DIY Sealed Tempest Pics

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  1. BrianMu

    BrianMu Stunt Coordinator

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    Here is a web page I created with some pictures of my new DIY sealed Tempest. All I can say is I love this thing! I'm so glad I went DIY because there's no way I could have bought anything even remotely close to this for $300. Plus I got to choose the exact design and finish. DIY is definitely the way to go!
    Thanks to those who helped with my questions!
    Here it is:
    http://home.cinci.rr.com/reefsite/sub.htm
    Brian
     
  2. Martice

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    Excellent sub!! Very good looking finish. What is the tuning of your cabinet?
     
  3. Mike_Ped

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    AWESOME! Very nice looking sub!

    Yer right, DIY IS the way to go. I'm actually putting the finishing touches on my Tempest bases Sonosub, and this thing sounds awesome! With DIY, you can't buy anything even remotely close if you want the same performance for the price!

    Mike
     
  4. Andrew Pratt

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    nicely done!
     
  5. Jeffrey Noel

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    Awesome Brian! Absolutely gorgeous!

    I am actually going to be building the 142.5L Shiva+PR sub design that Adire has on their website. It will look quite a bit like yours with the black front and back.

    Keep up the good work!!
     
  6. Richard Fernandez

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    Looks Great[​IMG]
     
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    Yes, very nice job on the look and finish of your new sub, and the costs/performance can't be beat! Welcome to the Sub Club!
     
  8. BrianMu

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    Thanks for the comments. I am really pleased with how my first DIY speaker turned out. I think eventually I'll be replacing the rest of my speakers with new DIY speakers. I am now totally convinced that DIY is the way to go. Those of you who've been answering my questions on this sub know that I have a kitchen floor to install first though[​IMG]!
    Brian
     
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    Sweet! So you didn't use veneer? Is that the plywood finish?
     
  10. BrianMu

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    That's correct, Jeff. I originally thought of veneer but decided against it for two reasons. I didn't want to work with veneer and I didn't want square corners or the nightmare of figuring out how to make rounded corners with veneer. The 1/4" plywood was very easy. I cut it to the outside dimensions of the enclosure which left a 1/4" notch in all of the corners. I ripped some oak boards to 1/4" x 1/4" x 23", glued them into the notches, and used a 1/4" round over bit in my router to round them. I plan to use this process for any other speakers since it was so easy. Since the grain of the plywood is running the same way as the oak strips, they tend to blend in and dissapear - making it look like one huge "block" of oak.

    Brian
     

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