Design and Specifications For WATERHEATER Subwoofer

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  1. John Sturge

    John Sturge Stunt Coordinator

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    Seeing a lot of these. So, I would be grateful to anyone who could provide me some specifications for the monster cabinet.

    I need more bass!
     
  2. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Not quite sure what you want. If you want to build your own sonosub. Head over to the DIY Advanced section. You'll get more help over there.
    If you just want to copy what someone else did, feel free to copy mine, follow the link in my signature. Or copy one from one of the links on this page.
    http://members.tripod.com/~terrycthe...um/page12.html
     
  3. John Sturge

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    Very close, but will a Sonotube be able to hold the 10" Klipsch Reference Drivers I picked out?

    Nice sub Dustin, how did you attach the onboard amp to the tube?

    I need more bass!
     
  4. Scott Page

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    You can build a sonotube sub any size you want. I think the stuff comes at least up to 40" in diameter. I can't think of a driver you couldn't fit into THAT!

    My sub:

    12 cubic feet (340 liters)in 24" sonotube

    8" sonotube top-mounted port

    Tuning 15.8Hz

    Driver: Tempest (15") bottom-mounted

    Response: peaks at an incredibly low 14.2Hz.
     
  5. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Well here is an example of how to do a sonotube sub using two drivers.
    http://home.tampabay.rr.com/bpsdesigns/SiloIIPage1.html
    Just use the links at the bottom to navigate his site.
    I assume these are the drivers you are talking about:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...=299-184&DID=7
    Although I'm sure they make a great speaker for a Klipsch RF7 tower (that tower is supposed to be great) they will not make a great sub driver. For comparison it will take 8 of those drivers to match the output of one of these drivers.
    http://www.adireaudio.com/cd/tempest.htm
    And it won't matter how many of them you put into a sub, they won't compare with the above driver below 30hz. Oh and the Tempest is only $140 USD.
    For an explaintion as to why, see this thread (and for reference the sony drivers in this thread will out displace the above 10" driver).
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...&highlight=car
    If you want to build a sub, head over the DIY Advanced section and ask for some help. I and many other members of this form (most of whom know a lot more about the subject then I do), will be glad to help you pick a more appropriate driver (the Tempest may not be for you, I just used it as an example) and design an enclosure for it.
    As for how I mounted the plate amp, go here
    http://ht.s5.com/construction.html
    and search for the word "plate"
    It's first occurence is the paragraph were I explain it.
     

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