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We needed an end table that would span the distance of the two we're currently using end to end (approximately 48"). I had to build one with a cubby type space for the wife to store things. I also had to build it so you couldn't tell it was a subwoofer (her qualifications). Given the last two I built for the theater, I was willing to adhere to her guidelines.

this is an odd driver i picked up from eD. It doesnt get as low as I wanted, so I built the cabinet with the ability to add a 15" ixl down the line, and get some more out of the oaudio amp, by just upping the gain and changing the HPF crossover point.

That said-- I started last week and meant to post my progress but got busy--so, I'll post my progress up to today:



















This is where I am as of tonight....

got the stain on and the poly about done:




Granite should be done tomorrow or friday--went with an ubatuba/dark green/blackish color...
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That is simple stunning! Nice work.
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Great work! Is the shelf for blurays?

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Wow, the granite on top of your sub is nicer than the top in my kitchen, top notch build for sure. Looks sweet as he$&.

My first DIY project. A dual, dual opposed setup

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Great work! Is the shelf for blurays?

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No it's a cubby-hole for my wife's crap--it was one of the conditions I had to meet in order to build it (storage for crap).
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Where's the pics of the driver? I've only seen one aluminum cone driver from eD and it was sourced from TC Sounds. It was the AV.2 prototype that ended up being similar to the Axis/TC 3000.
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Very nice work.. are those two shades of stain, or is the camera playing tricks on me?

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Where's the pics of the driver? I've only seen one aluminum cone driver from eD and it was sourced from TC Sounds. It was the AV.2 prototype that ended up being similar to the Axis/TC 3000.



That's the driver as installed--I don't think I have a pic of it outside... They had told me its the same driver they use in there 450 or something?

@rlj5242 - its lighter on the paneling and darker on the 'trim'
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Very nice! I'm kinda jealous of all the amazing builds here.
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Looks a lot like the Dayton Ref series cones.

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Great job, looks terrific!

I just hope you find the correct placement. Coffee tables are tough because the middle of the room is typically the worst place for a sub.

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Thanks, It's actually an end table--just 2x longer than your standard size. We needed something to space from the end of the couch to the recliner--and that turned out to be about 2 end tables wide (48")
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Looks nice. High WAF. Should be a winner.

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That sure is a thing of beauty.

It's posts like these that make me embarrassed to have posted my build.
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Nice!
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Thanks, It's actually an end table--just 2x longer than your standard size. We needed something to space from the end of the couch to the recliner--and that turned out to be about 2 end tables wide (48")

Perfect then!
You should be able to rock the house!

Congrats on a great build! Very cool!

I built end tables myself a while back. I still love them!

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Wow, beautiful work! Functional too... crap storage is always a big plus in my house

Did you veneer the inner left/right sides of the cubby slot? I can't tell from the pics. I would love to hear how you handled it.

Hope you share a pic when it's in-room.

I was tempted to bottom mount my plate amp on my recent project but was a little worried about heat build up. I didn't do much research on the topic. Did you happen to ask around about that at all?
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Someone else asked about heat with the plate amp being mounted as such. There's plenty of air moving around inside the cabin, and since the air is being forced down underneath the sub, it's bound to cool off the heat sink (those were my rationalizations anyway).

Just had a friend help me move the table in at lunch--we also put the granite top on as well and I snapped a picture. I'll post that up shortly. I need to put some felt feet on on the legs, so I can push it around a bit. It's a heaver f'er.
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Ya, I wouldn't worry about overheating the amp. You would have to be pounding it pretty hard for extended periods and even then like you said there is enough air moving around and heat also transfers away to the wood.

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You can kindof see the two end tables back and to the left--that will be it's final resting place. The top was nice because it matched the rug perfectly (so im told)--it generally looks darker but the sun was hitting it directly.
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Ya, I wouldn't worry about overheating the amp. You would have to be pounding it pretty hard for extended periods and even then like you said there is enough air moving around and heat also transfers away to the wood.

That and this is the third sub in the room--and its super-near-field, so I doubt it will have to work very hard. There's a velodyne dd12 in the front of the room, and a velodyne spl1200 in the corner behind the couch. --and if you want to count the 'subs' in teh deftech 8060's--there's a few more lol.
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That and this is the third sub in the room--and its super-near-field, so I doubt it will have to work very hard. There's a velodyne dd12 in the front of the room, and a velodyne spl1200 in the corner behind the couch. --and if you want to count the 'subs' in teh deftech 8060's--there's a few more lol.

Sweet!

It's never enough!!

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Sweet!

It's never enough!!

Aint that the truth? I finished this build a couple months ago:

http://notbusy.com/18build.php - 2 ixl 18's, in addition to the hsu vtf15's. my plan is to build the screen forward and hide the cabinets/LCR behind it and the screen.

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sweet! granite looks awesome. whole thing looks awesome

about the heat issue - i wasn't thinking - you've got a large ported enclosure, i was working with a small sealed one. my situation might have been an issue but probably not yours.
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Aint that the truth? I finished this build a couple months ago:

Very nice as well! Great setup!

I just wish this hobby wasn't so damn expensive!
I guess nobody rides for free!

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Looks good, how much time/money into it?
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It would have been cheap, until I bought the granite.

> MDF (had some, bought another sheet) 25$
> Oak ply 25$
> Oak veneer (plenty leftover) 25$
> sub: 190$
> amp: 200$
> had the stain/poly -we'll call it 5$ worth
> granite finished 4 sides: 320$

Time: couple weekends, few nights a week for a couple hours. Not too bad.

Goes fast when you cut your boards slightly long then just trim the up with the router. Plus its square--so nothing terribly complicated. I'd say the most time was researching where the hell to buy the granite from, figuring out that every place in Orlando thinks their remnants should cost as much as their slabs sq/ft.
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Stentorians for LCR?

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