Originally Posted by beezar
Wow, looks fantastic, ack. I've been really considering DIY subs, and have been reading a lot and have read through your entire thread... very inspiring. You've convinced me DIY is the way to go. Sure, I have only really basic woodworking skills and minimal knowledge on electronics/amps/etc., but might as well go slow and start learning!
To do all of that under $1000 and have it sound good is awesome. Congrats! What did your box dimensions end up being, by the way?
Wow, thank you for the kind words, I am glad you found my thread inspiring
As long as you have the desire and will to learn you can definitely do it. Like you, I did not know much at all about amps, drivers, etc. There is such a great DIY community out there, as you have seen from my thread, of folks willing to help other folks.
Final dimensions of the box were:
22" tall, 18.5" wide, 21" long. With bracing, driver volume, etc I am around 3.8 cu ft internal. Depending on what driver and power you decide (and if you go sealed) you could go a little bigger or smaller off my dimensions. If you go ported it will most likely mean a much bigger box.
I highly recommend downloading Winisd Pro and reading through the how to guide from here:
Not sure if you have seen this either that Gorilla83 started:
Once you decide on your budget and how large a box you can build, it will really help you narrow things down. I would have loved quad 18" Dayton HO drivers and a couple of beefy amps but I really wanted to see what I could do for around $1K and I suspect version 2 will allow me to have a bigger budget one day... One thing about DIY, it is addictive!
Good luck, and make sure you start a thread once you get going. I will be sure to subscribe and will help as much as my limited abilities allow