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Seeing as I'm not nearly an expert in building a sexy looking enclosure - I wanted to give Nathan @ Funky Waves some business after seeing how beautiful his work has turned out.


Ordered one of these from Funky Waves in Padauk finish (same as pic on the site) with 3/4" roundover on top and bottom and Neutrik connector, magnets sunken under veneer for grill if I so choose to hide that Sexy LMS driver.



Product Link Page.... http://www.funkywaves.net/catalog.cfm?item=fw_18_0



18" LMS driver is now in house.

Crest 8002 - amp 4000w @ 4ohm

EQ - SMS-1



Ordered Custom Cabinet ONLY...

Funky Waves 18.0 with Rounded Corners upgrade

****Curved Top is also an option, I decided against****

 

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Moving some of the comments and discussion from the other thread.

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^^^^^^^^


That cabinet is nice.


What's the internal volume?
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Wow, at least you got the expensive box. Hope the system works out for you. Are you retrofitting an older motor with this new top assembly? The F18.0 looks killer!
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Warpdrv, I'm sure you're very relieved that the LMS basket appeared, I'm sure it was no fun. That's a nice box that Funky Waves makes. It looks well made and has a great finish. It's probably made out of birch ply, no? What can of bracing do they use? How big is it? It looks to be around 100-L.

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Warpdr, that's a very nice cabinet and it's going to look even better with the 3/4" round over edge. I am also curious about the internal volume?...

Thanks guys... I thought it looked awesome and couldn't resist all the nice large radius corners like my XLERATORS, and Nathan gave me the option of the 3/4" corners on top and bottom - I'm thinkin this one will be with me for a long time.


My rough calc's give me 4.75 (cu feet) = 134.505021 liter internal for a square, then subtract the small volume for the curved sides....

I didn't ask, and maybe Nathan has a direct answer, Its probably close to 4.25 (cu feet) = 120.346598 liter without driver & bracing.





Yeah I wasn't messin around, its really going to be a sideways move replacing the Submersive with this box.... I got the NEW LMS Motor from the guy who dumped the full bridged load of a QSC PL 9.0 into his first venture in DIY, needless to say the results didn't come out too well with the HARD LANDING...



Kyle, I do also have an older LMS motor - and would like to retrofit a new basket to it, can you give me some guidance suggestions for this task.




The box is Birch Ply, here's a link to the product page...
http://www.funkywaves.net/catalog.cfm?item=fw_18_0


Haven't seen his bracing work but I trust his more then capable skills to be more then what I need.


EQ will come in the form of the existing SMS-1 I have in the small single sub bedroom setup of 1800^3


Sorry 88man didn't meant to derail your thread
 

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A small single bedroom at 1800sqft



Lol
 

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A small single bedroom at 1800sqft



Lol

Square or cubic?
 

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Nathan sent me some pics, thought I'd share with you guys...



 

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Square or cubic?

It is 1800 cubes


He misread it
 

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Looking good! It sure would be nice to have a few of those beautiful boxes laying around.
 

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Net internal volume after bracing and driver displacement (lms5400) is right on 98L (3.46cuf). It is very easy for us to custom build one taller if more internal volume is desired.
 

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Warp,


Sweet
 

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Nathan - that is a really slick clamping method you got running there, studying the pics.
 

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As I'm a novice regarding DIY builds...........


What rack mountable amps are recommended for this product and build besides the Crest 8002..........


Will follow intently............

A bridged Marathon ma5050 is a good choice and those usually run about $750-850 a piece.
 

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As I'm a novice regarding DIY builds...........


What rack mountable amps are recommended for this product and build besides the Crest 8002..........


Will follow intently............

Seems the Marathon 5050 would suit your needs just fine - has been growing in popularity around here and showing promising results for a reasonable price.


***** edit *****

Nathan sells this as a fully finished product with onboard plate amp if you so desire.
 

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My two new mal-x's 21's would sure look nice in a couple of them cabs......hummmmmmmmm. It's cold outside AND I'm feeling pretty lazy lol.

That means, I'm going to need 2 for the 21's and 2 for the 18's though....hummm
 

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Thanks......


I better figure on two dedicated 20 amp circuits for two of these beasts....



Glad to have found out about Funky Waves!


You could run a pair of those on a single 20 amp circuit bro....

There is a reason these amps have CAPS - to sustain that power delivery consistently. But if your running new service - I wouldn't stop at a single circuit...


Are you from Canadia...?
 

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The old motor should accommodate the new top, you just don't have a way to align it, but if you buy some thin Teflon strips you can do it and just tighten the bolts down. Put the strips on the inside of the gap (inside of the coil) cut them long and loop them thu the vent hole int he tyoke so you can pull them out.



OR -- if you can hand it over to a machine shop - tape the gap with masking tap and have them cut a 5.310" OD down 0.075" and it should fit perfect.


The hole pattern is what im unsure of. You can mod the frame easier than tapping new holes into the motor so just drill what you need into the soft aluminum.


All of our motors should fit 1/4-20 threaded screws.
 
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