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First build help

Hey guys, figured I would start another thread to get a parts list.
I ordered 2 HT-18 V2s and will build marty cubes. I am still debating to get a 3k or 6k DSP amp but while i go back and forth, I wanted to get the boxes built and wired up HOPEFULLY this weekend.

So with that being said, what else do I need? Sorry for the ignorance, but I am a complete newb when it comes to wiring. I can build the box no problem.

Sub 1 will be less than 25 feet away from the amp and sub 2 will be about 15 or less (these are generous numbers, giving about 5 feet of slack)

Also, what do people prefer to build their boxes out of? I've heard mixed reviews about HD or lowes 3/4" MDF.

I have a Denon x1300 and I already bought the SI HT-18 V2, should be delivered on Friday.

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Did you buy wire and speakon connectors? You need 4 male and 2 female speakon, assuming you want speakons at the boxes.

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Did you buy wire and speakon connectors? You need 4 male and 2 female speakon, assuming you want speakons at the boxes.

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I havent bought anything but the subs.
Im not sure whether or not i need 2 pole or 4 pole.
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I havent bought anything but the subs.
3/4 mdf is fine, but heavy if moving/cutting solo.
You need the drivers, screws to mount them, MDF, glue, clamps, wire, 2 female speakon connectors, 4 male speakon connectors, 1 RCA to XLR cable.

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I like plywood for subs. Might as well use 4 pole the price is almost the same. You can check that the speakon is airtight in the specs on neutrik site. PE has a metal plate that has two spots for speakon, and you can pass through to the second jack if that makes sense. I like the plate because it angles the jack so the cab can get tight to the wall.

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Before I order, figured I would check with you guys and make sure I have the right stuff

I have a denon x1300 with 2 sub outs, do I want 1 or 2 xlr to RCA cables?


1X Behringer NU3000DSP iNUKE 3000W Lightweight Power Amplifier with DSP (still not sure for the 3k or 6k, I will not be adding anything else to this system)

1X Carol 14 AWG 2C SJOOW Power Cable 50 ft.

4X Neutrik NL4FX Speakon SPX Series 4-Pole Cable Connector

2X Neutrik NL4MP-UC Speakon Connector 4 Pole Panel Mount

(2 pole connectors would save me 8-10 bucks, if I dont need them that is)

1/4" (16-14) Fully Insulated Female Disconnect 10 Pcs.

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