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Red Five 10-26-2019 09:33 AM

He's dead Jim, he turned the knob to 11 - A Dual Mini Devastator Build
 
The build is on! Just picked up materials from Lowe's, now for the long building process. The SAF184.03 is out of stock everywhere I looked, so I had to go with the SAN184.03. Both handle in a similar manner in the Mini Devastator. The design for the Mini Devastator is found here - https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-d...l#post58654500



https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...8f4a7534e5.jpg

Red Five 10-26-2019 04:49 PM

I think the guy missed 48.5".... At least the tallest panel is 40", so I can work around this. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b828071580.jpg

a77cj7 10-26-2019 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58736760)
I think the guy missed 48.5".... At least the tallest panel is 40", so I can work around this. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b828071580.jpg



Wow, thats bad. I watched them measure on mine. Wasn’t perfect, but nothing like that.
At least you have an extra half sheet to work with.
Chris


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Red Five 10-26-2019 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by a77cj7 (Post 58736798)
Wow, thats bad. I watched them measure on mine. Wasn’t perfect, but nothing like that.
At least you have an extra half sheet to work with.
Chris


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The nice thing with the Mini is not being 48" tall, if it were 48" tall I would have to custom adjust the design. I can still get 2x 24" wide pieces that are greater than 40" out of each half :) I still have some Stormbreaker scraps for bracing if it comes to it.

a77cj7 10-26-2019 05:22 PM

He's dead Jim, he turned the knob to 11 - A Mini Devastator Build
 
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Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58736818)
The nice thing with the Mini is not being 48" tall, if it were 48" tall I would have to custom adjust the design. I can still get 2x 24" wide pieces that are greater than 40" out of each half :) I still have some Stormbreaker scraps for bracing if it comes to it.



And here I was wishing it was 48” tall, would perfectly match my 96” horizontal screen. ;)

I wouldn’t worry about being short on material, I had plenty of scraps. And you have a half sheet of extra anyway.

Chris


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Red Five 10-26-2019 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by a77cj7 (Post 58736840)
And here I was wishing it was 48” tall, would perfectly match my 96” horizontal screen. ;)

I wouldn’t worry about being short on material, I had plenty of scraps. And you have a half sheet of extra anyway.

Chris


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I was thinking about doing that, only adds 1.5 ish cubic feet to the rear chamber and pushes the front resonator response down. I would call it a full Devastator lol. It would be nice if a 21" could work in it.

a77cj7 10-26-2019 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58736880)
I was thinking about doing that, only adds 1.5 ish cubic feet to the rear chamber and pushes the front resonator response down. I would call it a full Devastator lol. It would be nice if a 21" could work in it.



Apparently I should have asked BEFORE I built mine, lol.

Then again, I just swapped them and will probably swap them back depending on measurements. I think they’re heavy enough.

Chris


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Red Five 10-26-2019 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by a77cj7 (Post 58736936)
Apparently I should have asked BEFORE I built mine, lol.

Then again, I just swapped them and will probably swap them back depending on measurements. I think they’re heavy enough.

Chris


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After wrangling Stormbreaker (40x30x24) up the steps something smaller all of a sudden sounded like a great idea lol. The wife is game for me getting the speakers behind the screen. Which would make room for two more Mini Devs someday :)

a77cj7 10-26-2019 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58736958)
After wrangling Stormbreaker (40x30x24) up the steps something smaller all of a sudden sounded like a great idea lol. The wife is game for me getting the speakers behind the screen. Which would make room for two more Mini Devs someday :)



More cones! More powah! More Output!
Chris


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Kothoga 10-27-2019 06:59 AM

And here I am also wanting something to replace the V3611s in front of my screen. Issue is, I can't go taller than ~23".

https://i.imgur.com/KvhdMvO.jpg?1

Red Five 10-27-2019 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Kothoga (Post 58738272)
And here I am also wanting something to replace the V3611s in front of my screen. Issue is, I can't go taller than ~23".



https://i.imgur.com/KvhdMvO.jpg?1

How deep can you go? An 18" can easily fit in 23" wide.

Kothoga 10-27-2019 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58738616)
How deep can you go? An 18" can easily fit in 23" wide.

I could go deeper, the V3611s are 25"D x 20"W x 44"H. Thing is, they are hard to beat in this form factor; quad 18"s, 3,800rms, 8,600max, tuned to 16Hz. As crazy as it sounds, I was thinking quad 24"s mounted firing up with ports facing forward. The box design could be like Life of Bliss' and hold the RC64 center.

