After a few years of lurking here and being amazed by many of your setups and living with 2 sealed 12" subs (TC Sounds TC+2's), I have finally hit the upgrade button!
After that excellent post that informed us about the sale on the LaVoce drivers at Parts Express, I snagged 2 of the 184.03 18" subs.
I played around a bit in WinISD and was going to go with Mini-Marty sized boxes, but decided I wanted them to be behind the screen so that I can have a "baffle wall" like
, and many others, so I figured my depth needed to be around 18".
I bookmarked the thread where
put his LaVoce 21's in a slim box designed by
, and I decided to just use that box.
So I broke out the cutlist optimizer and ordered 6 sheets of baltic birch (5X5 sheets). I hate MDF and the dust, so I splurged. I joined a makerspace, and one of the members is a cabinet maker so he sourced me the sheets for just under $50/sheet Canadian!! The wood stores were selling sheets at about $80-95 each, so this was a huge win.
After doing tools training at the makerspace, I started cutting last night and after a couple hours and some help, I had 4 front/backs, 4 sides, 4 tops and bottoms, and some sore muscles after loading the pieces into my vehicle (no place to store at the space).
In the photos you will see 1) birch sheets ready, 2) shot of the wood shop in the makerspace, 3) parts cut, 4) parts in the vehicle 5) WinISD shots
Also, forgot to mention, I am going to modify the box. After ripping all the parts, with the fronts and sides being 60" in length (the stock sheet length) I figured why cut them down. Height isn't a restriction behind the screen, so the boxes are going to be 24 X 19.5 X 60 external dimensions. Port is 2.5" X 21" X 40" which will tune it to around 17hz.
Next steps are to miter the top/bottoms and sides and get those glued up. First have to make a miter sled to help with the large panels. Will be based on New Yankee Workshop Norm's crosscut sled, but will just use the 45 degree cut.
Thanks for looking
Thanks to whoever posted about the LaVoce sale, all the bad influencers around here, and to LTD02 for the design.