Originally Posted by Geek From NJ
I would not even attempt to make something like this.
Why? Buying a peice of MDF, covering it with some carpet, and attaching a few pieces of foam to the bottom is not exactly a tough project to anyone who isn't *totally* mechanically disinclined.
I mean, if a trip to the hardware store and one or two hours of your time isn't worth saving 30 or 40 bucks, then the SubDude is a good deal, sure
You spend thousands on speakers, etc and cheap out on the Subdude.
To me, at least, there's a big difference between spending money on something like a speaker that's a little involved in terms of engineering and design and spending $50 on a piece of carpet-covered wood that can't be more than a few dollars in materials to a company that buys in bulk.
Also, my mains cost me $129 each, and the total cost of my entire system is well under a grand. So a SubDude is almost half what I spent on my mains, and more than I spent on my surrounds.
I mean come on... Your not going to make something that looks as good!
You're right... a lot of DIY'ers could probably make something that looks a lot better and is custom sized to fit their sub.