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#1 of 8 HowardCanning

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Posted July 15 2003 - 07:29 PM

Hello! Let me first say that this is my first post, and it looks like a really friendly place here, I'm sure I'll enjoy it!

Anyway, as my first venture into DIY subwoofer building, I was looking on eBay for drivers to build one, and I came across an auction for an SPLX 12" driver and cabinet, for pick up only. I won the bidding at £10 (I assume no one else bid because it was collection only) and the guy then offered to come and deliver it for an extra £10, which you can't refuse!

So basically, I have here a big yellow 12" sub driver (I assume it's a car sub) built into a hexagonal shaped MDF cabinet, of about 2Cubic Ft. I connected it up to my old Tandberg receiver to act as the subwoofer amp :P) and that to my reciever and it sounds pretty amazing!

Here's a photo of it from the auction site, I'll take more photos when I can gather enough energy to lug it in here to use the webcam:

http://ebay2.ipixmed....33dac5/i-1.JPG

The cabinet is finished pretty well, with only a few minor "errors" with the MDF fitting together, and with a bit of sanding, and a nice paint job, it will look pretty nice sitting in my bedroom!


Anyway, do you guys have any advice for a newbie like me, like how to position it (on it's side, facing upward, down firing, etc), what colour to paint it Posted Image , etc? And on the driver's huge magnet it says "SPLX 1250". I could not find any data on this on the web. Maybe one of you guys will have better luck?


Thanks for your input, and be gentle, I'm a newbie! Posted Image


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#2 of 8 TimForman

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Posted July 16 2003 - 01:10 AM

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it looks like a really friendly place here
Yeah, well, these guys have their moments let me tell you. Still, it's better here than a couple of other sites I could mention. The problem is, some of these guys are too smart for their own good, if you know what I mean. Sorry, I don't know anything about your particular sub. I guess for 20 pounds you can't go too far wrong. I started a thread on sub placement you may want to read. I can only offer a couple of basics. Put the sub in a corner of the room. As for which direction to fire the driver you'll have to experiment. Not all subs are made to fire vertically. If it fires horizontally it doesn't make a big difference if it's facing you or not.

#3 of 8 HowardCanning

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Posted July 16 2003 - 01:21 AM

Thanks.
I tried it down firing and it wasn't quite as good as standing upright facing upwards. You could feel it more than hear it when it was down firing :

I think when I've finished "decorating it" with filling in the MDF gaps, paint job, etc, I'll decide whether to place it on it's side facing horizontally or on it's end facing vertically.

#4 of 8 Jason Kleeberg

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Posted July 20 2003 - 12:29 AM

Looks good.

Enjoy your stay here, there's lots of helpful advice floating around.

#5 of 8 TimForman

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Posted July 21 2003 - 07:00 AM

Hey Howard,
I saw this and remembered your post. Look familiar?

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Posted July 21 2003 - 07:10 AM

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The problem is, some of these guys are too smart for their own good, if you know what I mean.

I've never had any idea what that might mean.
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#7 of 8 HowardCanning

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Posted July 21 2003 - 07:16 AM

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Hey Howard,
I saw this and remembered your post. Look familiar?

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That does look strangely familiar...Posted Image

#8 of 8 TimForman

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Posted July 21 2003 - 07:15 AM

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I've never had any idea what that might mean.

Oh sure ya' do. It's like John Nash. Posted Image


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