Tempest in a sonotube - got some questions.

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  1. Lynn Johnson

    Lynn Johnson Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello everyone,

    I would like to build my first ever sub or speaker, but I'm starting from scratch. I've read numerous threads on the subject, but like I say, I'm starting from scratch and need to educate myself as much as possible on the subject before I can successfully design the sub. First, can someone link me to a place to explain what all of the parameters mean? I will mainly be basing this sub on someone else's successful plans since this is the first, but would like to understand the terminology used in WinISD to possibly tweak a future design to my liking. I picked up The Loudspeaker Design Cookbook for future use(would like to build some speakers at some point too), but it's just over my head right now. I don't plan to learn this stuff overnight, but I've got time, so any advice is welcomed! Love this site and thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Lynn Johnson

    Lynn Johnson Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks so much Patrick! Gobs of good info there...now, is there any way to make the cylinder portion of the sonotube sub look good? Is there any REALLY thin layer I could apply to sonotube(that has wood-like properties) that I apply a nice black paint job onto, which would look like black painted wood? Ideas? I would just paint the tube black, but I don't think you can escape the look of a toilet paper roll. Also would like to do something other than a fabric if it's reasonably do-able. Thanks again...

    Lynn
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    I think it's time to roll out the "Bass Maker(tm)"
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    I just used construction paper for this gag cover for my Sunosub I. [​IMG]
     
  5. TimForman

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    That's awesome. I think I'll wrap my water heater in construction paper too!
     
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    btw
    Good morning Lynn!
     
  7. Lynn Johnson

    Lynn Johnson Stunt Coordinator

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    What's up Tim(I work with Tim btw)? Hey does your buddy(the cabinet maker) have any ideas on how to finish a sonotube? Happy New Year everyone!
     

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