Ugly Subwoofer? Do this!

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  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Well,
    I just finished up building my sub-box and I have yet another subwoofer to look at..
    I was so sick of the plain wooden box and the drab-plain looking black sub.
    So, here's what I did
    For the sub box--
    Bought a huge roll of BLACK CONTACT PAPER. This suff just sticks on your sub box like magic! Forget veneer or paint, just buy a $5 roll of this stuff.
    For the subwoofer itself--
    Until I can upgrade to better subwoofers, I'm using some nicer car subwoofers... plain black ones..
    So, you know what I did?
    I painted them with regular white house paint..
    And they look like these:
    [​IMG]
    Hope ya like it,
    Nathan
     
  2. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Sheesh, that's one kick butt set up there. My first DIY sub had the woodgrain contact paper, but the damn thing was still so big it continued to be an eyesore. I do recall first asking Home Depot for the black contact paper and they didn't have it. Maybe I'll tryit with my DIY subs
     
  3. Geoff L

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    All I can say is, glad their your subs and not mine.
    Never paint a Sub Driver cone with, (as Nathan says), house paint! Not a smart thing to do.....
    Nathan please post a shot of you standing next to your very impressive Subs and Screen!
    Boy they sure look great though!
    Geoff
    Oh, now I see, these are not yours.:b
    Hummm, maybe you should give us a pic of yours, rather than someone elses stuff. I at least, would really like to see some pic's of your subs with contact papered cabinets and painted driver cones! [​IMG]
     
  4. RicP

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    You painted the driver cones with house paint? [​IMG]
    I have to leave this thread now before I start to get dizzy...
     
  5. NathanP

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    No!!!!!!
    I only painted the dust-cap NOT the cones..
    I'm not that dumb[​IMG] [​IMG]
    And Geoff, thank you for reminding me..
    No, that is not my setup, I have no Digital camera, so I found an example on a website I had already been to.
    I just painted the cones because of the ugly logo on it,
     
  6. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Dern,

    I do wish I had a camera..

    I made the contact paper look quite nice..

    Instead of bland MDF, I have a nice jet black finish.
     
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    Michael Mohrmann Screenwriter

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    I am looking at the photo, plus reading the comment of using car subwoofers. The first thing that came to mind was "whitewall woofers!".
    Sorry, that's about all I can add to this thread. [​IMG]
    Michael
     
  8. NathanP

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    I'm still trying to decide if I should spend a little money (and have more money for a crt projector) and buy better car subwoofers or spend a bunch more (and be broke for a month or two) on Dual Daytons or Shivas.

    I'm just getting really sick of them cutting out at 30 hertz!

    Well,

    I hopefully I can get a picture up someday of my precious new DIY dual subwoofer box..

    Nathan
     
  9. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Doesn't your school or one of your friends at least have a scanner. Go buy a cheap disposable camera, take a bunch of pictures, develop and scan.
     
  10. NathanP

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    Dustin--

    You Really want a picture, don't you?

    Yes, I have a scanner.

    But, I'm a bit broke after I've spent all of my moo-lah on MDF and contact paper, so I wouldn't be able to get some pictures done.

    Um, I don't go to school either..

    I school at home.

    I'll probably borrow a digital camera or something.. Dad's an A/V enginner, so I'm sure he's got a couple cameras at work.
     
  11. Cam S

    Cam S Screenwriter

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    Did you seriously do that to your subs??? Thankgod you did them to POS subs and not some nice Shiva's, or ANYTHING over $50 in price. How are you going to afford 2 tempests if Contact paper and MDF broke your bank account??
     
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  13. Joe D

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    Personally I'd rather see a product with a nice grain pattern than a plain back finish. But I guess that's my Wood Science background talking.

    If you're looking for a good bass fix, buy a pair of Bass Shakers, they are well worth the money.
     
  14. Dan Hine

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    Awwww....[​IMG] I happen to like my black finish. Now I guess I'll have to start all over again. Damn you!
    Haha, just messin with ya.[​IMG]
    Dan Hine
     
  15. NathanP

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    Wes--

    I'll come by for dinner.. say six 'o clock?

    Cam--

    All of my moo-lah is going into a "projector fund".
     
  16. Brian Bunge

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    Nathan,

    Here's a little tweak to your tweak. Next time, instead of painting over the logo on the dust cap, get some nail polish remover and some cotton balls. Acetone will take the logo off of the dust cap!
     
  17. Dan Hine

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    Nathan,
    I'm a tad confused about one thing. You say your painted subs look like the ones in the picture above but then you say that you only painted the dust caps. So wouldn't they look the exact OPPOSITE of the subs pictured? I am just trying to get a mental image here...
    Does anyone else think that those subs start to look like a pair of eyes staring out you? Weird...[​IMG]
    Dan Hine
     
  18. NathanP

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    [​IMG]
    I did do the very opposite of the picture..
    But, I decided to give something of reference..
     

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