Originally Posted by LTD02
11 cubic feet tuned to around 17hz (e.g., martysub) works with a whole crap ton of drivers. that's not so much the problem. the primary problem is shipping. who wants to pay $150 (or more) for shipping?
No the primary problem is not shipping or how complicated the design is but how can I make money to stay in business!!
If there is a demand for a solution and you can provide that solution at at profit, you will stay in business.
There is a demand for an 18" ported subwoofer flat pack that gives similar performance to a JTR captivator which costs 1699 including driver.
Even if you could get the same cabinet from JTR for around $1000 without driver...
I would still pay $150 shipping fee for $200 flat pack.
I don't know how all of you do business but if you only $50 in your pocket then that's all you can spend!!
You will Not make money chasing after pennies if it costs you dollars!!
First I would figure out what the demand is for an 18" ported subwoofer flat pack, offer initially one design like the Marty sub and float what the price would be.
Any 18" ported subwoofer is going to be expensive to ship but I like I said before compared to paying over $1000 for an ID sub BEFORE shipping makes
A diysg flat pack a no brained to me...if there is no demand then don't bother.
From my little gathering so far from this avs forum, it seems like anyone that is interested in a DIY sub, wants an 18" subwoofer.
I think a lot of them would love a port sub to complete there amazing seos based home theater!!
I know I do..