Simple question about building subs (Is it easy in general)

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  1. MichaelBAr

    MichaelBAr Stunt Coordinator

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    I was just wondering because It looks like it would be fun. I am 15 and have built computers, and all but not a sub. I think I can do it if I buy all the components but is it easy? I don't have a sub but I want one for my room. My budget is probably 160-200. I was probably going to get a dayton sub, or sony/velodyne. If I can find a good used one then I was going to get that.
     
  2. MattD

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    A sealed sub can be easy to build if you have the right tools and patience. What tools do you have access to?
     
  3. GrahamT

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    Matts right, tools and patience are important but it sounds like you have patience if you work on computers. All you really need to build a sub are a drill and a jigsaw and maybe a circular saw if you dont get HD or Lowes to cut the sides of the sub. You could get a 120w plate amp from www.partsexpress.com and a Dayton driver or Shiva if you can afford it. Throw em into a sealed box of your liking and it will be better than a cheap sony or velo sub IMO.
     
  4. Mark gas

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    It is very easy to biuld it you don't mind how it realy looks.
    I would get home depot to cut all the would and glue it and screw it together so you don't have to get clamps. I built a sub in a office. The floor space I had was about 5 by 6 feet. I went to HD at 8 p.m. with a cut sheetand got everything I need, MDF, screws, glue (already had a drill and jigsaw). Started biulding the box at 12:15 pm and was finished buy 3:30 am (raw mdf no finish). [​IMG]
     
  5. MichaelBAr

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    well I don't have that much experience with wood but I know people that are (friends dad is a carpenter and works on building stuff a lot). I'm not going to do it immediately but I'm just trying to get info. I have patience and access to tools. Can I get a pre built cabinet? Where? The ones at parts express are much more expensive than I thought. Does the cab matter?
     
  6. Mark gas

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    A cabinet is easy to build If you know how to use a drill and have a HD near by. Follow my steps in my other post and you should be able to do it in a day. One thing make sure you pre drill your holes.
     
  7. MichaelBAr

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    Also anyone have any detailed plans I can look at? I'm going to give them to my friend so he can tell me if he thinks it is hard or not? Is it essentially a cube with a 10"-12" hole in it? (depending of the woofer size) And other things like legs, varnish, etc. are just for looks. What I want to know is if the inside is complicated. Is it as simple and easy as mark said?
     

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