Wow! Finished my MkII Titanic/PE 250 watt amp combo

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Eric Massey, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. Eric Massey

    Eric Massey Agent

    Joined:
    May 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    After a weekend of inhaling MDF sawdust I finally finished making the enclosure for my Dayton Loudspeaker Titanic mkII 12" Titanic and my partsexpress 250 watt amp.
    The internal volume is roughly 4 cubic feet and I used a 4" flared precision port to achieve a tuning frequency of 22hz. After hooking this baby up, all I can say is WOW. Even with the volume about halfway up, pictures were falling off the wall, I could visibly see molding on the walls flexing, and light fixutres were rattling in adjacent rooms.
    But as we all know, volume isn't what it's all about. On everything from Bach Organ to Heavy Metal rapid-fire double bass, I found this sub to be quick, accurate, and overall very musical. On anything below 40hz it really knocks your socks off.
    To finish the project, I wrapped the MDF in Partsexpress black ash vinyl laminate. This was my first time with the stuff, so the finish isn't perfect (edges not perfectly flush in some places, sides not perfectly smooth) but from more than 3 feet away I can't notice anything, and it looks good enough for the dorm room it's going in!
    Here are some pictures for anyone interested, but you'll have to cut and paste the url's into your address bar since Geocities won't let me link to them on here.
    http://www.geocities.com/erichmassey/wooffront.jpg
    http://www.geocities.com/erichmassey/woofbot.jpg
    http://www.geocities.com/erichmassey/woofback.jpg
     
  2. george king

    george king Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 29, 1999
    Messages:
    625
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is pretty much the sub that I was thinking about, except in a sealed box. A quick question, what are the outer dimensions of your box.

    Thanks a bunch
     
  3. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Eric,

    The sub looks great. From what you've described, it must sound even better.

    Have you calculated what your total cost outlay was for this project? I'm sure you're probably under $400.00.

    Also, if there were some areas of the MDF that the vinyl didn't cover, you could always use a permanent black marker to make some touch-ups, if needed.
     
  4. Eric Massey

    Eric Massey Agent

    Joined:
    May 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    George:

    The box is 21" x 21" x 21" and the legs are 4" wide x 4" long x 4.25" tall.

    The sub cost $150 from partsexpress and they had the amp on sale for $119.00. The port tube cost about $12.00 and the sheet of MDF was $30.00.

    So, the total cost was about $310.00.
     

Share This Page