I'm almost done with my sub!

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  1. tom_furman

    tom_furman Stunt Coordinator

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    Just waiting for the tempest to get dropped off at my door. Thank you all for the help. I decided to flush mount my amp like Warrick and I'm proud to say that it looks great sitting in there. a MUCH cleaner look. I'll have pics up soon so that they might help someone else with their sub.

    Here's one tip that I havent seen anyone else do (althoguh I bet it has been done)When I was planning out my port figurations I has doubts about how good a paper port could stick with epoxy to the MDF. Most people bu the port holes to the inside dimension of their port and just butt the port up against the MDF plug and epoxy it. SOOO..I cut the hole in the MDF plug to the outside of the port, and the hole in the encap to the inside of the port. that way the port would have 3/4" all around to epoxy to, yer when you look down the encap it is still a nice straight hole throguh the port.

    I hope that made sense! if not i'll explain it better

    Now 2 questions. Does the fluff (polyester badding) inside the sonotube have to be smooth, or can it have slight wrinkles? I tried to get it as flat as possible though.

    What is the cutout size for a Tempest? I couldnt find it anywhere and want the holes cut so I can pop it in when it gets here.

    Thanks, tom
     
  2. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Tom,

    That's the same way that I do ports when I use straight pipe! Works good!

    Also, I think the Tempest cutout is 14", but don't know that for sure.

    Brian
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    That's how Sunosub II's 6" PVC pipe is attached (though not with epoxy).

    One other tip: please proofread your posts. I still haven't figured out what some words mean in that initial post.
     
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    Pat has the port info on his site. It's a great idea to secure it. Also, the tempest cutout is a little smaller than 14" if I remember right. Do you have the Jasper Jig and a 1/4" spiral bit? If so, I can look for the exact setting for the tempest.
    Edit: Found this but I didn't record the exact setting with the Dewalt/Jasper/1/4" bit. I thought I did... maybe it's on paper at home if I can find it.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...ghlight=cutout
     
  5. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    I cut 13 7/8" for my tempest.
     
  6. Casey H

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    I second Mark's dimension for the Tempest cutout!

    :)
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    You wouldn't think 1/8" makes a difference, but it does for a driver cutout!
     

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