Bay, BC have a harbour? Reason for asking I'm thinking of having two 18" subs built and would plan on having relatives pick them up this Summer on their way back from their yearly trip through Princess Louisa Inlet...........they would bring the pair back on their boat.

Could customs be arranged a head of time?

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You'd prob get quicker answers by contacting them directly.

http://www.funkywaves.net/contact.cfm


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Wow very nice !!

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Does Halfmoon Bay, BC have a harbour? Reason for asking I'm thinking of having two 18" subs built and would plan on having relatives pick them up this Summer on their way back from their yearly trip through Princess Louisa Inlet...........they would bring the pair back on their boat.

Could customs be arranged a head of time?

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There are a number of harbors along this section of the coast. I am sure that could be arranged quite easily; contact me through our website if you would like to discuss details.

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Very Classy... !!!!




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Wow very nice !!


Yes - my answer to the Sub 25 - I always liked the looks of, just not the price tag.... I certainly dig the idea of double the output for 1/2 the price...


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Yes - my answer to the Sub 25 - I always liked the looks of, just not the price tag.... I certainly dig the idea of double the output for 1/2 the price...

Yes thats a very good incentive !

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Yes - my answer to the Sub 25 - I always liked the looks of, just not the price tag.... I certainly dig the idea of double the output for 1/2 the price...

Although your sub looks nice, the SUB 25 has not only curved sides but a curved top as well. Close but no cigar.

You can build one of these subs for half the price of a SUB 25 including the amplifier required to drive it, and room correction as well?!? I thought the driver alone was $2K?, then another $2K for the Crest amp?
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Although your sub looks nice, the SUB 25 has not only curved sides but a curved top as well. Close but no cigar.

You can build one of these subs for half the price of a SUB 25 including the amplifier required to drive it, and room correction as well?!? I thought the driver alone was $2K?, then another $2K for the Crest amp?

HA - the curved top was/is an option, I decided against it as I put a lamp on top of there... Cigar !!!
Plus its made of baltic birch ply instead of MDF, better IMO....

The driver is $900.00 or less if you got skills http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=293-666

I already had both the SMS-1 and the Crest 8002 I got used for @ $700.00.
So YES - actually LESS then 1/2 the price even if I would have opted for the curved top...
There are plenty of ways to skin a cat, and with all the problems that people are complaining about with the Paradigm Subs lately - I'll choose this cat...

If you would have read the whole thread, you'd see where I mentioned most of this stuff...


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I think you subs the shiznit Warpdrv

We both know it will spank a Pardigm SUB25, so does that make the SUB25 a shiznot?

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I think you subs the shiznit Warpdrv

We both know it will spank a Pardigm SUB25, so does that make the SUB25 a shiznot?
LOL, I would hope an 18" driver of this spec in a bigger enclosure would spank my SUB 25 in output. Bigger is better, right?

Seriously I just might have to consider building one of these or contact Mr. Funky Waves and be done with it. I am going to break out the tape measure tonight.. lol.
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Bravo Warpdr! A very high quality build here. It seems that these builders are furniture builders first, and speaker builders second judging from the fit and finish. May you get many years of low frequency excursions out of these subs!

BTW, how heavy is it? What cubic feet of space will it go in?...
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Funky Waves, although not DIY, still gets the Bosso seal of approval.

I'll be updating my Raven thread with the Blackbird results and I'll be including a Hall of Fame of my fave DIY subs.

Here are some of the Blackbird modules, a full stack under test, a few of my favorite DIY subs and I have to include you latest, Warp.

FW is kickin' a$$ and takin' names. Outstanding sub, compact, powerful and looks as good as it performs.



Giant tip of the hat to Nathan. Keep up the excellent work.

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Bravo Warpdr! A very high quality build here. It seems that these builders are furniture builders first, and speaker builders second judging from the fit and finish. May you get many years of low frequency excursions out of these subs!

BTW, how heavy is it? What cubic feet of space will it go in?...

Bedroom is 1800^3... Not sure on weight - I'd guess 65-70# without driver, I don't have a scale here either...

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Funky Waves, although not DIY, still gets the Bosso seal of approval.

Giant tip of the hat to Nathan. Keep up the excellent work.

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Partial DIY... final assembly is on me... At this point - I have more money then time....
It was nice of Nathan to take a pic with a basket in it for the look of the final product. I'm actually surprised he hasn't updated the webpage with that pic....


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Funky Waves, although not DIY, still gets the Bosso seal of approval.

I'll be updating my Raven thread with the Blackbird results and I'll be including a Hall of Fame of my fave DIY subs.

Here are some of the Blackbird modules, a full stack under test, a few of my favorite DIY subs and I have to include you latest, Warp.

FW is kickin' a$$ and takin' names. Outstanding sub, compact, powerful and looks as good as it performs.



Giant tip of the hat to Nathan. Keep up the excellent work.

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A little update, Nathan shipped the box DHL on Tues, and it arrived on friday - couldn't believe how fast it got here from Halfmoon Bay, BC. Map link

Been way to busy with work and other activities to do anything with it, I'll either mess around with it later today or tomorrow to drop the driver in...

I snapped off some pics of my own and will post them later today...
The veneer and finish is spectacular...


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