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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-29-2014, 04:05 PM
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Views: 821
Posted By eljaycanuck
Except for a couple of spots that needed filling,...

Except for a couple of spots that needed filling, the seams - where they were visible - were fine, so I didn't fill them. I got the impression that DuraTex could easily handle them, especially if I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-29-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 821
Posted By eljaycanuck
That's correct. I did one coat of primer + two...

That's correct. I did one coat of primer + two coats of DuraTex over all surfaces, and a third coat of DuraTex over the tops and fronts, and seams are still visible.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-28-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By eljaycanuck
+1 to the SVS SB13-Ultra. Another option is...

+1 to the SVS SB13-Ultra.

Another option is the Rythmik F15HP / E15HP.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
Later this week, I'll post some pics of the new...

Later this week, I'll post some pics of the new cabinets in-room next to my current subs.

-- Edit --
Props, by the way, to my wonderful wife for being a sounding board for me as I was doing the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-27-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
Aaaaaand that's it, the cabinets (and I) are...

Aaaaaand that's it, the cabinets (and I) are done. :) Pics here (http://www.coolcrab.com/newsubs/newsubsframe.html).

What I've learned (or think I've learned) from the experience:
1. Fill in...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-26-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
Thanks - that's good to know. Well,...

Thanks - that's good to know.


Well, somebody had to do it! ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-26-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
Dunno. I ordered on July 7 and Mark said there...

Dunno. I ordered on July 7 and Mark said there was a two-week turn-around time. I'll give it one month so, if I don't get it by Aug. 7, I'll follow-up with him then.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
Well, I won't be doing four coats, but I will be...

Well, I won't be doing four coats, but I will be sanding just the top of just one of the cabinets tomorrow a.m. and giving it another roll.

The other cabinet looks pretty good now, so I'm not...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-26-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
I'll have one more go at the tops of the cabinets...

I'll have one more go at the tops of the cabinets before the evening is out and then - for better or worse - I'm done. Pics here (http://www.coolcrab.com/newsubs/newsubsframe.html).
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-26-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
According to this...

According to this (https://woodgears.ca/joint_strength/glue.html), the Lepage glue should suit my purpose, so I'll use that since I already have some. I'll do two blocks at a time because I happen...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-26-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
Thanks FMcBP. :) I'll post some pics tomorrow...

Thanks FMcBP. :) I'll post some pics tomorrow when the cabs are finished and back in my basement. I'll put them next to the SS-18.1 cabs for comparison.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-25-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
The glue is that strong? Huh. I have an image...

The glue is that strong? Huh. I have an image in my head of the screws pushing through the MDF and just popping the blocks right off. :p

OK, so, 1" plywood blocks, glued (I recently picked up...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-25-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
Thanks. :) I have no wood-working skills at...

Thanks. :) I have no wood-working skills at all, so I haven't done anything that you couldn't also do.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-25-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,425
Posted By eljaycanuck
So as to not clutter up this thread any further...

So as to not clutter up this thread any further (sorry, OP!), I'll take my reply and follow-up question here...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-25-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
OK, I'll give it a try. What size drill bit...

OK, I'll give it a try. What size drill bit should I use to pre-drill for those screw (a bunch of which you included with the cabinets)?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-25-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,425
Posted By eljaycanuck
Not sure I want to start glueing stuff into the...

Not sure I want to start glueing stuff into the enclosures (and, anyway, I don't have any clamps), so I'll just go easy with the drill and not pre-drill. Thanks. :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-25-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,425
Posted By eljaycanuck
What if, say, you don't know what you're doing...

What if, say, you don't know what you're doing but you're using screws to secure a UXL-18 to an MDF enclosure? What's the secret to not making a mess of it? :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
My money is on your results being substantially...

My money is on your results being substantially better than mine... ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
First coat of DuraTex is on. :) Pics here...

First coat of DuraTex is on. :) Pics here (http://www.coolcrab.com/newsubs/newsubsframe.html).
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-24-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By eljaycanuck
I sent several e-mails to Mark and got timely...

I sent several e-mails to Mark and got timely replies. YMMV, of course.


At the bottom of the UXL-18 product page (http://istonline.ca/mach5_uxl_18.html):

Price - $550.00
Price includes...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-24-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By eljaycanuck
He put up a fight, but I just twisted his arm...

He put up a fight, but I just twisted his arm until he had no choice! ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-23-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By eljaycanuck
OP, I'm in your shoes (or you're in mine):...

OP, I'm in your shoes (or you're in mine): Because I don't have the required tools, skill or patience, I decided to go "AIY" (assemble it yourself) and I recently ordered a pair of sealed cabinets*...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,227
Posted By eljaycanuck
The cabinets have been sanded and primed! Pics...

The cabinets have been sanded and primed! Pics here (http://www.coolcrab.com/newsubs/newsubsframe.html)

It was actually kinda fun doing the work. :) (Of course, it helps that chaluga took care...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-17-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By eljaycanuck
+1 to ~$450.

+1 to ~$450.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,408
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Posted By eljaycanuck
My subs thump when I power my Dayton amps on/off,...

My subs thump when I power my Dayton amps on/off, so I'm not sure whether the miniDSP also affects them. Where I do notice a very mild thump from the miniDSP is when I synchronize the software (the...
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