Devastator Build - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 20Likes
  • 6 Post By Rcris
  • 2 Post By Red Five
  • 2 Post By Rcris
  • 1 Post By jujuman200
  • 2 Post By Rcris
  • 4 Post By Rcris
  • 1 Post By a77cj7
  • 1 Post By Rcris
  • 1 Post By Rcris
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 Old 10-21-2019, 10:27 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
Devastator Build

Another build thread of original v1 version of devastator .
The original thread has lots of information on the design and performance, here I will try to document the build process to help other diy'ers. You can also find build instructions from the initial builds by fellow members @hd0823 and @superkyle, that I myself reviewed several times as a guide for this one.


Here we go:

Materials:
Wood : ARAUCOPLY
Glue: PL3
Nails: Kreg's 1 1/4 coarse pocket screws.


I had them rough cut at lowes, had to use 5 sheets of them as this is not like MDF giving an extra inch. I think MDF would let you build 2 of them with 4 sheets.






Now back to my shop for some precision cuts hope so.


1. The side panels : 48 x 30 = 4





2. The rest of the pieces, will fill in details soon.








3. Baffle Cut: The center for the circle is 11 13/16ths from the top of the panel.





4: Baffle cut with 10" radius for B&C driver.












5. Two Baffle cut outs completed:





Thats the first session effort to cut all piece except for the braces that I left it for later.



I could figure out some of the pocket holes location from other builds but wanted to test fit my cuts and mark the locations for pocket holes at the same time. Here we go:


As superkyle mentioned on his build thread the front port brace should be flush with inner baffle, lets check it:



Other End:





It came down to 7.5 inches from each side to draw the markings for front braces.












pocket hole markings on the port brace:








Pocket holes on front baffle :


Dry fit test:
















Back view:





Like I said its the rough cut from lowes, the side panel a hair bigger than original dimensions. I can trim it off with a router in the end. With bottom brace and bottom panel, the cut list is accurate and cuts turned out to be spot on. The black thing is rings thread hanging, should've taken care of it prior to pictures.







That's my second session on the build, pretty satisfied with the cuts and plan to assemble starting fresh on another day and its almost time of cowboys SNF game.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Capture.JPG
Views:	258
Size:	153.6 KB
ID:	2630192   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_165434.jpg
Views:	273
Size:	276.8 KB
ID:	2630196   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_165440.jpg
Views:	252
Size:	252.5 KB
ID:	2630198   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_170317.jpg
Views:	268
Size:	262.6 KB
ID:	2630200   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_170424.jpg
Views:	268
Size:	267.6 KB
ID:	2630202  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_170531.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	273.6 KB
ID:	2630204   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_170907.jpg
Views:	264
Size:	273.6 KB
ID:	2630206   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_171422.jpg
Views:	257
Size:	275.3 KB
ID:	2630208   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_174103.jpg
Views:	256
Size:	243.1 KB
ID:	2630210   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_174329.jpg
Views:	257
Size:	237.0 KB
ID:	2630212  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_174403.jpg
Views:	252
Size:	231.5 KB
ID:	2630214   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_174411.jpg
Views:	270
Size:	238.3 KB
ID:	2630218   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_174531.jpg
Views:	265
Size:	237.0 KB
ID:	2630220   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_174721.jpg
Views:	245
Size:	256.5 KB
ID:	2630222   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191020_175115.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	201.1 KB
ID:	2630226  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2.JPG
Views:	262
Size:	33.4 KB
ID:	2630238  

Last edited by Rcris; 01-05-2020 at 07:34 PM.
Rcris is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 Old 10-21-2019, 10:42 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Red Five's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,448
Mentioned: 147 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 918 Post(s)
Liked: 720
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcris View Post
Another build thread of original v1 version of devastator .

Looking forward to seeing the pictures

Stormbreaker | WI HT Meet Thread | The Devastator Index | Mini Devastator Build
You can always turn it down, but you can only turn it up so much (before you run out of power, excursion or structural integrity).
7.2.4 | A3070 | XLS 1502 | 3000DSP | 2x Aphex 124A | 2x Bic EV15 | 7x Bic FH6 LCR | 2x Bic FH65-B | Epson 5010e | 120" DIY AT Screen | 2x Mini Devastators
Red Five is online now  
post #3 of 21 Old 10-21-2019, 10:48 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Five View Post
Looking forward to seeing the pictures
Thats the objective of this thread to provide step by step process and lots of pictures to provide reference for future and more builds.
Rcris is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 Old 10-21-2019, 12:14 PM
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Hudsonville, MI
Posts: 549
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 234 Post(s)
Liked: 221
Great pics, will be watching.

