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  1. Fong

    Fong Stunt Coordinator

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    ...before i start ordering stuff.

    getting a 24" x 5' section. will prolly make it ~4' tall (shooting for ~10ft^3)
    tempest
    ava250
    single input cup (binding post)
    12ga home depot wire
    4" flared port (getting a pair of these)
    64oz. of polyfil
    and mdf, plywood, glue, and all that other good stuff.

    am i good to go? hopefully i didnt leave anything important out...



    and i have a few questions to boot:

    should i order the stuff for a tempest now, or is the stryke av15 worth the wait (being released on dec. 14 i believe)? if i do preorder the av15, i'll get the stryke 350 amp on preorder too. there is a small price difference between the tempest and stryke if you preorder. preorders end oct.14, so plz try to answer before then.

    do i have to use PRs w/ the av15? that will raise the price by quite a bit, and i dont know if i can do that. couldnt a pair of 4" flared ports work? i modeled it in winisp and it looked ok w/ the pair of ports. i used the same enclosure for the tempest i modeled, at 340L. from what i've read, i dont think im pushing it to its limits w/ a 350W power supply, but i like the idea of being able to upgrade later.

    is there a difference, performance-wise, between the ava250 and the PE 300-794? if its not significant, then i can just get the PE amp and save some cash.

    thanks for any help i get.
     
  2. Chris Tsutsui

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    The Stryke has to add shipping costs making it $30-35 more than a tempest, but it's up to you whether it's worth the extra money and wait. The PE amp was measured at a bit over 280 watts if I recall and is only $120 which is what I would get.

    "getting a 24" x 5' section." Is that wood? If so you'll need more than that. Took me 2 full 4'x8' sheets of 3/4" MDF.

    For the single input cup (binding post) I recommend the parts express heavy duty cup #260-311.

    12ga home depot wire (I use the Home depot Carol superflex C1364, 3 feet was enough, works great, use shrink wrap or silicone if you want to keep the copper ends insulated)

    4" flared ports by precision are what I used.

    64oz. of polyfil (At walmart they sell 5 lb boxes of premium polyseter stuffing for only $7.50. You can also buy them in 20oz bags for $2 each.

    I used yellow glue/liquid nails and 3/4" MDF from home depot. Screws for the brace, bondo to plug any holes, and sand paper. You'll need legs, I used epoxy and a dowel nub to glue mine. Clamps unless you'll be using a nail gun or screws. I used some solder for wiring, and I got a 12ft Dayton Subwoofer cable #181-642 from PE for $11.70.

    The performance differences between the AVA250 and PE-300-794 are not significant if you do a search. I would save $60 and go the cheaper route.

    Good luck, I think you got all of it covered.
     
  3. Fong

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    oops. im getting a 24" x 5' of sonotube [​IMG]
    thanks for the reply. i think i will go w/ a tempest + the PE amp now, and upgrade later if the av15 is significantly better.
    i'll get something for legs, maybe i'll make some w/ left over mdf.
    very unique looking subs you made there. i like 'em [​IMG]
     

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