for this awesome design and everyone helping each other in this thread.
Finally got one VBSS complete along with AT screen and a free standing stand for it to use in my unfinished basement theater. Nothing fancy, just a plain old black box.
Quite impressed with the sound it produces but I expected a little more chest thump. I knew I would not get much in the lower frequency. The volume of basement is probably too much. Probably will build one more to use the inuke 1000 dsp to its max potential and have a little more output.
Currently 20Hz settings loaded with yamaha receiver crossed at 80 Hz and running the LFE signal at +6 from the receiver and the knob on inuke at 3/4th.
- the original specs for the cuts.
- titebond II for glue.
- PL premium for glue and seal the gaps where cutting was not precise.
- Two coats of rustoleum satin black enamel.
1 1/4" drywall screws to mount the driver. Glued pieces of 3/4" plywood at the screw positions behind the mdf baffle to give more wood for the screw to bite.
- Used 1-1/4" foam mattress topper from walmart to line the top, back, bottom and sides adjacent to speaker driver.
- Used the baffle to mount neutrik female panel mount connector to keep my option open if I ever wanted to use it as end table.
- Had to use 14 guage wire to connect the driver to the neutrik female panel mount connector. Couldnt get the belden 12 gauge speaker cable to work with the soldering iron on the connector.
- Used +1 and -1 on the neutrik female panel mount connector to keep it simple. If I ever use another amp, I can bring +1 -1 from it without having to guess.
Here are the results:
With polk CSi5 on top and RTi8s as the front channels.