my first DIY sub complete........

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  1. Joe Meissner

    Joe Meissner Stunt Coordinator

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    just a couple more coats of varnish and it will be all done. Its late so I dont have time to go into more detail but here is the picture.
    sorry about the crappy digital cam.
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    comments welcome
     
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    Hey looks good Joe, very good. Did you get a chance to try it out yet? Let us know how it sounds!
     
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    Looks great Joe.

    Give us some construction details when you get a chance.

    Jeff
     
  4. Joe Meissner

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    thanks guys. i think it turned out good for my first try.
    you can go to this thread to see the specs and an early construction pic. http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...750#post648052
    It was 1:30am when i wheeled this thing into the house. so i still havnt been able to crank it up. But i did wake up my 10 month old with it last night.[​IMG] so i was up until 2:30.
    This thing improved my whole system. It just gives everything a cleaner fuller sound. even at low volume this thing was shaking the house pretty good. and the driver was barely working.!![​IMG] I will give a better report when i actually get it dialed in and a chance to turn it up a bit.
     
  5. Joe Meissner

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    I want to leave work early soooooooooooo bad[​IMG] . I am obsessed with this project. all i want to do is go home and see what this thing will do.[​IMG] somebody call my boss and tell him i have to leave[​IMG]
     
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    Sounds like a Migraine headache is in order. : ) Let us know how it sounds. I'm very curoius since I'm doing about the same thing. Later.
     
  7. Joe Meissner

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    whaaaaaa whoooooooooooooooooo [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] time to go home. im going to try and get my dads digital camera and get some better shots of the sub. thats if i can pull my self away.[​IMG]
     
  8. Joe Meissner

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    here is a couple more pics
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    I was able to test out JP3, Pearl Harbor & the matrix tonight at high volume. all i can say is [​IMG]
    for only a 120watt amp on this thing i am very impressed. this was the first time my 3 year old daughter was afraid while watching JP3.[​IMG] although on this movie i can see where more wattage would be a good thing. but all in all for only putting $120(new) into it it sounds awesome. and really the only time i think i could use a better amp would be when demo-ing my setup to others for short periods of time.
     
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    Joe, would you be willing to help me out via HTF or e-mail when I start a sub this summer? I want to do an enclosure just like yours but with an Adire Tempest. It will be the ported Adire Alignment of 214L. Mega Bass!! [​IMG] I will also be using the 250w plate amp from PE.
    I've already made one DIY sub with a 12" DVC and a 15" Passive Radiator, but would like more extension!
    Damn this stuff is addicting!
     
  11. Joe Meissner

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    Glad you like it.......but
    I dont know if im the one you want helping you out[​IMG]
    this was my first DIY project(speaker) myself. Dustin B. And Patrick S. would be the guys to talk to. they helped me out alot. I will be glad to give you any pointers i can but im just a newby at this.[​IMG]
    good luck
    Joe
    P.S. I checked out your web site and it looks like you have a nice setup going there. very impressive[​IMG]
     
  12. Joe Meissner

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    [​IMG]
    Just got a PE250 amp and holy cow what a difference. My old amp had a boost on it that wouldnt let my sub get down below like 32hz. now i am getting below 20hz. i watched Titan AE last night and was just blown away with the bass i was missing. even though it sounded pretty good before it is so much better now.
    I am hooked on DIY. I'm trying to talk everyone i know into building there own sub.
     
  13. Chris Tsutsui

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    I always laugh when I hear the bass scene during titan AE's ice crystal chapter.
    During a few collisions of glacier crystals I believe the noises get down to 20hz.
    What I love to do is play a 23hz test tone in bursts which makes my dogs start to bark. btw, I have an adire alignment tempest w/ PE amp.
    Good Job with your Sub, it probably is the first thing people notice when they walk in the room kind of like mine.
     
  14. Joe Meissner

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    Yes people do notice it right away.[​IMG] then they want to hear what it sounds like right after. [​IMG] then the wife gets pissed[​IMG] but she is actually getting used to it now. the only thing we ever had in that corner was baby toys. she did like the way i built it like a end table, way better than just a black box like she thought i was building.[​IMG]
     

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