Subwoofers too expensive - need help building my own

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Charles Herbert, May 27, 2005.

  1. Charles Herbert

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    so i decided to make my own subwoofer, but i cant find a place that sells parts for a subwoofer. Anybody have a good place to look? I have tried alot of the links here already, have i missed one?
     
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    Charles:

    I am moving this to the DIY area of the forum as their are a lot of members that have built their own subs in this area.

    Parker
     
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    Go to SVS and just buy one... I doubt if you are going to save more than a hundred or two dollars. I guess though if you want to take up several week nights making the thing to save that much for go for it. Not a lot of profit in these and if you don't build them right your wasting your time and money...
    I have had two friends that have tried the DIY and it sounded interesting to me as I used to love to work with wood and make things. After seeing theirs and also compairing pricing with SVS. I chose just to buy one. Everyone has their own way of doing things though so all's cool!
     
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    Consider a 15" Dayton quatro woofer from Parts Express and the 240w plate amplifier from Parts Express. It was a nominal 200 watts but has a measured output into 4 ohms of 240 watts. Put the Quatro woofer into a vented box. Others here can clue you in about what dimensions and port diameter/length/quantity is needed to get the most from a vented Quatro 15".
     
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    How much do you want to spend on this project? Rory's suggestion is a good one. In fact, it was the one I was planning to build before the 500 watt PE amp went on sale.[​IMG] I still spent under $400. I had the lumberyard whene I bought my mdf (medium density fiberboard, the stuff you make the box out of) and had the tools to finish it myself.

    As of this coming Tuesday I will have been a civil servant for 29 years, so if I can do it, it should be a walk in the park for you.

    The box does have to be rather big if you portit, but if you have the room for it, it is worth it.

    I wish I could say I've heard other subs to compare it to, but the one I've heard that would be better (infinite baffle (built into the wall) with 4 15" drivers) was one I heard over two years ago. Of course, it sounded great, but I love mine, too.
     

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