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Ok so i found a DIY sub and im wondering if I should buy it.


It uses an Elemental Design 190v2 18" subwoofer and its in a homemade sealed MDF enclosure. Looks to be well made box, but i have not seen in person.


Catch is, it does not come with an amp. He recommended a Behringer ep2500. That would run me another $250 and he is asking $300 for the sub.


Is this a good deal, or not worth it when you have no idea how well the box was made?


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That does not sound too bad but I would offer $200. You can pick up the driver for $245 and MDF is dirt cheap. You could build your own.


Are you using it in a car?


If you want to use it for HT, you would need some type of EQ for the bottom end.
 

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This question should be asked at the DIY site.


I think you may find that it is a bit addicting. Buying the amp is a no brainer, easy to sell. The sub can be also. Check the going rate on the driver.


Don't doubt its performance.
 

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Did MKTheater sell all 8 of his 18" sealed boxes?
 

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Originally Posted by jpmst3 /forum/post/18248313


That does not sound too bad but I would offer $200. You can pick up the driver for $245 and MDF is dirt cheap. You could build your own.

+1, I would modify it a bit and say "no" to the $300 and maybe even a bit lower than $200 unless the box is nicely finished. The drivers are $245 currently but went for $195 not all that long ago...


Also what would it be used for (music/ht)? How large of a room?
 

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+1, I would modify it a bit and say "no" to the $300 and maybe even a bit lower than $200 unless the box is nicely finished. The drivers are $245 currently but went for $195 not all that long ago...


Also what would it be used for (music/ht)? How large of a room?

Probably something like 70% HT and 30% music. I believe the room its going in would be something like 12x15x8.


Box is not finished at all.


What kind of Eq would i need, and how much would that run me?


Thanks for the help!!
 

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To be honest I'd say that if you're going to go through all of that you may well be better off building your own DIY sub from scratch. There are some great budget options around these days (THT for example). If it were a finished box it may makes sense but for raw MDF I'm just not sure.


To answer your question though if you were going to go with the EP2500/EP4000 (same amp just rebadged by Behringer) you could use one of the Behringer feedback destroyers (DSP1124 or FBQ2496) - those run around $100 (you can get a good deal on eBay if you're patient too) or if you want to step up a big notch the Behringer DCX2496 ($300 retail but can be had for ~$200 on eBay). Those EQ's are nice and quite flexible (extremely flexible in the case of the DCX) but there is a learning curve...

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Probably something like 70% HT and 30% music. I believe the room its going in would be something like 12x15x8.


Box is not finished at all.


What kind of Eq would i need, and how much would that run me?


Thanks for the help!!
 

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You can buy a pretty decent sub off the internet for what you're ultimately going to spend with that DIY project and it'll be a known quantity, not some guess as to what the end results will be.
 

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Yeah i can see that i would be better off buying something new off the internet. The DIY sub all in all would run me around $600


Thanks for the advice
 
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