--
Epson 2030 - Denon X1300W - Eosone RSF 1000 - Eosone RSC 300 - Volt-10 - Micca M-8C for ATMOS
2 @ VBSS End Tables - 2 More VBSS complete!
DIY 110" AT Screen
jevchance is offline  
post #5 of 21 Old 10-21-2019, 12:43 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Red Five's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,448
Mentioned: 147 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 918 Post(s)
Liked: 720
You are on the Index
Rcris and superkyle like this.

Stormbreaker | WI HT Meet Thread | The Devastator Index | Mini Devastator Build
You can always turn it down, but you can only turn it up so much (before you run out of power, excursion or structural integrity).
7.2.4 | A3070 | XLS 1502 | 3000DSP | 2x Aphex 124A | 2x Bic EV15 | 7x Bic FH6 LCR | 2x Bic FH65-B | Epson 5010e | 120" DIY AT Screen | 2x Mini Devastators
Red Five is online now  
post #6 of 21 Old 10-21-2019, 04:05 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
superkyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Aiken SC
Posts: 1,539
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1029 Post(s)
Liked: 468
Looking good! Although I had a few cursing moments during my builds I always really enjoy them. Every time I see someone else doing one I want to fire back up the table saw and get to work! Keep it up! Love the detail. Will go a long way to helping others.

Always destroying exergy!
superkyle is online now  
post #7 of 21 Old 10-22-2019, 11:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 437
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 198 Post(s)
Liked: 73
loving it- a detailed build process is always welcome- Someday ill be able to afford one these monster drivers lol
Remy.Alexander is offline  
post #8 of 21 Old 10-22-2019, 11:52 AM
Advanced Member
 
a77cj7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Sturgis, SD
Posts: 810
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 423 Post(s)
Liked: 355
Looking good
Chris


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
a77cj7 is online now  
post #9 of 21 Old 10-23-2019, 09:30 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by superkyle View Post
Looking good! Although I had a few cursing moments during my builds I always really enjoy them. Every time I see someone else doing one I want to fire back up the table saw and get to work! Keep it up! Love the detail. Will go a long way to helping others.
that's how these started too, can't resist to build.
Rcris is offline  
post #10 of 21 Old 01-07-2020, 01:22 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
Having lot of health incidents in family and to myself, getting back to normal. Started assembling them and it aint easy as I thought. I could build 2 martys easily than assembling this big guy.
lessons learned, need more pocket holes on every piece to make things easy. No idea how will I move this thing upstairs



Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200107_140351.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	222.6 KB
ID:	2665920  
femi and Red Five like this.

Last edited by Rcris; 01-07-2020 at 04:21 PM.
Rcris is offline  
post #11 of 21 Old 01-07-2020, 01:59 PM
Senior Member
 
jujuman200's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 425
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 202 Post(s)
Liked: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcris View Post
[snip].... I could build 2 martys easily than assembling this big guy.


That is EXACTLY what I said... but they are not harder to build, just take A LOT more time.... GREAT BUILD..... going BOOM soon my friend....


Juju
femi likes this.

Sub List: 1- Red Five Mini Devastator 18" w/460HO, 1- Red Five Devastator LFE 21", 1- BOSS platform [The Hideaway Theater], 1- 21" "Marty" tuned to 20hz, 1- 18" "Marty" tuned to 17Hz
Wish List: Anthology http://www.speakerdesignworks.com/Anthology_1.html

jujuman200 is offline  
post #12 of 21 Old 01-07-2020, 02:13 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
They not hard but would be intimidating for some one building as their first, when I would advocate to go with GSG flat packs, the video nexus99 posted has so much detail to those flat packs.
jujuman200 and kevings like this.
Rcris is offline  
post #13 of 21 Old 01-08-2020, 09:43 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
second box seemed easy to build , both are ready driver and final plate.


