That sale for $32 was too good to pass up, so I bought two. Finished (but not finished
) the cabinets yesterday.
I'll post images once I've got the post count.
I already had a Crown XLS1502 ready to power them, but I didn't want to spend too much on a project that began as an impulse purchase, so I made it a goal to go as cheap as possible. That meant a single 4x8 sheet of 1/2 inch MDF ($26), two parts-express buyout flared ports (2x $4), four buyout handles (4x $1.35), two terminal cups (2x $1.25), and twenty feet of 1/2 inch dowels ($11) for bracing. With some screws and feet for the boxes, the total ended up being around $120.
Each is 16.5 W x 21 H x 15.75 D, and internally about 2.7 ft^3. That volume combined with the cheapo port, which is not adjustable, gives a tuning frequency of 23 Hz.
They sound fantastic... mostly. The CS1214 drivers sound great; I can't hear any weird scratching or mechanical noises from them even when pushed hard. I was a bit worried about the 1/2 inch MDF, but the dowels prevent excessive vibration on any panel. The port, though, is just not adequate for this box. For everything below 28 Hz, the air velocity is way too high. Next time I'll consider a very long folded slot port. Luckily the XLS1502 has an adjustable high pass, so I've set that to 30 Hz, and now the chuffing is under control.
These are going in the basement, so I may just leave them unfinished. Painting is the least enjoyable part of DIY