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I am looking for a subwoofer kit to purchase.

I am looking for:
  • Home theater mainly, some music
  • A sub large enough for a 23x20 room with hardwood flooring
  • Detailed cabinet specifications and step-by step instructions on sub assembly
  • Driver well matched to cabinet - I would like to avoid having to measure frequency responses

My main reason for the build is to give myself more options for the finish. If I could wrap an SVS-PB1000 in some quartersawn oak, I'd call it a day. I have access to all the tools for making the cabinet.

Many thanks for the help.
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no replies? that's no fun.

that's a pretty big room. multiple subs would also be a good idea to help smooth response around the room.

if you haven't read it:

http://www.harman.com/EN-US/OurCompany/Innovation/Documents/White%20Papers/multsubs.pdf

are you looking to blast it, or run things at a more modest pace?

not sure how detailed of plans that you need. there are several builds around with drawings...

do you have some ideas that you are looking for with respect to form factor?

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Thanks very much for the reply. I realize I have likely offended some sensibilities since most folks here are more interested in the dynamics rather than the finish of the product.


For me, I'm just looking for a reasonably priced sub build (5-600) that I can build out of quarter-sawn oak plywood. Form factor isn't a huge concern, but I imagine a build around a 15" speaker might give me the air-movement I need for reasonable response.

I agree, multiple subs for a room this size is the best option. However, this isn't our main viewing area and we'd prefer to keep the system to 5.1
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My main reason for the build is to give myself more options for the finish. If I could wrap an SVS-PB1000 in some quartersawn oak, I'd call it a day.

Welcome to DIY.. What do you think about starting out with option like this? http://www.diysoundgroup.com/subwoofer-flatpacks-2/4-ported-sub-flat-pack.html

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Looks very promising. Do you think it would be possible to wrap the box?
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Looks very promising. Do you think it would be possible to wrap the box?

I'm sure you could but I admittedly don't know much about the subject. Many things to consider with wood expanding and contracting. I've always veneered my projects or painted. I'm pretty limited when it comes to that also. There's guys around here that build furniture and so on that really know their stuff. Duratex is another popular finish that guys are going with and it now comes in quite a few different colors.

LTD/John (first poster in this thread) came up with this and it's what I plan on in my next build as far as style. Envision your project done in this fashion as a option.

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EDIT> OH! check this out> http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519047/solid-hardwood-ultimax-subwoofer-build-bombelsub

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I contacted parts express. I am wondering if they will sell me a Titanic without the box, but with the box drawings. We'll see where that goes. Are the Titanic's pretty good? Would they compare to say an HSU VTF-15H or a Rhytmik 15"
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