Your opinions on this subwoofer kit please...........

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  1. SteveSpoon

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    Although I am quite handy with tools, I don't think I could build one as good as this one for my 12" Dayton DVC. Anybody have any experience with this cabinet from Parts Express? Any other suggestions appreciated. I think I just might treat myself to an early Christmas present!! Thanks a lot.

    Steve

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=9385&DID=7

    Can somebody hot link this for me?
     
  2. SteveSpoon

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    Guess it's an automatic hotlink!!

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  3. Brian Bunge

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    Steve,

    For about $20 more you can get a subwoofer enclosure with a black textured finish. The only downside is that you'd have to handle cutting out the woofer hole yourself.

    If you're interested, check out part# 302-820.
     
  4. SteveSpoon

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    Do you think they are the same cabinet? One says that it weighs 70 pounds, while the other says 45 pounds.

    Steve
     
  5. Brian Bunge

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    The unfinished cabinet is 1" MDF vs. only 3/4" MDF for the finished cabinet. The 1" MDF cabinet will be more rigid but it may not be necessary. It's up to you as to which cabinet you'd prefer.
     
  6. SteveSpoon

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    I think I'll have to go with the 1" cabinet. Not because it may be more rigid, but because the cabinet is unfinished, and I can paint it pink[​IMG]

    For me, I think by purchasing that cabinet is the way to go. Have a PE 250 Watt plate amp that needs a home like the 12"DVC. I think we have a pretty good sub in the making.

    Thanks Brian.

    Steve
     
  7. Dan Hine

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    I built a sub using the cabinet you linked to, Steve. In fact, it was the first sub I ever built! It's a rock solid cabinet and was pretty easy to put together. The one I built first held a Dayton DVC 12" and the now has an Eminence LAB 12. Both have provided great results.
     
  8. SteveSpoon

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    Hey Dan: That is good to hear. I am curious what the Eminence LAB 12 is. Where can I read up on this driver, just in case I feel I need two subs??!!!!!

    Steve
     
  9. Brian Bunge

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    Steve,

    That is another major benefit. You can finish it however you want. [​IMG]

    The Eminence LAB 12 driver is also available from PE. Just do a search for it on their website.
     
  10. Dan Hine

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    Steve,

    The LAB 12 is a driver that was designed by Eminence specifically for a folded horn design. While a good driver in it's own right, for the application you have and cabinet you'll be using the DVC 12" would be a better option. [​IMG]
     
  11. SteveSpoon

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    Thanks for the additional background info. I just HATE to miss out on a good deal!!

    Steve
     

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