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I'd like to build a sub cause I like to build things and I feel I can do it for less while adding some WAF finishes to the sub.


My goal is to have a sub primarily for HT (95%) that's tuned to 20hz. My family doesn't like it loud but I'm trying to convert them.



I'd like to keep my budget for the driver and amp around $400. I'm not that concerned with the cost of MDF, port, supplies as the finish is yet to be decided by my wife. I'd like to build a taller sub as linear real estate is mucho valuable in our current setup. The size of the driver i thought would be good is was 12". I looked at TC Sounds and eD but don't know enough to know which one is better.


Is it possible to build a sub with those goals at a cost of $400 for driver and sub? What driver do you recommend? I thought of a BASH amp but read somewhere about the one or two resistors needing to be replaced (probably need to read a little more). I don't know enough about the Dayton, eD, or Rythmik amps to comment on.


I'm not at all opposed to copying someone else's as my passion is in the construction end of building a sub.
 

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I'd like to build a sub to cause I like to build things and I feel I can do it for less while adding some WAF finishes to the sub.


My goal is to have a sub primarily for HT (95%) that's tuned to 20hz. My family doesn't like it loud but I'm trying to convert them.



I'd like to keep my budget for the driver and amp around $400. I'm not that concerned with the cost of MDF, port, supplies as the finish is yet to be decided by my wife. I'd like to build a taller sub as linear real estate is mucho valuable in our current setup. The size of the driver i thought would be good is was 12". I looked at TC Sounds and eD but don't know enough to know which one is better.


Is it possible to build a sub with those goals at a cost of $400 for driver and sub? What driver do you recommend? I thought of a BASH amp but read somewhere about the one or two resistors needing to be replaced (probably need to read a little more). I don't know enough about the Dayton, eD, or Rythmik amps to comment on.


I'm not at all opposed to copying someone else's as my passion is in the construction end of building a sub.

how about a sonosub? Maybe a 12" TC sub and an eD plate amp?
 

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15" TC 1000 in a sonosub (dual 4ohm VC) powered with the Berhinger A500, that project can be done for under $400.

It would yeild 110dB from 15.5Hz on up if place in a 10cubic foot enclosure, tuned to 15Hz.
 

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A Rythmic kit is in the neighborhood of $400
 

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I totally forgot that I have a Crest CPX 1500 at my disposal. Would this amp work for a HT sub?


If this amp does work, I'd like to maximize it's power. What driver(s) would you recommend?


CPX1500


Specifications:

Power Rating 8 Ohm Stereo: 300 Watts

Power Rating 4 Ohm Stereo: 500 Watts

Power Rating 2 Ohm Stereo: 750 Watts

Power Rating 8 Ohm Bridge: 1000 Watts

Power Rating 4 Ohm Bridge: 1500 Watts

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I totally forgot that I have a Crest CPX 1500 at my disposal. Would this amp work for a HT sub?


If this amp does work, I'd like to maximize it's power. What driver(s) would you recommend?


CPX1500


Specifications:

Power Rating 8 Ohm Stereo: 300 Watts

Power Rating 4 Ohm Stereo: 500 Watts

Power Rating 2 Ohm Stereo: 750 Watts

Power Rating 8 Ohm Bridge: 1000 Watts

Power Rating 4 Ohm Bridge: 1500 Watts

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