Finally, some pics of my own!

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Dan Hine, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

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    Ok, I finally built something worth posting! Too bad it isn't for me.

    Dayton DVC 12" Sub

    The cabinet is built using 3/4" birch plywood and 3/4" hardwood square stock from Lowes. The SS was glued to the edges of the ply and then cut mostly even and sanded the rest of the way. Then I just glued up the cabinet using simple butt joints. There are two braces that connect the front, back and sides together. It's not the MOST sturdy cabinet I've made but I played my bass mechanic DVD today twice today loud enough to drive me to the other room and its still fully intact (and even though loud as hell, it sounded great throughout).

    The sub uses a Dayton DVC 12" driver and is in a 4cubic foot box tuned to around 20-21hz. I used a 4" flared port from Madisound. Even at full output there are no noise issues from the port and that's with me sitting right next to the port. More than enough for this driver. Powering it is an amp I stole from an old Radioshack sub. I know I know...but budget was a big concern and to be honest I like the sound better than my current set up of Dual SVS drivers (basically 25-31's) running of an Adcom amp. It's very clean, very articulate and I'm sure the owner will love it (which is what matters, right?).

    Upon Brian Bunge's advice I used Behlen Solar-Lux dye (medium red mahogany to be exact) and Minwax wipe on poly. I don't remember how many coats of the dye I used but I have half a bottle left...EASILY worth the $9.95 I spent on it. About 8-9 coats of poly later, I get a very nice shine and good protective finish. The bass mechanic cd/dvd has sweeps and tones so I guess I could take some measurements if I get the chance...but I'll be delivering it tomorrow so I can't promise anything. But for these ears which have heard plenty of subs, it sounds wonderful. [​IMG]

    That should pretty much cover it. This has been a popular driver on this board for awhile, but if anyone has any specific questions feel free to ask. Thanks to everyone for their inspiration to start this hobby of DIY subs and speakers. Expect to see a 5.1 system using Stryke kits and a dual sealed sub (two drivers, one cabinet) within the next month.

    - Dan Hine
     
  2. Very nice! I am glad you completed my pre-paid sub so soon. I'll be waiting for it in the mail. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jake K

    Jake K Stunt Coordinator

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    It looks great, and if it really is as good as you say then I should be quite pleased with my AV15 sub which should be done in a couple weeks, if the driver ships when it should.

    Could you go into detail about the entire finishing process, I would like to get my future AV15 enclosure to look like that.
     
  4. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

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    Anthony,

    Ha...ha...hahaha...[​IMG]


    Jake,

     
  5. Allen Ross

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    oh the fun i will have with two cabs 22"X15"10" [​IMG]
     
  6. Patrick Sun

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    The only thing that bugged me about the wipe-on poly is that I'd get some cloth strands from using the old t-shirts when I applied the stuff to the veneer (and the strands would catch on the minute wood splinters/grain). But it is pretty easy, but just takes patience between coats. [​IMG]
     

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