Red Five 10-29-2019 06:22 PM


LTD02 10-29-2019 07:20 PM

"I think the guy missed 48.5"

:-)

a77cj7 10-30-2019 09:44 AM

He's dead Jim, he turned the knob to 11 - A Mini Devastator Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58750098)
A lot more progress than anticipated! Took a half hour at my buddies cabinet shop to cut the MDF.


Showoff ;)

Nothing like a professional shop to make it go smoothly.

At this rate I expect to hear your listening impressions tomorrow.
:D

Chris




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Red Five 10-30-2019 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by a77cj7 (Post 58752792)
Showoff ;)

Nothing like a professional shop to make it go smoothly.

At this rate I expect to hear your listening impressions tomorrow.
:D

Chris




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We have odd stuff going on tonight, tomorrow night I am stopping by my other buddies shop. His response "So you saved us the hard stuff." this was after I sent him the pictures. Getting the baffle cutout perfect was the tricky part on the last build and he remembers that lol.

Red Five 10-30-2019 09:48 AM

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Since Home Depot is a long drive for paint, I am looking at this. Thoughts?


https://www.avsforum.com/forum/attac...1&d=1572454108

a77cj7 10-30-2019 09:57 AM

He's dead Jim, he turned the knob to 11 - A Mini Devastator Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58752818)
We have odd stuff going on tonight, tomorrow night I am stopping by my other buddies shop. His response "So you saved us the hard stuff." this was after I sent him the pictures. Getting the baffle cutout perfect was the tricky part on the last build and he remembers that lol.


If you don’t have a jasper jig, you really should get one.
https://www.amazon.com/Jasper-200J-C...jasper+&sr=8-3

Made my baffle cutout a 10 minute job. Find center of panel, measure down from top for driver offset. Drill 1/8 hole, and run the cut.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...86d1a28ba8.jpg

It’s been a handy tool for years, but recently splurging on the dewalt 20v router and plunge base made it really fast and simple.

Chris


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Red Five 10-30-2019 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by a77cj7 (Post 58752890)
If you don’t have a jasper jig, you really should get one.
https://www.amazon.com/Jasper-200J-C...jasper+&sr=8-3

Made my baffle cutout a 10 minute job. Find center of panel, measure down from top for driver offset. Drill 1/8 hole, and run the cut.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...86d1a28ba8.jpg

Chris


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I do not have a router, just a variable speed jigsaw with an orbital action. It is very precise, but it takes a bit to make the cut. The holes are smaller this round lol.

a77cj7 10-30-2019 10:02 AM

He's dead Jim, he turned the knob to 11 - A Mini Devastator Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58752910)
I do not have a router, just a variable speed jigsaw with an orbital action. It is very precise, but it takes a bit to make the cut. The holes are smaller this round lol.


Ahh, well that makes it more difficult.
I couldn’t function without one, I like round-overs way too much.

Luckily not too small, I hate cutting tight radius’ with a jigsaw.

Chris


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Red Five 10-30-2019 10:21 AM

I could see getting one if I did wood working projects more often. Right now I need a few toys to sell, subs ate my budget.

Red Five 10-30-2019 05:17 PM

A couple sheets together on the first box!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...30001d9cdc.jpg

superkyle 10-30-2019 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58755254)
A couple sheets together on the first box! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...30001d9cdc.jpg



Glad to see it going together! Also I agree with Chris when you get some savings back you must pick up a router and jig! Makes life so much easier.

Red Five 10-30-2019 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by superkyle (Post 58755292)
Glad to see it going together! Also I agree with Chris when you get some savings back you must pick up a router and jig! Makes life so much easier.

That money will be diverted for a 2x4HD MiniDSP :)

superkyle 10-30-2019 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58755322)
That money will be diverted for a 2x4HD MiniDSP :)



Oh yeah those are a must for sure. Make sure to keep an eye on the marketplace. I’ve seen some good deals on them here and there.

Red Five 10-30-2019 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by superkyle (Post 58755332)
Oh yeah those are a must for sure. Make sure to keep an eye on the marketplace. I’ve seen some good deals on them here and there.

I have noticed that. I am mostly interested for BEQ reasons and getting around the ULF filters.

Red Five 10-31-2019 06:42 PM


hd0823 10-31-2019 06:48 PM

Looking great. Your moving right along

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johnson636 10-31-2019 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Five (Post 58760212)
Progress update, some more cuts have been made! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...8cd95bb9e4.jpg

Serious skills with that jigsaw. Who needs a router when you can cut holes that cleanly:)

Red Five 10-31-2019 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by johnson636 (Post 58760240)
Serious skills with that jigsaw. Who needs a router when you can cut holes that cleanly:)

That saw is so easy to handle, the variable speed on it is awesome!


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