Okay, so here goes. So for a few months now I have been considering getting into a DIY project with my first sub build. As of right now I have dual XS30's that I've been really happy with but have always wanted a little more. I always wished to myself that I had the budget to be able to buy dual JTR Captivator S2's but knew the wife would kill me if I spent that kind of money on some subs for our theatre room.
So in October I finally decided to redo the front of my room, so I ripped the carpet up, build a front stage, packed 2500lbs of sand down into the basement, filled the front stage and now have build a false wall. And will be ordering a Falcon AT screen this week. So now I've decided its time to start a sub build. I plan to start building them at the beginning of the New Year. So after having the PSA XS30's I was thinking that I would do a sealed sub build and use them along with the XS30's. So I was thinking of a couple deferent options, at first I thought I would build two sealed subs using some FTW-21 drivers, then I thought I'd build my own version of a Cap S2 build two enclosures each using two UXL-18's. And of course then I started to come up with some other ideas, building two sealed subs with SI 24's and the very last idea I had was building two tower subs, each consisting of three SI 18's
So at the point I had some my different ideas running around in my head that it was starting to spin, so after talking with steve nn I decided to send off a PM to a pretty popular forum member after reading lots of his great posts. So of you have probably heard of him LTD02?...lol aka John.
So after some back and forth with him on pretty much every idea I had running around in my head, from different drivers, sub designs and amps. (sorry for the never ending PM's John) I have finally decided on a design, driver and amps that I feel will really deliver the performance that I'm looking for.
So John has helped come up with a design, that's similar to another sub that he's helped with. So I'm going to build two enclosures with rough dimensions of 32-34" wide, 21-22" deep and 72-76" high, they will be ported subs with a slotted port on the very top of the enclosures, and each one will use two UXL-18's and a inuke 6000DSP powering it and be tuned to 15hz.
They will look something like this
This build will probably take a few months and will probably start off a little slow, but I wanted to start a thread on the build and I'm open to suggestions for a name on the build...lol
So the build ended up taking a different direction due to the fact it would of been a total pain in the A$$ to get two of those monsters down into my theater room. So I decided to go with four single driver cabinets, each one being 32"wide, 22"deep and 40"high with a ported tune of 15-16hz.
Here's a graph for one cabinet
And here's some build pics.