Mid Q sealed Tempest completed (help to load pics here)

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  1. Alex_P

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    I'd like to thank everyone that help me through my first DIY project. I've completed the Adire Mid Q Sealed Tempest sub about 2 weeks ago. I hadn't have a chance to post it here (too busy messing around w/ the sub [​IMG] ) After calibration and try a few placements out in my room. This speaker kick a**. Recently, I watched Daredevil DTS... The bass is tight and clear, just awesome. I did spend a nite down in U-571. I watched these movies w/ 10db under reference level. I just can't imagine when I crank it to reference level (can't really do it cuz' I live in an apartment complex, maybe I will try it on the weekend [​IMG] ). BTW, I am using the 250W amp from PE. Finished with a truckbed liner. I love the sound and the outcome of my sub. I think I did a pretty good job on it for being a first timer. I just don't know how to post pics here so that you can can comment on it... Can anybody show me how to post pics here. Would greatly appreciated.

    Once again, thank you all... Without your help, I'll probably still using an 8" sub.

    Alex,
     
  2. KyleGS

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    Sounds very similar to my project. I'm interested in seeing your pictures. Mine final Q is ~.7 after stuffing.
     
  3. Alex_P

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    Here are some pictures. The pictures are that clean due to my cheap 2.0 megapixels digital cam. I will borrow a better camera this weekend. Hope you guys can see pics.


    Did not work [​IMG]

    Alex,
     
  4. Alex_P

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    Guess I didn't post the pics correctly. Here goes the website to those pics. Hope I did it right this time. I will upload better pics as soon as I can borrow a better digital cam.

    My Adire Mid Q Sealed Tempest

    Alex,
     
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    Bandwidth is dead. [​IMG]
     
  6. Alex_P

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    Cheap geocities.com. Sorry. Don't know how to post a pix here [​IMG]
     
  7. Alex_P

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    Up and working...very nice...
     
  9. Bob K

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    Alex,

    Congratulations. You're going to love your sub -- it sounds like you already do! I agree with you on the output: I'm using a 250W plate amp as well (Adire's AVA 250 rather than the PE) in a large room and I have to keep turning it down!

    Have fun!

    Tempest Construction Pix: http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/m...view_album.php
     
  10. Alex_P

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    Bob,

    First of all, I would like to thank you. I looked at your site for info and how to put the box together [​IMG] Your site really help me through my project. This sub impresses me so far. With 10db under reference level, when I watch SWII, the scene when the starship flies over the darn thing shake my whole apartment [​IMG] With that in mind, I only have my sub gain level at about 1/4 up. I just can't imagine when I really turn it 1/2 way or listening it at reference level... I will give it a try this weekend [​IMG]

    BTW, I just upload more pix w/ a better quality camera. Here is the link to my album:
    My DIY Mid Q Sealed Tempest

    Alex,
    p.s. I'm still looking for ways to tweak the sub, anyone have any suggestions on how to maximize/optimize my sub without breaking my bank account? It's a mid q sealed tempest powered by 250W from PE. Thanks all...
     

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