My finished AV-12 PR subs

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by JasonWUC, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. JasonWUC

    JasonWUC Agent

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    Hi All,
    I finished these about two months ago and have been meaning to send pictures out but my wife and I have new jobs out of our home states and are buying a house. Times are a little busy. [​IMG]

    Thanks for all the information that has been passed around this forum in the past couple of years. The information I've gathered here is invaluable. [​IMG]

    http://community.webshots.com/album/108483989VNWKyY
     
  2. Kevin Hamilton

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    Hey,
    Looks great imo. Really liked the veneer but from what I saw online I don't like the prices, all I saw were 4' x 8' sheets for like $150 :x Too rich for my tastes.

    - Kevin
     
  3. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Supporting Actor

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    Dude

    You and I are building the same sub, I think! The only apparent difference is that mine is going to be double-layered 3/4" MDF, and probably unveneered if it's that expensive. How does it sound? Tight or loose? Loud?
     
  4. Bob K

    Bob K Stunt Coordinator

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    Jason,

    Beautiful job! Congrats.

    I'm always interested to know why people choose the designs they do. What led you to pick the AV-12 PR? And why did you choose to double up?
     
  5. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Those look awesome! Very nice work!

    Guys, veneer isn't that expensive unless you get some exotic stuff. Most oak, maple, and cherry veneers are about $30-$40 a sheet.
     
  6. JasonWUC

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    Thanks All.

    The Kewazinga veneer is a bit expensive. Some of the more common veneers are definitely cheaper but, I didn't want a veneer that you could but at your local Home Depot. I wanted something with a very pronounced grain to it and would work well with cherry furniture. Plus, the WAF of the Kewazinga veneer is very high.

    I chose the PR AV-12s because I didn't want another 15" sub but, I wanted the sub to be able to pound ~20Hz. I know I could of gone with a Shiva, I just didn't. I doubled up because I knew sometime in the future I would want another sub and it is definitely easier to build two at once. Plus I was moving away from my hometown and would therefore no longer have access to my father's extensive woodshop.

    My boxes are 3/4" MDF doubled up. It's just a little hard to see in those pictures. They are definitely loud. I haven't had the chance to crack the volume yet since I'm in an apartment with paper-thin walls. Believe me, I want to sit down and get the levels.

    JWUC
     
  7. LanceEAR

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    Did you use any internal bracing or does a double layer of MDF suffice for an enclosure of that size?


    Thanks.
     
  8. JasonWUC

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    Honestly?
    I should have used internal bracing. I get some vibration on the top of the box. Not audible, but present. Sometime in the future I'll think I'll take that plate amp off and see if I can put some braces in there. Should have braced it in the first place. [​IMG]
     
  9. Shane Morales

    Shane Morales Second Unit

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    Man, that's nice. Hope you get a chance to crank them up soon. [​IMG]
     
  10. JasonWUC

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    New House in 3 months. Two dedicated power circuits for the HT gear. You bet I'm going to crank these up. Most likely when the Wife is shopping. [​IMG]
     
  11. Bryan.T

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    Looks good. I have been debating on getting some PR for my AV-12. But, I already have to turn my sub down.

    Bryan
     
  12. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Very nice subs. I really like the grain on that veneer. Outstanding job !!
     
  13. JasonWUC

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    Thanks All.
     

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