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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-30-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Clarence
After trying to figure out exactly how large the...

After trying to figure out exactly how large the circle should be in the baffle, I finally figured out that it doesn't matter. Since the subwoofer sits completely within the chamber (and not through...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-29-2015, 02:50 PM
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Views: 200,845
Posted By Clarence
I've ordered the inserts, screws, and tap from...

I've ordered the inserts, screws, and tap from Amazon. They'll arrive while we're out of town next week.

I've cut the baffle circle, cut the access panel out of one side, and indexed the second...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-29-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Clarence
OK thanks. I ordered this one...

OK thanks. I ordered this one (http://www.amazon.com/Drillco-Carbon-Threading-Uncoated-Chamfer/dp/B00GPD9FEI), only $3.28 - gotta love Amazon Prime free shipping.

I don't mind buying the right...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-29-2015, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Clarence
[FONT=Calibri] I bought those inserts. And...

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I bought those inserts. And I bought these 1-1/4" 10-32 screws (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DS8E5W).

Can I just use one of the screws (maybe sprayed with WD40) to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-29-2015, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Clarence
Excellent. Can't beat that price, especially...

Excellent. Can't beat that price, especially with free Prime shipping.

Thanks Mike.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-29-2015, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Clarence
This is probably a silly question, but I'm trying...

This is probably a silly question, but I'm trying to determine the radius of the baffle cutout for my JBL GTO15D. The diameter from the center of 2 opposing mounting holes is 14-5/8". The diameter...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-28-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Clarence
http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-5042-Duplex-Receptac...

http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-5042-Duplex-Receptacle-4-Inch/dp/B000HEHCAU
http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-1228-Receptacle-Residential-Grounding/dp/B00002NAQ3
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-28-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By Clarence
Yeah, I'm going to include the access panel. My...

Yeah, I'm going to include the access panel. My first build is not the time to start tweaking and straying from a proven design.

I just found my router bits. We moved into a new house last year...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-28-2015, 01:27 PM
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Views: 418
Posted By Clarence
32 degrees in the garage today. Measured...

32 degrees in the garage today.

Measured and marked the panel placement guides:
http://loco-photo.com/images/F20-006-outlined.jpg

And I unboxed one of the JBLs:...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-28-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By Clarence
I've got a gallon of Duratex on the way from PE. ...

I've got a gallon of Duratex on the way from PE. Everything's behind an AT screen, so I don't need them to be beautiful, just black. But the OCD in me wants them to look good.

My main concern...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By Clarence
Found your maximus access panel: ...

Found your maximus access panel:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1485120-submaximus-large-front-loaded-horn-uxl18-stereo-integrity-ht-18-a-10.html#post24625403

Love that...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-28-2015, 08:04 AM
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Views: 26,452
Posted By Clarence
OK. I've been reading a dozen or so posts and it...

OK. I've been reading a dozen or so posts and it looks like a couple of people (e.g., gorilla) are years ahead of me with the same approach... instead of complete flat packs, the side panels are...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-28-2015, 07:43 AM
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Views: 26,452
Posted By Clarence
Laurel MD

Laurel MD
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-27-2015, 10:51 PM
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Views: 418
Posted By Clarence
Yeah, one will probably be enough. I'm having a...

Yeah, one will probably be enough. I'm having a hard time imagining how much oomph one of these subs will give. If one is enough, then I won't need a second one. And if one isn't enough, then I'm...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-27-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,129
Posted By Clarence
This is the first external sub amp that I've...

This is the first external sub amp that I've owned. I'll RTFM and search AVS... most of this info is there, I just need to learn what to learn.

It took me an hour just to figure out what I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-27-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,129
Posted By Clarence
I started a build thread: ...

I started a build thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1949777-clarence-s-f-20-build.html
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-27-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By Clarence
Post Clarence's F-20 Build

This is a spin-off from the Most BASS for the $$$ (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1525176-most-bass-what-design-contest-anyone-8.html#post32988297) thread.

Since finishing my...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-27-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,129
Posted By Clarence
OK, I'm going to start with the F-20. Because I...

OK, I'm going to start with the F-20. Because I already had one and half sheets of 3/4" ply. I did a cut plan and everything fit nicely with the pieces I had, just needed one more sheet. THTLP...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-27-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Clarence
A layer of anything placed on the floor under the...

A layer of anything placed on the floor under the speakers will help very little, if at all.

Bass is very hard to contain. It would require a significant rebuilding of your room with isolation...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-26-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Clarence
Spaceman provided the answer, but for more info,...

Spaceman provided the answer, but for more info, type in "Knauf Sonic XP" in the AVS Search box up in the right-hand corner of every page. Lots of good threads on this stuff (and just about...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-25-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 26,452
Posted By Clarence
Very interesting. I did some googling and found...

Very interesting. I did some googling and found a CNC shop near me. They even list speaker cabinets in a list of products that they cut. Plywood and MDF (and dozens of other materials)... provide...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-25-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,129
Posted By Clarence
Yeah, I suspect either one would be more than...

Yeah, I suspect either one would be more than enough. Worst case I build one of each, if I like one better, then give the runner up to my best friend in exchange for a couple of new sheets of ply...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-25-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,129
Posted By Clarence
:D I might build one of each (THTLP...

:D



I might build one of each (THTLP + F20) just for the experience. Doesn't matter to me if they match... they'll be behind an AT screen.


Free shipping, no tax, and they accept paypal...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-25-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,129
Posted By Clarence
One of the main reasons I chose the THTLP is...

One of the main reasons I chose the THTLP is because I only have 24" depth behind my AT screen. No real limit on width or height, though.

What other DIY enclosures would be "Most BASS for the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-25-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,129
Posted By Clarence
JBL has removed the product page, but the Sonic...

JBL has removed the product page, but the Sonic site lists the specs:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/viewitem.php?id=13863&show_tab=1...
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