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post #1 of 12 Old 09-28-2013, 04:21 PM - Thread Starter
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So for some time I have been looking for a pair of subs that fit my budget.
I came across 2 JL13w3v2's for $200 for the pair. I jumped on that faster than you could blink an eye:D. I call JL and told them what I was doing. They designed me a box that would work great in my house.

To start the project off I needed to hide my amps, EQ, and crossover.
I picked a closet on the side of my TV wall. I ran power in to the closet for the EQ ,and crossover. I put them on a switch too.
I also started to build the amp racks too.

I do have a question. I know the GX3 ,and RMX2450 can generate some heat while under a heavy load. should I be worried about this or do I need to plan on adding a vent with some kind of fan in there?
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If you live in an igloo and wear a parka, it will be fine, but if you plan on thumping it loud for hours and it's a small volume, it will likely need some help before it decides to burn down your house. biggrin.gif
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ok I have a idea for this. can I put an a/c vent in the closet with a vent in the wall so when the a/c come on the cool air blows in the closet and out the vent on the wall?
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This is one of the woofers I bought for $200




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that was a good read. so you want a cool air to be pulled in the front and lower areas then the have the heat vented at the top. that easy enough.
I guess my amp arrangement is perfect. I have the rmx2450 at the top. then the GX3 at the bottom I will have my EQ and crossover.
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This is what i did so far. I am going to make some mounting baffles and close in the rear of the amps. Then mount some fresh air fan under the amps to push the hot air up. I will have a vent at the top that will blow the air out of the closet into walk way where the closet sits
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I finally got back to the amp relocation project. I was looking for a router table. I found a Delta 43-505. picked it up for $50 with the stand. not to bad if you ask me.
when this is done I will start on to work on the woofer boxes
A little test fitting after I made the face plate





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I would put a piece of wood under the shelf

 

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I forgot I got my fans and picked up this Audiocontrol matrix. The out put on my Marantz sr5200 is very weak, so I think the matrix will make it so that I don't have to drive the SR so hard to get the output I want.

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I would put a piece of wood under the shelf

yeah I had plans on doing that. this was a trial fit up. to make sure every thing fit the way I want it to. lord knows I don't want to a hear crash and bang just to find a pile of carnage in the closet.
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ok I made the fan plate. this router table I got is awesome. no more jig saw non round holes for me!!!

the fans are 120mm I could not find any thing that I could screw down to cut the holes for the fans. so I took one apart and used it as a template.












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