Ok Want to Rebuild a new Sub

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  1. BrandonL

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    Not too long ago (5months) I built a sub using a Swan something with an Apex Jr. Amp in rectangular box I made. Now I want to try something that will give me tight bass (plus I got a better paying intern). I was hoping to maybe build a Sonosub if that would be most cost effective. If I was able to build a box just using a Jigsaw and drill, can I make a Sonosub with the same tools? I did the circle with a jogsaw and followed my compass markings. What is a reasonably good driver and amp to use, and are there still any deals (last time someone recommended I buy a Shiva driver and there was some discount). Just in case, I am running an Onkyo 575x might upgrade later, a 27inch Wega, and my 3 fronts are the Audioreview.com Speakers with 2 Polk Rears. I am really looking for the kind of bass that kicks you, no boom whatsoever. What I madebefore gives me a pretty decent kick but I know I can do better the second time around. Please suggestions wanted. =) Oh yeah this is for a bedroom, so about 20 by 15 feet roughly.
     
  2. Jeff Rosz

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    cost effective?... if you can find someone to split the cost of the tube, or find a supplier who will sell you just the length you need. a sheet of mdf is about $15. tube will cost more depending if the supplier makes you buy a whole stick (but if you wanted to build more than one, then yer in like flynn). i think i paid like $50 for a 10' tube.
    same tools as a box?... yes, but circles are so much easier and accurate with a router and a jig.
    good driver and amp?... tons, they are all over this board.
    sounds like the equipment you listed is a pretty nice bedroom setup. how low and how loud and how big can you afford/fit? answer this first. if you havent already, check out the "sonotube project link". i now yield the floor to patrick, hehe. [​IMG]
     
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    Hello? Someone say my name?
    Brandon, do give a size/dimension constraint as well as budget. Can't really do much until then...
    I can't imagine doing the circular endcaps without a router and circle jig. You can try and rig up circle jig with a jigsaw, but I don't think you'll be happy with the aesthetics of the results.
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    I didn't even realize about cutting the endcaps into circles. Hmm I would have to the attachment for my jigswa to cut a circle then. Hopefully that would work. Well I am hoping to spend around $100 for the driver and no more than $200 for the amp. I probly have enough mdf left over from messing around using it for other things. I wouldnt be able to pay for all this till about 2-3 weeks so I have some time to get familiar with what I need to look for.
    Size wise, I dont want it to be taller than 2.5 feet if possible. I did like the pictures where the person used it as a coffee table, that would be a nice height.
    Another question is, is there a link to making the sonotube? Because I was looking at the links last night and they are mostly pictures, but no real instructions on what is needed.
     
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    click on the sonosub links in patrick's signature
     
  6. Greg Monfort

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    >Not too long ago (5months) I built a sub using a Swan something with an Apex Jr. Amp in rectangular box I made. Now I want to try something that will give me tight bass
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    Details please, as the alignment determines how 'tight' it is. I've built many a sub, fullrange speakers using the 305, and all were 'tight'.
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    Ahh explain to me what you mean by alignment? Maybe that can help, if possible it seems like it would be easier for me to build a better cube box, the one I made before is more of a rectangular shape.
     
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    The alignment is based on the cab volume/tuning (Fb), so what is yours?
    Assuming a
     

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