My finished sub

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by HowardCanning, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. HowardCanning

    HowardCanning Auditioning

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    Just thought I'd share with you lot some images of my finished DIY subwoofer and my overall system.

    I bought the basic hexagonal box and driver from eBay and spent a couple of weekends getting rid of the imperfections in the woodwork, sealing every last gap in the wood, and painting it.
    The driver is a 12" car driver and is in excellent overall condition. This whole thing cost me about £30.

    About a week later I decided to add a port, so went and bought some drainpipe, calculated the port length and drilled the hole. I could immediately notice much less distortion, far deeper bass and less excursion to reach deeper levels.

    I'm extremely happy with this. Instead of spending loads of hard earned money on a manufactured sub, I spent around £30 and have one that sounds very close! It integrates with the rest of my system superbly and generally sounds fantastic. Those terribly overblown light-sabre sound effects in SW Episode 2 give it a good work out! [​IMG]

    So there you have it. Questions or comments? Don't hesitate to ask/mention.


    If you want to see pics you'll have to PM/Email me as I can't post them until I reach 15 posts [​IMG]
     
  2. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Screenwriter

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    What driver? What are the details of the enclosure?
     
  3. HowardCanning

    HowardCanning Auditioning

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    It's an SPLX car driver.
    Sounds really good for what it is.
    The enclosure is a really basic hexagonal shape. No stuffing or anything [​IMG]
     
  4. TimForman

    TimForman Supporting Actor

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    I'm glad the port experiment worked out for you. I know you had very little information to work with. Congrats.
     

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