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post #1 of 11 Old 12-07-2012, 01:28 PM - Thread Starter
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After a few days of reading around here I decided to jump right in with a new project.

I wanted to add some additional low end punch to my system. I opted to add a second 15" sub to compliment the Vega and to hide it under the dogs ottoman. I used a 15" Dayton DVC and Yung 500W plate amp and constructed the box of 3/4" MDF with ample bracing. This thing really shakes the house and is exactly what I was looking for.

Worst part of the project was removing what seemed like 1000's of staples holding the fabric to the frame. And to my surprize the box fit exact !




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Very nice!

No one will ever know it's even there. You did a great job.

I wonder how the dog is going to like it... smile.gif
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Now that's impressive. Very nice job indeed. Thumbs Up

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Has anyone tried these ottman subwoofers? It seem like exactly what I am looking for. http://www.wifefactorsubs.com/
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Has anyone tried these ottman subwoofers? It seem like exactly what I am looking for. http://www.wifefactorsubs.com/
Well, for starters, that's a $52 Pioneer subwoofer http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-TS-W304R.html that was designed for use in a vehicle. Secondly, he claims it has a 150w amp, but that's a 70w Dayton plate amp https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...ifier--300-784. Third, that looks like a regular "storage" foot stool that he cut a couple holes in to mount the sub and amp like this one http://www.target.com/p/threshold-si...A&gclsrc=aw.ds and is therefore probably not braced well or constructed of quality material.

So, for the $500 you'd be spending you could build it yourself for ~$160 if I had to guess. Or you could spend that $500 on a sub from SVS or HSU and place an End Table over top of it to "hide" it, or place a plant in front of it and get 10x better performance.
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Aptly named as well; with the amp mounted directly under the cushion - and seemingly no air movement possible - it probably will become a very hot seat.
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3 years later and it sounds just as good as day 1...
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Has anyone tried these ottman subwoofers? It seem like exactly what I am looking for. http://www.wifefactorsubs.com/
Rob, I made a coffee table sub that used to be my ottoman. Eventually though I found it distracting to have your feet on something that is vibrating, even just a little bit. ( the coffee table is very well braced and probably weighs about 250lbs because of the thick glass I used )

Some guys might dig the foot/bass massage, but after a while, it got annoying for me. Just a heads up, in case it helps.
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Well, for starters, that's a $52 Pioneer subwoofer

So, for the $500 you'd be spending you could build it yourself for ~$160 if I had to guess. Or you could spend that $500 on a sub from SVS or HSU and place an End Table over top of it to "hide" it, or place a plant in front of it and get 10x better performance.
Wow, I wonder if he's actually selling many of those! If it was that easy, I could quit my day job tomorrow! lol
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Wow, I wonder if he's actually selling many of those! If it was that easy, I could quit my day job tomorrow! lol
My business would be called SAFe....Spouse Acceptance Factor Electronics.
No joke. Honestly I bet he does sell at least a couple every now and then otherwise why go to the effort to put a website together. I know they are pretty easy to do now a days, but still...

People will spend money on anything if you market it right. Ignorance is bliss, and costly on the wallet!

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Wow, I wonder if he's actually selling many of those! If it was that easy, I could quit my day job tomorrow! lol
My business would be called SAFe....Spouse Acceptance Factor Electronics.

Selling mediocre parts for premium prices is a staple in the audio world. Just look at the ultra special power and signal cables out there. And their cable risers made of special RF- and vibration-absorbing myrtle wood blocks. Or Bose. Or Beats. Or Monster.


All you need is a product that almost makes enough sense to confuse the masses and a slick sales pitch.
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