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First of two Tempest Sonosubs finished

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Gregg Bishop, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Gregg Bishop

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    http://www.ttugly.com/sonosub/final01.jpg
    http://www.ttugly.com/sonosub/final02.jpg

    I have more pictures from the last day of work on it, but these were all I uploaded last night. I have shots of the interior, the mounted driver/terminals, etc.

    It's an Adire Aligned enclosure, made out of 24" Sonotube. Total width is 27", & stands ~40" tall with the legs.

    There are a few minor issues that I don't like, but for the most part it came out as well as I could have hoped for.

    Still working on the second one, it should be even better. Know a few things not to do now, & a few TO do, so the final product should be more polished.

    My amp is out for delivery today, I haven't had a chance to hear it yet.

    Oh, and the biggest single problem I have so far... Now I want to build more.

    Gregg
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    That looks like a monster! I can't imagine two of them.... yikes!

    Nice Job!

     
  3. John_MackieBass

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    good lord thats a large enclosure! What amp?
     
  4. Gregg Bishop

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    It's powered by a QSC RMX850 that I picked up off of ebay. Pretty impressive, doesn't take much cranking at all to be able to feel the impact all through the house. I haven't moved it into it's final spot yet, I had the amp + sub sitting in the middle of the room & 16 gauge wire between them (all I had, I'm getting my 12 gauge today).

    Unfortunately my roommate made me move it to the garage where it's had a fan blowing on it for the last 12 hours. He claims he can smell fumes from it, though I can't smell anything. When I get home today it's going back up though.

    I still need a BFD, but even with the shoddy way I had it running it puts a silly grin on my face every time the signal indicator lights up.

    Gregg
     
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    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    Gregg, I understand your compulsion. It gets better in time. [​IMG]
     
  6. John_MackieBass

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    I'll be getting a BFD for my RE XXX 18" Project VERY shorty! Tempests are great little toys!!
     

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