Shiva... redux

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Dave Poehlman, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I'm going tonight to get the MDF and plywood for my new and improved Shiva enclosure (I sold my old 101.5L).

    Here is my plan:

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    It's an 85L sealed enclosure that stands about 3' tall and 16" square.. downfiring. The top is going to be oak and the body a matte black. This look will match my current coffee/drink table and I plan to build a future entertainment center to tie it all in:

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    I'm excited... just had to vent.
     
  2. David Lorenzo

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    Cool [​IMG]

    Post some pics when it's done.
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Bet you guys thought I'd never get it done, eh?

    Well, here it is in its new home (the picture is a little washed out.. cheap 35mm camera flash!):

    http://mywebpage.netscape.com/skipjack3001/shiva1.jpg

    Here is a picture of the 130 Watt ApexJr amp mounted on the back.

    http://mywebpage.netscape.com/skipjack3001/shiva2.jpg

    And finally, here it is in relation to the drink table it was modeled after (the top lifts off for storing games and unused remotes [​IMG] ):

    http://mywebpage.netscape.com/skipjack3001/shiva3.jpg

    The top is birch plywood stained with english oak stain and coated with 3 coats of satin polyurethane. The body is MDF, with clear pine slats tacked on the outside to resemble the panelled construction of the drink table. Everything is glued to avoid rattles. The body is then covered with 2 coats of PVA primer and 3 coats of satin black paint.

    This is my first downfiring sub and I really like it. I have to calibrate it yet, but it really fills the room. I was worried that in its small corner, I would have some wierd nodes.. but so far that hasn't been the case.

    Now, I just need ideas on what to set on top of it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Kyle Richardson

    Kyle Richardson Screenwriter

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    Very cool! Looks like a job well done.
     
  5. Allen Ross

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    how long before the entertainment center is done?
     
  6. Dave Poehlman

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  7. Bill Leber

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    Very nice! How dead is it? If you put a vase on top of it would it rattle and fall off?
     
  8. Dave Poehlman

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    Hi Dave,
    Your old 101.5 is being put to good use with a shiva powered by the tried and true PE 250 heavily stuffed. I see your replacement project is rolling along just fine. Nice work.
     
  10. Dave Poehlman

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    Hey Ross! Thanks. I'm glad to see you could put the old enclosure to use!
     

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