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  1. matthew_rm

    matthew_rm Second Unit

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    Well, I need to know what kind of tools I will need to build a simple sub. It's going to be a box, and I want it to have a nice finish.
    Really, all I need is a tool to make a ROUND hole. I am going to learn how to mount the drivers layer. I will be asking more on the BB when I have the right tools. I won't start unless Im sure I know what I'm doing[​IMG]
    I was thinking of using a Car audio driver. (Sub) Will this work? For now, I will be using a sony minisystem as the amp. (If it keeps shutting off, I will buy something else)
    And advice would be great![​IMG]
     
  2. The easiest thing to build is a sonotube subwoofer.
    Pat has some exceedingly well documented subs that you should look at
    http://www.patcave.com/
    To build a sonosub, you really only need a router, jasper jig (www.partsexpress.com), and a drill. A jig saw will make life easier for trimming down sonotube or for internal bracing.
    If you want a box, then you will need access to a table saw as well.
    MOST car audio subs are inadiquate for home theater. There are a ffew exceptions. List your driver and we'll see. T/S parameters will really help (Vas, Qtc, Fs etc).
    Your sony amp will DIE if it tries to power the sub.
    What type of budget do you have? Is this for music or HT?
     
  3. eric

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    if youre gonna do this, make sure to have a video camera handy...cuz id like to see some footage of the meltdown! [​IMG]
    yes, that is a bad idea, even for a short time. its better to save, and buy the right thing in the first place, than to have to replace something, and still need the other part.
    eric
     
  4. Ron D Core

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    The least you can do really is make a box, use that sub, just get a sub amp. The 100 watt one from parts express would work ok depending on the driver.
     
  5. matthew_rm

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    Well, I found the DAYTON 12" TITANIC MKII SUBWOOFER 4 OHM and it looks great! Can anybody else think of a cheep driver that would be better??
     
  6. Not better, but in the more economical bracket is the BPD1201. Bill is taking orders now and has a 5% off on the pre-order.
    www.missiondigital.net
    THis driver does like the larger enclosures compared to some other 12's, but you ca get away with a 150watt amp.
     
  7. matthew_rm

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    If people can use old, low power pro logic or 2ch recievers, why wouldn't the sony work. In 2 ch, it has more power then the OnkyoSR600 running in 5.1[​IMG]
     

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