Originally Posted by Avus_M3
Get better so I can see the finished product! A ton of people I know have been getting sick lately. Must be the MDF dust?! I am really curious to hear your impressions on it. If the sound quality is any where near the build quality you will have one hell of a sub on your hands!
I think it's a matter of burning the candle at both ends. Staying up late, working on the sub, slurping down the microbrews, then getting up and hitting the "coffee button"
, rushing off to work, picking the kid up from daycare, hitting the gym... later, rinse, repeat. Stress and fatigue takes a toll on the ol' immune system.
I think you're too kind... because now I have newfound respect for what goes into the subs that guys like eD and SVS crank out! At this point, I feel that the overall build quality on my project is just "OK". Not too bad for a novice, but definitely not up to professional or commerical production standards.
All that said, I appreciate the enthusiasm and support! Seriously. It helps a lot to log in to AVS and see people that are really interested in and supportive what you are doing when you are having one of those "WTF was I thinking?!" moments.
Originally Posted by Avus_M3
For me, I just can't bring myself to drop almost 2k on the E.D. or the Conquest although I am sure they rock! DiY for me. I think for my first "true" H/T sub I would build a tube for ease and cost. Think there would be any issues running dual tubes in a room or would a box with both subs mounted in be better?
I'll easily have $2K (and a LOT of work) into this project if you count the cost of the tools. So I would never fault anyone for buying a A7-900, a PB13U, or a Conquest. On the other hand, none of these products offers a 17 cubic foot enclosure (or larger) per driver and the low end extension that affords. The A7-900 comes close but the box is still pretty "small" for a pair of high excursion 18 inch drivers.
So... due to popular demand, here are some new pictures:
All four sides glued on:
Port tube all glued in: (Just say "no" to Liquid Nails. Sticky/messy stuff and very difficult to sand.)
View of the sub's front and left panels:
The Tunnel of Infrasonic Love
Here's the upper front right corner that I buggered up. Follow the top edge of the sub from the right to the left. On the right side of the picture, you see the top panel is raised slightly. On the left, it's almost flush. Well, it was supposed to be slightly raised the entire way across the front (to be consistent). Amazingly, the panel seems to sit nicely on all four side thanks to its own weight, so there's no visible "gap" to fill. Go figure.
A better way to illustrate the mistake... here is the upper front right corner viewed from the side:
The right side looks GREAT if you didn't realize it should actually should look like just the left side, pictured here:
Here's an pic of the whole enchilada with the top panel set (not glued) in place. In you've forgotten, the box is 26" high, 30" deep, and 49" wide: