I wanted to update this thread because it's nearing completion. Here's how it all started:
And here's how they turned out, not including the top:
Finally complete with butterfly granite tops.
Performance in-room, EQ'd via a MiniDSP:
Will update again when the tops are done.
Total cost for all materials and shipping, not including labor (or food or beer) was $972.84
. The tops cost $11 for the boneyard slabs (see last page), and $140 for the fabrication of them, which is in process. So, we went a little over budget, but still pretty damned close to my target of $1000 all-in.
And here's the original first post:
I've decided to go forward with a dual opposed build incorporating 4x of the SSD-15 and I need your help!
I already have the subs in my possession
(thanks bosso, love that quasi-carbon fiber look)
and, with the help of petew, was thinking of the following specs on the cabs:
24"x18"x18" constructed from birch
Double-baffled with recessed drivers
2" standoff from the floor
Existing EP4000 for power
miniDSP for EQ and L/T (perhaps a bossobassis)
My living room where these will reside is roughly 18'x14'x7.5' with an unsealable large doorway and half-wall opening to the dining room, kitchen, and a short hallway to two bedrooms and an office. So, we're looking at > 4000 cubes.
I have been unable to model the drivers in this enclosure. Does anyone have the T/S specs and time to model them? If I were to sell my Captivator, I might sell the EP4000 with it, in which case I'd need to grab a new amp. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
We plan to build the boxes out of birch (baltic if possible), with nothing more than a single square brace with a cutout at the midpoint between drivers. The finish I'm thinking of is just duratex, or perhaps a simple matte black. I have considered a dark stain, but I think black will match better. I eventually plan to build all new LCR and surrounds, too, and it might be nice to go with a stain instead of black.
For support, we've been thinking that putting 1/4" black powder coated right angle steel along all four corners of each sub, 28" long, with countersunk screw holes for attachment, then with tapped weldments on the bottom to house adjustable feet, and simple welded plates to hold a tempered glass or granite (to match my dining room table) accent cover 2" from the top.
I've gotten a lot of inspiration from bosso and others on this design, but unfortunately round materials were not easily accessible here in ABQ. The total weight of these is expected to be around 100lbs per cab, all inclusive.
I'd really appreciate your thoughts on the box size, modeling, wattage, staining options, and steel supports/legs idea.