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post #361 of 1130 Old 07-24-2007, 11:06 AM
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I'm finished. I can't decide what color to paint the thing, so I'll just leave it for now. I wonder if I should add some feet.




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post #362 of 1130 Old 07-24-2007, 12:56 PM
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I'm finished. I can't decide what color to paint the thing, so I'll just leave it for now. I wonder if I should add some feet.

Man, that is a nice picture of a TC-2000.
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Design: Ported
Enclosure: 250 effective liters, 20" diameter tube, tuned to 18hz
Driver: MJ-18
Amp: Bash 300
Total Cost: 300





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post #364 of 1130 Old 07-25-2007, 11:40 AM
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I will have some pics of my Sound Splinter RL-P15 up soon. Its a 260 liter ported box (not a water heater), it will be painted laquer white and with a Crest CPX900 for my amp.

Right now I finished cutting the boards, grooves, and holes. But I ran into a slight problem. I didnt have a router or feel like buying one so I just went ahead and cut the cutout circle for the driver with a jigsaw. BAD IDEA! It turned out ok, but a couple small errors in the cut made it so that one of the screw holes has barely any wood to hold on to...not too sure what I'm going to do about it but I will figure out something. Do you guys think I should make a whole new front piece or just make a wooden ring or something to go under the driver (for more support for the screw)? I will have this ring cut with a router though.

Also for the paint, I bought a few cans of clear lacquer, white lacquer, and a couple of KILLZ primer. How many cans do you guys think I will need of each? Also I had an extra Primus 150 sitting around so I decided to tape it off and put a few clear coats of lacquer on it to see what it would look like, just for kicks. Well, it didn't turn out too well. I applied one coat and it seemed to make it a little shinier, but not much of a difference. So I took a little steel wool to it, then another coat. I did this two more times. It did nothing but make the speaker look like crap. If it did anything, it dulled the surface a little and not shined it up like it should have. I don't understand why it did this. Anyone have an idea?

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Rocko. Post your questions on the DIY section. You'll get help there.

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Here is my 4 ft 19hz SD-12 with zebrawood veneer and Rythmik A370SE:


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I will have some pics of my Sound Splinter RL-P15 up soon. Its a 260 liter ported box (not a water heater), it will be painted laquer white and with a Crest CPX900 for my amp.

Right now I finished cutting the boards, grooves, and holes. But I ran into a slight problem. I didnt have a router or feel like buying one so I just went ahead and cut the cutout circle for the driver with a jigsaw. BAD IDEA! It turned out ok, but a couple small errors in the cut made it so that one of the screw holes has barely any wood to hold on to...not too sure what I'm going to do about it but I will figure out something. Do you guys think I should make a whole new front piece or just make a wooden ring or something to go under the driver (for more support for the screw)? I will have this ring cut with a router though.

Also for the paint, I bought a few cans of clear lacquer, white lacquer, and a couple of KILLZ primer. How many cans do you guys think I will need of each? Also I had an extra Primus 150 sitting around so I decided to tape it off and put a few clear coats of lacquer on it to see what it would look like, just for kicks. Well, it didn't turn out too well. I applied one coat and it seemed to make it a little shinier, but not much of a difference. So I took a little steel wool to it, then another coat. I did this two more times. It did nothing but make the speaker look like crap. If it did anything, it dulled the surface a little and not shined it up like it should have. I don't understand why it did this. Anyone have an idea?

Thanks.

With some previous experience, I found sanding down the MDF with some 100 grit sand paper and then up to 300 and 600 after it smoothed down would leave the wood very smooth. Then a couple coats of primer and some lacquer should do it, if I recall correctly.

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I recently finished this 15 inch Subwoofer using the RS driver from PE,It's powered by a 500 W Bash amp.

I decided to put some casters on this beast to make it easier to move around.

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post #369 of 1130 Old 08-18-2007, 02:56 PM
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Just finished my diy sonosub. 24" x 50" tall css sdx-15 tuned to 14.5 powered by a crown ce 2000. cost about $400

My sono build

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I like the stainless finish on your downfiring spidey sub next to your sono. Also, is that you next to your popcorn machine. JK
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I like the stainless finish on your downfiring spidey sub next to your sono. Also, is that you next to your popcorn machine. JK

I was incognito, You know blending in with my surroundings. Oh I had to turn the spidey sub into a fridge(the sono made it feal inferior).

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post #372 of 1130 Old 08-22-2007, 07:03 AM
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Here is my Titanic build
15" Titanic MKIII
500 watt bash amp
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tuned to 20 hz
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Shinobiwan......Very very nice. That's what I call craftsmanship. Bravo!
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post #374 of 1130 Old 08-29-2007, 03:28 PM
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That is seriously nice craftsmanship...now tell us about the sound quality despite showing that the others on this Forum are mere mortals!!!
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OMG! was my response. Finally finished. Just looking at that sent chills down my spine. They are beautiful indeed. To be honest I really have not been able to think about the sound quality of these. I could just look at them. Magnificent indeed Shino, ya made my day!
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post #376 of 1130 Old 08-30-2007, 10:48 AM
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absolutly amazing! great work

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Incredible, is like looking at pieces of art, congratulations
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More like art gallery quality. Most excellent work.
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Ya, some of the best work I have ever seen!

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Well this is not as beautiful as Shinos but it was my latest project that was just completed. I got 20 Hz at 89 db with the EHQS 12 now I have clocked 20 Hz at 108 db with the 13 KV.2 so here is what my sub and a center channel s in the works.

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And a pic of it in position:

Int he left hand corner:

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Dayton RS TMWW L&R w/ Dennis Murphy XO's There are parts for a TMWW center, and I nabbed one of those XJ-15's off DIYCable before they went. But those have to wait to see Mr Router till some house projects get done 80)







link below to an album with the build, sorry the shots aren't so clear.
Many thanks to Shinobi(WOW)wan. I used his post on the black finish, and never saw the product till now. Makes it hard to post mine. I planned to re-visit this finish when the center, and now sub, are built ,anyway
Also Elfranche, whose site actually got me to go ahead with the translam. I know I'm crazy, but HE probably went broke on sanding belts.
I love this thread and the site and will post on the others when they get to a good stage. I plan a center similar to the SonusFaber center with a rack/stand.

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D'oh, forgot the link:

Dayton RS's:

http://picasaweb.google.com/coinhere/Speaker_Build


Ok, the original post with inline pics hasn't made it through, yet, so just enjoy the album
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Dayton RS's:

http://picasaweb.google.com/coinhere/Speaker_Build


Ok, the original post with inline pics hasn't made it through, yet, so just enjoy the album

Nice work there!

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what kind of woofer is that? is it your own design? where did you get the woofer
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Finished these about a month ago and thought it was time to put these in the DIY showcase.

Build Thread : http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=845994

Design: EBS/LLT vented tuned to 11hz
Enclosure: ~25cu ft each 24"wide, 45" tall", 50.5" deep
Driver(s): Sound Splinter RLp-18d4 (one per cab)
Amp: Behringer EP2500 (bridged mode)
EQ: Behringer BFD 1124p
Total cost: $750 for drivers, $350 for amp, $1-200 for everything else
About $1200-1300 total (inlcuding shipping)









Now, they arent stacked on the side anymore. The FR @ the listening position wasnt so good compared to how I have them now. They are now turning 90 degress each firing into the two front corners. Much better FR now. Ill post the oldest FR (stacked) and the newest FR (corners) so you get an idea of how much it changed.

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These will continue to be updated as the weeks continue. Ill have to remember to drop by this thread for an update or two. There are plenty of listening impressions on my build thread. If you would like to skip to when I actually finish them, its on page 6. Everything after that is plenty of impression from me.

Simply put, they are bad-ass!


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My Dual 18" LLT subs 120dB down to 10hz

 

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Scott, another Scott here. My only reccomendation on your cabinets would be to paint the inside of your ports as they really stand out in those images. Of course, you can't see a whole lot of detail on the cabinets because they are all black and your walls and surrounding areas are light colors so the camera is freaking out.

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Here's the new setup in my apartment. The center channel is my roommates (CJD's CC design if I remember correctly). The mains are Mark K's RS225/RS28A, the sub is an IXL-18.4, and the flexi rack and stands were made by your's truly.

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I really like how that looks. Great workmanship there man!
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Scott, another Scott here. My only reccomendation on your cabinets would be to paint the inside of your ports as they really stand out in those images. Of course, you can't see a whole lot of detail on the cabinets because they are all black and your walls and surrounding areas are light colors so the camera is freaking out.

Ah. It was just the flash making them look bright like that. When the lights are out you cant see any of the speakers so its no deal. Even moreso now because they arent stacked anymore. They are facing into each front corner so all you can see is the top and the big wide sides. Youre right about the contrast from wall to sub, though. The camera is not handling the dynamic range too well. I got my lens dirty from the build so thats what all that dust is all over on the flashed pics. Need to get the lens cleaned. The smooth, flat black matched the anodized cones real well.

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Scott, I just saw that you are from Clovis, that's not all that far from me. About 120 miles. Do you know fellow AVS'er "Mr.Poindexter"? He is also from Clovis.

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