looking for some feedback on diy sub setup

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  1. JoeGibs

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    I'm going to be replacing alot of my audio equipment and building a better sound system. This is going to be going in my dorm room, so its a relatively small room. I'm going to be going a bit overboard with it, but i'm looking to the future as well.

    I'm planning on buying a Dayton 15" Titanic MKIII from partsexpress(dot)com I'd give the link, but i'm a n00b so it doesnt let me post links. I plan on powering it with the 500 watt plate amp also available at partsexpress(dot)com.

    I entered the specs of the sub into winisd, and figured a 12 cf gross box tuned to 18 hz would work perfectly. After port and sub displacement, the box comes out to be exactly 10 cf.

    I really dont know much about home theater, i'm more into car audio and i'm attempting to cross over to home theater. I'm never in my car anymore due to me living on campus, so i figure i might as well take my hobby into my dorm room.

    any comments/suggestions are welcome
     
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    Are you aware of how large a 12 cube box is? [​IMG]
     
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    Check out sonotubes. A sonosub will weigh a fraction of a box sub made of MDF. This could be an important factor if you move frequently. Which you probably will considering you'll be asked to leave your residence shortly after firing up that killer sub. [​IMG] Seriously, I've built a 2.5 cu ft sealed sub and a 5 ported cu ft sonosub and the sonosub weighs less and is easy to move around.
     
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    [​IMG] very aware of how large and how heavy the box is going to be. My plan is to put the sub box on the floor, put a board on top of that and then 4 pvc pipes about 11 inches high on that to support another board up above, in the middle i'll have my receiver, cd player, dvd/cd player, ps2, all my dvd's, and possibly the amp for the sub. Then on the top shelf i'm going to have my tv in the middle, with my tower speakers on both sides of the tv. This all has to fit under a lofted bed, along with my mini fridge and microwave. space is tight, but it all fits *perfect*. I'm also not really concerned about the weight, as long as it fits in my jeep, its all good.
     
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    I'm at Purdue University, and I think that your idea of having 10 cu. ft. sub boxes is a bad one. I know, because it's almost hard living with my 3-cubic-foot AV12 enclosure. The bass from the AV12 powered by the 500w plate amp sure does draw a crowd, though. You're probably doing something wrong if your driver needs a 10 cubic-foot box.
     
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    i modeled both a 3cf box and a 10cf box both tuned to 18 hz in winISD. I'm still a n00b to the forum so it wont let me post links or links to pictures, so if someone wants to see the difference between a 3cf box and a 10cf box, i'll send you the links in a PM if it'll let me.

    i have the space so its not an issue. When i do move out, me and a bunch of friends are most likely moving into a house, so i'll have plenty of room there to put this box
     

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