The replies have been helpful and given me a direction to start going in. I'm surprised the recommendations are for ported subs, I had thought sealed would be easier to build lol. I'm aware of the trade-offs between ported and sealed and would be happy either way, really.
Originally Posted by Mocs123
Have you looked at the VBSS Build Thread? Does being in Canada effect the PA460 driver availability?
I'll go take a look now, thanks! I found the PA460 on sale at Parts Express for $90 US. They don't seem to ship to Canada, but I found a canadian distributor selling it for $150 CDN. So it IS available.
Originally Posted by Jk7.2
If you wanted to use the closeout 150 dollar sub from diysg, I could send you a cutlist for a ported cab tuned to about 22hz that you would like for your needs. I have built 6 of them for others, and plan 4 more for myself. They are 20x24x18. Let me know. It’s a cab I designed with the help of a forum member. Eng-399. In my opinion they work perfect with that cheap but excellent driver.
Do you mean this sub? https://www.diysoundgroup.com/buyout-15-sub.html
I would have to see if they ship to Canada. I could be interested in that cutlist! They are fairly easy to build?
Originally Posted by Trimlock
VBSS would be perfect for running off the 1000dsp, but in order to get “tight” bass you will need a combination of DSP and positioning. Most subs can deliver what you want but it’s usually the room that messes things up.
I was planning on using DSP to tune the response, and proper positioning is essential. I'll use REW to assist with that.
Originally Posted by lawdogx
The easiest, most painless DIY sub you can build is anything from Kevin and John:
I’m not sure if they ship to Canada but the subs are expertly designed, precut, and have very detailed instructions, from building to wiring to amp set-up. And the support is fantastic.
Also, the NX1000D (the current version of that inuke model) is only like $20 less expensive than the much more capable NX3000d (at least here in the states). That amp would open up more options for you in terms of output and adding another sub.
If you don’t mind some sawing the VBSS or DIYSG driver option mentioned above would be great options as well.
I had a look at the website and I do agree they would probably be the most painless I could find! It doesn't look like they ship to Canada tho. Even if they did, the cost of the kit converted to Canadian currency, plus an expected very high cost of shipping, would make it unrealistic.
I didn't know about the NX1000D model. I had looked at the NU1000DSP which is $389 CDN. The 3000 is $572. Seeing the NX line, the 1000 is $439 and the 3000 is $469. If the NX line is better (it sure looks better) then going with the 3000 makes sense. Thanks!