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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 - The Devastator Index

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I think the guy missed 48.5".... At least the tallest panel is 40", so I can work around this.
 

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I think the guy missed 48.5".... At least the tallest panel is 40", so I can work around this.


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.
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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.
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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.
 

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

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.

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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.

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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.
 

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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.


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.

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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.

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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 :)
 

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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 :)


More cones! More powah! More Output!
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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".

 

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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".



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

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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.
 

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A lot more progress than anticipated! Took a half hour at my buddies cabinet shop to cut the MDF.
 

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

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.
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Showoff ;)

Nothing like a professional shop to make it go smoothly.

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

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


 

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

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-...cle+jig&qid=1572454475&sprefix=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.



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.

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If you don’t have a jasper jig, you really should get one.
https://www.amazon.com/Jasper-200J-...cle+jig&qid=1572454475&sprefix=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.



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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.
 

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

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.

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