Originally Posted by iliveinyourhead
This is 100% AMAZING and i want one! Great work and thanks for taking the time on this!
How do those glass supports work? if you bump the top too hard will it shift?
How would this work for mostly 2Chan music listening?
I have about 400 other questions but i'll start with two
whats up buddy, and thx you the compliment. A year ago, I had no DIY experience, so it made my day to hear that you thought something I made was AMAZING
So lets get your questions answered, and no big deal if you have plenty more....spending time on AVS is something I enjoy....
The glass supports are called standoffs. They make them in chrome, aluminum, plastic, etc. I think, somewhere in the thread I posted a link to where i got mine. Scroll through and see. If you dont spot the link, let me know and I can find out, if you'd like to build something similar. Be aware that the first set I bought on amazon, looked terrible...all scratched up with a uneven finish. The next place though I got them from was great and they came out beautiful. They are close to mirror polished, made from aluminum, and I think I paid about 40 bucks for 4 of them.
Here's how they work....the tops screw off and expose a stud. you then set the glass ( or whatever material your using ) on top of the studs. Your material needs to have holes drilled into it in the correct spot....so measure carefully: ) The stud then rise up through the whole in the glass, and then you screw the female cap onto the stud. This locks the glass in place and prevents it from moving at all.
here's a video i found on youtube that should help you out:
You also asked about 2 channel listening and if this would work. From a functional standpoint, sure this will work. Really it's just a ported subwoofer, dressed up a bit, and covered in a piece of nice glass. From a sound perspective, it depends.....
If you thinking about a coffee table sub design like this, I would first make sure that a subwoofer will work alright in the middle of your room, or where ever you'd like to have your coffee table sub placed (especially if this is going to be your only sub ). If I was you, Id take my existing sub and put it in your proposed location, and see if your happy with the sound ( no severe nulls ). If you are happy, then a coffee table sub in the same spot should sound fine too. If you hear a peak with the sub there, those can usually be eq'd out.
I will also tell you this....if you build something similar be prepared for attention/questions/compliments from your guest. People trip out on the coffee table sub and always want to see it working ( even non av types ). I'll usually have them sit on the couch, and then fire up some good Dubstep to get some nice cone excursion going on. The next thing everyone does is put their hand on top of the glass to feel it, and everyone is always surprised with how little vibration they feel ( thick/heavy glass combined with a well built enclosure ). I also have the ports pointing towards the couch and on big bass scenes you can feel the air pressure while sitting on the couch / I think it adds to the nearfield sensation.
If you have any other questions or needs anything else, just let me know.