So im building a HT subwoofer using the adire tempest...

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  1. cRaZe

    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    i already have most of the peices glued together and the box sides are together...

    all thats left is making the bottom baffle for ports and driver and some legs and clamping the top lid on as well ...

    :bowdown:

    10.5^3 is motherfucking huge in person .. they werent kidding about big box. :rofl: :eek3:

    im going to have to miracle my box up the stairs as heavy as it will be ...
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    oh yea and it turns out since this was my first time working with wood that the jigsaw can never lose!!!

    i cut EVERYTHING including the holes with it.. :mamoru:
     
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    Sounds cool. I'm thinking of doing a Shiva pretty soon. Got pics? And what are you using to power it?
     
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    You cut ALL the wood with a jigsaw? :eek3:

    Man that must have taken awhile
     
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    working long and hard for 4 days straight.. and i don't even have a proper table... im using big plastic bins that are stable side by side. :rofl: :rofl:

    i just cut the peices as close as i could and then i would use a long metal ruler to compare identical peices and then sandpapered everything flush to each other...

    the jigsaw is god! (as long as you cut extremely slow) :o
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    pics

    that top lid isnt attached its just resting on it... ive got a bit more sanding to do until im satisified with the fit.

    using liquid nails for the joints and etc and I have silicone I on standby to caulk the inner seams.
     
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    What kind of finish is going on it?
     
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    the kind that sprays out of a can :rofl:

    i'm not to worried about looks since i have a theater room its always dark anyways and you dont watch the sub to boot..
     
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    :bigthumb: I'm thinking I'll do mine in a flat black. :dunno: It'll be out of sight anyways.
     
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    Booom?????
     
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    better be :squint:

    (you came back?)
     
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    What are you thinking your total cost is going to be?
     
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    since i did not have any tools a bit higher...

    tempest - 150 shipped
    rythmik audio amp - 160 shipped
    2 fp3 port kits - 40 shipped
    mdf - 55
    liquid nails - 2
    caulking gun - 4
    silicone - 2
    drill - 40
    drill bit kit 150 peices - 20
    jigsaw - 40
    long metal ruler - 2
    assorted screws and tee nuts - 10
    4 wood clamps - 52
    speaker wire connecters - 2
    =579 total for me give or take

    seeing a monster subwoofer box in your house that YOU built that absolutely pounds the fuck out of everything even at 20hz ... priceless :o

    I got the sub hooked up and after some careful calibration and setting the level's.... it is fucking insane ..

    i have NEVER heard bass this clean or low in my life... this is the first time i've experienced powerful sub 30hz action.

    its crazy at 30 hz seeing rattle but hearing nothing :cool:

    for HT this seems to be the best possible value for shake your body bass i can think of doing ...

    and to think my last sub was a radio shack brand optimus 10" 120 watt rms sub :mamoru:

    really it should only cost 350 to build this beast assuming you have all necessary tools including clamps.

    glues and screws are cheap anyways.
     
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    ill post pics later when my camera is charged
     
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    :x: :x: :x:
     
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    Thats awesome. I have access to all the tools so it would cost a lot less. I should do this. :blue:

    This is officialy my winter break project.
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    she may be ugly and unfinished cosmetically but don't let the looks fool you... i am one fucking happy camper with this beast.

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    notice the stuffing i put inside has puffed out a little...

    also notice it only has two legs.. im in the process of removing them as i decided i felt it was safer for the sub to lay on its side ... would you trust a 150 lb sub to stand on 4 little legs like that? especially with the sub facing down ready to be crushed.. not really..
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    now i just need access to a SPL meter to get some in room numbers at listening position on this thing.....

    not sure if i really want to buy one from radio shack.
     
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    It's a thing of beauty. :bigthumb:
     
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    that thing is huge :o

    mines just as big but houses 3 10s and a 4000 watt rms amp in my rack :o :hs:
     
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    Other than the discount Dayton 10" subs over at PartsExpress.com, what's a good 10" for a HT sub.
     
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    just depends on what you are doin you can use alot of different subs and get excellent results from them.

    Heres what im using

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  24. RobsMob

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    In the price range of an Adire Shiva or Tempest? Like ~$125-~$175. BTW...I bet that sounds great. :bigthumb:
     
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    I'd rather have the speaker down firing 'cause it would be harder to damage that way.

    I wouldn't worry too much about the dowls...most sofas have 4-6 of them to support the couch and 3 big guys pretty easily. Another option is speaker spikes like you have on your Athenas:

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=240-715

    or something similar :)
     

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