How much would it cost or can i get close to build a sub as good as the JTR Captivator?
I ask this becasue I have returned the speakers i got becasue the sub I have will not do them justice.
Buying a Router and Router table and a Table saw with the other tools i have I could start buildng some speaker and subs and have some fun.
But if it will be very expensive to get somthing as good or close to the captvator I may be better off buying one out rite.
Even though i think I would enjoy woking at making some nice subs and maybe speakers.
$500 for a UXL-18 and a inuke with build in DSP, I would recommend the inuke 6000DSP for $399 because it leaves the option open to build a second sub and power both off of a single amp.
All of that for close to the price of a single passive Cap 2400.
I think I need to tun down what I want to build I be leave that a cap 2400 may be to much for me. even with 4000 cubic feet and then a large opening in the rear it may rattle / knock off the frames my wife has on the wall. Also may make the grandfather clock chime when it isn't suppose too lol.
I just am looking to make sub that wont be working to hard for that size of a room yet i also don't want a cheap sounding rumble if any.
So i may just build me a single 15 " one
Not really questioning you as I'm well aware that your knowledge is far superior to mine but could you elaborate? How would you best the cap in the 20 to 80hz range for under 500 bucks and could you do it without some massive box, like 10 to 12 cubic feet or less?
I mean you could easily spend a couple hundred dollars on the tools needed to build a large horn not to mention the hours and hours of time it would take. And then of course since the op mentioned waf it may be hard to put a box two or three times the size of a cap in room.
The whole point of the DIY Speakers and Subs section is to talk about building our gear by ourselves. You're making it sound like ALL THIS WORK has to go in to building a sub and forgetting that building it ourselves is the biggest part of it. Taking pride in building something that amazes you and your friends/family is very rewarding and should be encouraged. It also saves money and usually gives us better performance.
The SI is only going to be down 3 dBs or so above 30hz from the Cap so even if you used one it would be very close in performance for $300!
I built a folded horn by going to Home Depot and buying 2 sheets of plywood. The guy at the store cut it for me in 10 minutes and I took the pieces home and put them together the same day. The only thing I actually cut was the plate amp cutout and I used a drill and a jigsaw. I spent about $400 I guess for materials, not including the drill and jigsaw of course but you can get those second hand for peanuts. Anyway, no need for a router unless you're doing something fancy and there is nothing fancy about a folded horn!