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post #1 of 4 Old 07-18-2019, 06:40 PM - Thread Starter
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After building some DIY subs, I got the bug to do another project. Since my Monoprice Monolith 7 amp (~100 lbs) was sitting on the ground blocking a storage room since my old entertainment center couldn't support the weight, I designed a new entertainment center. Yes, I could have ordered a retail solution yet that would have cost me at least 2x as much and still not addressed all of my wish list items. Besides, where is the fun in that??

I have a mammoth center channel that I wanted to have set around 21 inches from the ground and the side sections to be 24 inches tall so that my receiver and monolith 7 both had a shelf with plenty of ventilation. Also wanted the depth of the shelves to be 20" to ensure plenty of room to have the components and all cables plugged in without smashing anything.

So the solution I designed in sketchup is based on 1" 8020 extruded aluminum and tempered glass. I ensured everything could support the weight and not have any flex. I then ordered the components online and had them delivered within a week to assemble. You can see the design and final result in the attached pictures.

Let me know what you think!
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Very nice! Who did you source the parts through?

Looks similar to one I just finished a couple of weeks ago, mine needed to accommodate a vertical center. And since there was room, why not bigger subs?



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Nice that looks awesome. Well done! And of course bigger subs are ALWAYS needed. I have been toying with building another sub to sit behind my couch. Haha. I may have a problem.

Are those 3 monitors above your tv? They are probably great on a game day.


I sourced the parts from:
https://www.tnutz.com
https://www.onedayglass.com

I almost ordered from 8020.net yet took one more look for another supplier at less cost and tnutz delivered. Saved over $500 for the exact same materials. (Which would cover the cost of the 3rd sub)

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Nice that looks awesome. Well done! And of course bigger subs are ALWAYS needed. I have been toying with building another sub to sit behind my couch. Haha. I may have a problem.

Are those 3 monitors above your tv? They are probably great on a game day.

3 24" TVs driven by RPIs connected to our MythTV setup, yep. Purpose built for college football season and March Madness


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I sourced the parts from:
https://www.tnutz.com
https://www.onedayglass.com

I almost ordered from 8020.net yet took one more look for another supplier at less cost and tnutz delivered. Saved over $500 for the exact same materials. (Which would cover the cost of the 3rd sub)

Yikes! That's quite the savings. Might have an upcoming project that could make use of some of those materials, so the info is much appreciated!
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