Will move them to media room and then insert the driver to them a bit light .




































Dev Duos




Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200108_180707.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	54.4 KB
ID:	2667054   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200109_125900.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	236.9 KB
ID:	2667372   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200109_125919.jpg
Views:	127
Size:	374.3 KB
ID:	2667374   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200109_125926.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	251.8 KB
ID:	2667376   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200109_140745.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	282.6 KB
ID:	2667378  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200109_140814.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	295.7 KB
ID:	2667380   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200109_225037.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	346.2 KB
ID:	2667382   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200109_225054.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	288.5 KB
ID:	2667384   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200109_225111.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	320.7 KB
ID:	2667386   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200109_225433.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	331.8 KB
ID:	2667388  

a77cj7, femi, Red Five and 1 others like this.

Last edited by Rcris; 01-09-2020 at 10:45 PM.
Rcris is offline  
post #14 of 21 Old 01-09-2020, 10:33 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
The last panel is not glued down but use seal strip to remove the panel if needed , correct ?
Rcris is offline  
post #15 of 21 Old 01-09-2020, 10:36 PM
Advanced Member
 
a77cj7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Sturgis, SD
Posts: 810
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 423 Post(s)
Liked: 355
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcris View Post
The last panel is not glued down but use seal strip to remove the panel if needed , correct ?


That is correct.

Chris
Rcris likes this.
a77cj7 is online now  
post #16 of 21 Old 01-10-2020, 10:43 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
Rcris is offline  
post #17 of 21 Old 01-10-2020, 10:54 AM
Advanced Member
 
a77cj7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Sturgis, SD
Posts: 810
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 423 Post(s)
Liked: 355
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcris View Post


That looks excessively thick.

Here’s what most people use:
https://www.parts-express.com/parts-...-roll--260-542

You should be able to find something with similar dimensions.

Chris
a77cj7 is online now  
post #18 of 21 Old 01-10-2020, 11:11 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Red Five's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,448
Mentioned: 147 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 918 Post(s)
Liked: 720
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcris View Post

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/18...ctions_v19.pdf Page 38 has the seal information. Since you are not drilling into MDF you do not have to pre drill holes. On mine I put the screws 3/4 off from the edge of the hatch, should hit the middle of the 2x4.

Stormbreaker | WI HT Meet Thread | The Devastator Index | Mini Devastator Build
You can always turn it down, but you can only turn it up so much (before you run out of power, excursion or structural integrity).
7.2.4 | A3070 | XLS 1502 | 3000DSP | 2x Aphex 124A | 2x Bic EV15 | 7x Bic FH6 LCR | 2x Bic FH65-B | Epson 5010e | 120" DIY AT Screen | 2x Mini Devastators
Red Five is online now  
post #19 of 21 Old 01-11-2020, 12:16 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
They are Up last night . They are Real deal !!!

Last edited by Rcris; 01-12-2020 at 08:56 PM.
Rcris is offline  
post #20 of 21 Old 01-12-2020, 09:01 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
Busy with playoffs but didn't stopped me to get acquainted with them . I second every feedback to date and future ones.


The bass is clean clear and articulate. more to come




Ported box going out




And Dev Duo's IN:


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200110_180245(1).jpg
Views:	111
Size:	1.03 MB
ID:	2669230   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200110_221143.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	2.59 MB
ID:	2669232  
femi likes this.

Last edited by Rcris; 01-13-2020 at 08:11 AM.
Rcris is offline  
post #21 of 21 Old 01-17-2020, 10:57 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Rcris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 148
They filled the gap that was missing for so long and everything I watch sounds NEW, some new feel that I never heard of. These are GOOD even at low listening levels, no need to turn the volume up to have bass.



JBLs and DEV complement each other at any volume level.


I'm satisfied for now with my front stage, time to upgrade the surrounds. I've been surviving with bose 201s and def tech surrounds all this time and woke up when I listened to volts at my buddys place. I ordered them last year but didn't make any progress due to several factors.Well its time to make it happen and Devs pretty much triggered the interest.



Volt 8's are in progress now, will post pictures soon
Jan3 likes this.
Rcris is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply DIY Speakers and Subs

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off