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Sub built and now......... what?


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   AhsanR

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Posted October 21 2005 - 11:30 AM

So for those of you have helped me out, I built an avalanche 15. I was looking for design models, and I was suggested a bunch, but I did the best thing I think I could do, I called Chad from Ascendant Audio and he gave me an EXACT box for my sub to make. This sucker is a bit close to 8 cu ft.... its huge.

NOW its built....... but......

Anyone know of any good places to apply veneer OR make the Avalanche match my rockets??


I have found www.oakwoodveneer.com but 150 bucks is a CRIME to pay... or maybe I'm being cheap seeing as how I've spent over 700 dollars in two weeks.....

Any help would be appreciated to do justice to this sucker.

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   KeithMoechnig

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Posted October 21 2005 - 12:08 PM

Would a gloss black finish work for you? That's a rather cheap and easy way of doing it.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Paul His

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Posted October 21 2005 - 12:25 PM

8 cubic feet - Gloss black finish - easy.

Those words don't go in the same sentence. A large cabinet requires an extreme amount of finishing, sanding, refinishing, sanding, polishing to get a really nice gloss finish.

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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   lee ison

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Posted October 22 2005 - 10:16 AM

ceck out the vinyl veneer at partsexpress , easy to apply.

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   John Wes

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Posted October 23 2005 - 02:52 AM

I take it your speakers are rosewood?

Two thoughts...

First is..there isn't anyway to match your Rockets with the same veneer unless you "buy" the same veneer. Just a thought.

Second is..you'll have to also match the stain.

Added to this is...if you really want to match them, add a top to your cabinet with rounded edges. Use MDF and make it slightly larger than your box. Paint it black with lots of sanded coats then apply a clear coat to it. That should come close to the look of your Rockets...

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Rory Buszka

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Posted October 23 2005 - 04:43 PM

Well, now that you have your sub, the logical next step is to shake the house apart with a good bass-filled movie. That's "what next".
"It sounds like it's barfing out the bass." - Zach

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   AhsanR

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Posted October 23 2005 - 06:17 PM

Well guys I just purchased a.... http://www.partsexpr....number=260-014

from parts express.... since you recommended it. Can anyone vouch for their looks?

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Philip_G

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Posted December 21 2005 - 06:25 PM

Just curious how the cherry worked out for you?