Beginners DIY sub thread

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  1. Andrew Pratt

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    Guys as of late we've seen a lot of new people asking about Sub design and the like and I think it would be very useful to have a thread that’s filled with all the basic info beginners are looking for. I know there have been a lot of well written and concise explanations that would go a long way in helping new DIYers see the light so to speak. Lets puts our minds together and see how much info we can get in this thread then archive it for easy reference.
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  2. Philip Hamm

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    Hey this is a great idea. Please provide links to permanent web sites, or actually post the information right here in this thread. We can create a DIY sub "primer" and archive it for future DIY generations!
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    Well, Andrew, I would hope that you think that I have done my fair share for DIY subs for now. [​IMG] BTW, great idea! It'd be nice if this found a permanent place where we could update and add links (rather than "bump" this post all the tiem) as time marched on.
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    Here is some info on wiring and some other tutorials if you hit the back button at the top of the pageWiring info
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    www.jlaudio.com Go to the tutorials section, it has good wiring and enclosure info!
     
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    Some good sites in hear I didn't know about, I'll add the websites to the DIY page. I'd post links to threads but the threads get old and soon deleted after only a few months.
    Thomas, I'd think that too about not a lot of exposure but the webcounter says it gets about 60-170 hits a day!
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    I've got a web page up and running that I've been updating and modifying for about a year now. I've tried to make it useful for both beginners and advanced DIY'ers. It contains many links to other useful DIY websites, plus product specifications of various Shiva, TC-Sounds, and other sub projects of my own, with Design Theories, PR operation, Servo Sub info, lots of software downloads and other goodies for speaker builders. The site is at http://www.AudioInnovation.com/ Welcome to Innovative DIY.
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    Dan, nice site re-design.
    FYI to all, Dan's a nice guy, will answer your bass questions tiredlessly. He may not hang out here, but he's got some nifty ideas on bass.
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    This is a great idea. I would like to see an algorithm type of thread that would include instructions. When I made my sub I had no idea about volumes, vmax, port design and lengths, etc. For some novices (like myself) it would be nice to have a blow-by-blow instruction guide of how to build a sub.
    I relied on Mike Knapp and TV to guide me through the process. All I knew is that both Mike and TV knew their stuff and then I just followed their suggestions/instructions. I know some will want the technical details relating to each step, others (like myself) just want a kick ass sub.
    FWIW, [​IMG]
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    This has got to be the end all and be all for reference for audio! Its a car site but everything pretty much applies to home audio as well.
    http://www.eatel.net/~amptech/elecdisc/caraudio.htm
    It contains:
    More than 450 diagrams/pictures, 7 .wav files for demos and more than 20 javascript calculators on more than 125 individual web pages to help you to better understand car audio electronics.
     
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