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Ok,so i want to build my own sub for a summer project.I currently have an svs pb-12nsd and my room is about 2300 sq. feet.My receiver is a pioneer vsx 1019.I plan on using a y splitter from the sub out. II want to build something with a 12 inch driver that will match well with the svs.I am mechanically inclined but i have limited woodworking exp. and i'm not much for reading blue-prints so a step by step pdf would be nice.My budget is around 600 but if i can do it for less and still be pleased with the results then all the better.Any help would be awesome!
 

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How big of an enclosure can you go? Have you looked into any of the DIY horns specifically the THT? It should run you about $400 start to finish and would completely anhialate your svs. In fact it may take up to 6 of those svs units to compare to the output of the THT just to give you an idea. If you want to read more on them look for joe's tht review, my build thread, maxmercy's thread, or something by mynym. Dragonslayer also has a nice thread with a guide of ebverytrhing you need. The THT also comes with step by step instructions. But the one downfall is size its 36"xwhatever width you choose 18" up to 36"x36" so its not small. But if you simply want a 12" in a sealed box then look into the TC sounds sub's they're pretty nice and I think they're on sale right now.
 

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How big of an enclosure can you go? Have you looked into any of the DIY horns specifically the THT? It should run you about $400 start to finish and would completely anhialate your svs. In fact it may take up to 6 of those svs units to compare to the output of the THT just to give you an idea. If you want to read more on them look for joe's tht review, my build thread, maxmercy's thread, or something by mynym. Dragonslayer also has a nice thread with a guide of ebverytrhing you need. The THT also comes with step by step instructions. But the one downfall is size its 36"xwhatever width you choose 18" up to 36"x36" so its not small. But if you simply want a 12" in a sealed box then look into the TC sounds sub's they're pretty nice and I think they're on sale right now.

Start to finish 400? that includes the amp and driver? Sounds sweet.Size is not an issue so i will check it out.Is there a specific model your speaking of? And where do i get the amp and driver from?
 

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Yea that's everything amp sub wood paint screws glue etc...... Go to billfitzmaurice.info and then scroll down on lef side of the page click tuba home theater that will be the sub and where you can get info on buying the plans. You'll also buy the amp and sub driver as we'll as everyhting else needed from parts-express.com. I would link you everything but I'm on my cell phone at work so can't do it haha. But if noone else chimes in and helps you by late tonight about 10 or so when I get off I will get you pointed in the right direction. Its a fun build and can be done with only a circular saw, jig saw, and electric drill and or clamps.
 

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Yea that's everything amp sub wood paint screws glue etc...... Go to billfitzmaurice.info and then scroll down on lef side of the page click tuba home theater that will be the sub and where you can get info on buying the plans. You'll also buy the amp and sub driver as we'll as everyhting else needed from parts-express.com. I would link you everything but I'm on my cell phone at work so can't do it haha. But if noone else chimes in and helps you by late tonight about 10 or so when I get off I will get you pointed in the right direction. Its a fun build and can be done with only a circular saw, jig saw, and electric drill and or clamps.

Sounds great.Do you think it would work well if used like the Table Tuba.I really want a 12" driver and the Table Tuba only holds a 10".I need a coffee table anyhow so i got the idea that i could lay it so that the 24" side is verticle if that makes sense.Or maybe it's possible to build a bigger table tuba?
 

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Yea that's everything amp sub wood paint screws glue etc...... Go to billfitzmaurice.info and then scroll down on lef side of the page click tuba home theater that will be the sub and where you can get info on buying the plans. You'll also buy the amp and sub driver as we'll as everyhting else needed from parts-express.com. I would link you everything but I'm on my cell phone at work so can't do it haha. But if noone else chimes in and helps you by late tonight about 10 or so when I get off I will get you pointed in the right direction. Its a fun build and can be done with only a circular saw, jig saw, and electric drill and or clamps.

hey,thanks for the help so far! I had another question for you.How long would you estimate it takes for a first time build by a person with decent mechanical skills and at least adequate tools?
 

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Sounds great.Do you think it would work well if used like the Table Tuba.I really want a 12" driver and the Table Tuba only holds a 10".I need a coffee table anyhow so i got the idea that i could lay it so that the 24" side is verticle if that makes sense.Or maybe it's possible to build a bigger table tuba?

You can use a 12" driver in the 18" THT
 

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You can use a 12" driver in the 18" THT

How much would it cost to build the 18 THT with a 12" driver? Sorry for all the questions!
 

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Bill shows the Lab 12" driver in the plans it's about 10 dollars more than the 15" driver in the plans. I built the 24" THT with the 15" driver.
 

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The cost is this 150 dollars for the 15" driver 100 dollars for the plate amp 75 dollars for 3 sheets of plywood glue screws and paint are extra
 

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The cost is this 150 dollars for the 15" driver 100 dollars for the plate amp 75 dollars for 3 sheets of plywood glue screws and paint are extra

I am so stoked to build one of these.Just bought my SVS pb-12 nsd.Now i'm having buyers remorse ! But i plan on keeping the svs,running two subs and having twice as much fun!
 

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You could power it off of your receiver if you you have a extra channel and save the price of the amp.

I have a 7.1 pioneer.Only using 5.1 with no plans to do otherwise.Not sure how that works though.Of course you only want the bass signals to hit the sub so if i am using one of the regular speaker connections then how do i cross it over so only 80hz and below gets to that speaker channel?
 

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Sell the SVS you wont need it I had 7 subs running before the THT!!

WOW! I just wish i could hear one before i took that plunge.Money is tight right now so i cant build one and then send back the SVS.How well does it do with music?
 

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Its extrememly musical. Read some of the build threads everyone explians this as its shocking. The THT is very tactile and responsive. I was shocked at the musicality of it myself. Theres a $50 12" infinty car sub passinginterest used in an 16"-18" wide version of the THT that had very favorable results. I would used one of those and it will still be better than the SVS and cost $100 less. But if you dont go ahead and build the 15" driver version everytime it turns on you will think to yourself how much better would this be with the 15" sub. You dont want to do that to yourself. If your serious about building one i wouldnt feel bad at all telling you send the SVS back and get a refund. Unless you have some fancy EQ euipment where you can adjust time delays and phase its not recomended to mix horns, ported, and sealed subs. Its been done with good results but with the proper eqipment.
 

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Relative to several subs i have heard. Sealed tempest's, sealed ed 18", multilpe sealed 12", multiple 10" ported alignments, a multitude of commercial offerings, probably over 100 car audio setups, need i go on? Theres no need to debate this with you its pointless. Sorry to burst your bubble man but it may have some validity to it due to the fact not one person whos built and setup their THT properly would disagree with me. All have made this same calim! Go piss around somewhere else if you have nothing to offer this guy as far as valuable information or reccomendations to him. If you want to try and disprove these claims build one yourself and do it in your own thread. It seems snickle and I are the only ones willing to give him a hand here.
 
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