Originally Posted by m0j0
, I bought 4 12" JBL's and some plywood. I have 2 spare channels on my Outlaw 5000 amp. Can you tell me what parts I need for a mini BOSS platform? I've never done a speaker build before so don't really know what cables, connectors, etc. that I need to connect the speakers to the amp and the amp to the AVR. Appreciate any assistance. Thanks!
Definitely check out the BOSS thread I linked in the first post.
What materials do you have aside from the amp and drivers? You’ll need some plywood, soft isolators, and depending on what tools you have, a few other minor things: jigsaw, drill, wood glue if doing more than one layer of ply, possibly electrical tape, some quick disconnects for wiring and a soldering iron or you can just bare wire and tape them all up if you’d prefer. Any 14-16g wire will do, smaller is probably better since the speaker terminals are pretty small and won’t need to run a lot of power unless you have an unusually long run of wire over 50+ feet.
Your Outlaw amp will easily power two sets of them nicely with two connected per channel wired in series; with an 8ohm load per channel you’ll get about 60w per driver which is excellent. I haven’t used a typical AVR for this purpose, but you’ll essentially just run speaker wire directly to the BOSS drivers from the amp, and then tweak it to your power level and LPF desired (typically much lower than your mains) and setting the delay will be the only thing really needed on the amp side.
There’s several people in the BOSS thread using a receiver similar to what you’re seeking to great effect.
I’ve been busy building my 21” nearfield sub so haven’t been very active with the BOSS thread lately, but it’s amazing!
Speakers: PSA MTM-210T x2, MTM-210C, MT-110SR x2; Atmos-SVS Satellite x2, DIY Volt-10 x2
Subs: PSA V1801 x2, DIY: 18" RSS460HO, 15" RSS390HO x2, BOSS w/JBL CX1200 x6
MA’s: Crowson Tech x2
Processing: Denon X4200, NU6KDSP, 3KDSP
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