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Old 02-07-2012, 07:38 PM
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Default 15" Subwoofer build

Well its been hit or miss with the weather in my area one day 50 the next few in the 20's. My nephew got a new blu-ray player for Christmas this year. So I was over at his house helping him hook it up and we were watching a little of "Super 8" when the train derails and I heard this funky clank, clank. I asked what was that? He replied "oh my sub does that when there is a lot of bass it only happens with movies though." I immediately knew what I was getting him for his birthday. He has a Onkyo HT setup that has a 150W 10" sub, well lets just say its not quite up to the task.
Anyway I managed to whip this up as a gift for my nephew. Not the prettiest mind you especially considering some of the things you cabinet guys make around here but its my first real project with the EZ system and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.






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Old 02-07-2012, 07:43 PM
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It's a 15" sub with a 300W amp it should be quite a step up from the little 150W 10" he has now. He hasn't picked it up yet so I've been performing quality control tests . Please excuse the junk in the back ground.


Testing it out.


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Old 02-07-2012, 07:45 PM
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Nice speaker Mark. I am sure your nephew will appreciate it. the finish product looks real good that is what counts.

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Old 02-07-2012, 08:04 PM
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Nice speaker Mark. I am sure your nephew will appreciate it. the finish product looks real good that is what counts.

Andy
Thanks, Andy! It was my first time using duplicolor truck bed liner in a rattle can but it turned out pretty good. The pics are from my phone doesn't take the best indoors. There is a just a few spots where the end grain of the MDF is telegraphing through slightly but not too bad. In fact I didn't notice until I took a pic with the flash on.
Any of the other troubles I had were due to me rushing to finish. When the weather broke I had to move, move, move! Anyway it was all done with EZ except for the circle which I used a Jasper jig and my plunge router.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:52 AM
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Nice job Mark I'm also new at this and I have one ready for bondo sanding and then the duratec coating.

Was my first folded horn or speaker of any kind was fun really and if you kepp going at it things move along. Should have it finished by this Sunday.

Will need to add some kinda handles because its not friggin light lol.

Its has dual 8" woofers and has awsome base suprised me for sure and I only ran it on a 20 watt amp so far. It is for a home theater or the plans are but because I have dual 8s can be used for pro system so they say no crossover but I guess could add one if needed or limiter so its full range sub right now.

Thanks for showing you work.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:19 AM
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Nice job Mark I'm also new at this and I have one ready for bondo sanding and then the duratec coating.

Was my first folded horn or speaker of any kind was fun really and if you kepp going at it things move along. Should have it finished by this Sunday.

Will need to add some kinda handles because its not friggin light lol.

Its has dual 8" woofers and has awsome base suprised me for sure and I only ran it on a 20 watt amp so far. It is for a home theater or the plans are but because I have dual 8s can be used for pro system so they say no crossover but I guess could add one if needed or limiter so its full range sub right now.

Thanks for showing you work.
Thanks for checking it out! I'd like to see more pics of yours.
I've been curious about doing a horn loaded sub for awhile now. I keep lurking on Bill Fitzmaurice forum and looking over his plans but I always end up thinking I should just buy all the plans instead of one at a time but I'm too cheap I guess
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Thanks for checking it out! I'd like to see more pics of yours.
I've been curious about doing a horn loaded sub for awhile now. I keep lurking on Bill Fitzmaurice forum and looking over his plans but I always end up thinking I should just buy all the plans instead of one at a time but I'm too cheap I guess
Mark this is my second CD from bill because of all the upgrades made to the older plans I bought in 2010. I kinda looked at it as a one time thing and 29 dollars to get a new disk at anytime I thought was a good thing.

I wanted to see how so many were made and that is why I bought the disk.
I will try and make one at at least one of each kind maybe pairs of the tops. And only if I can get someone to buy some of the models off me because of the space.

Trust me Mark I'm as cheap as they get with a lot of things but for EZ tools and speakers witch I can use to make money DJing and Karaoke and I'm always looking for better sound. I have not used a plate amp will need to try one out at some point.
Will post it finished and the next wedge horn monitor will show as being made only if I don't make a mess of it lol.

I understand now why so many make there own speakers like this witch you can't buy over the counter like the EZ tools and from what I hear from this sub so far and the cost to build it is a better sound and value for your money.
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You are in an area that is very interesting to me. Where did you learn this? Are there book titles that teach the secrets of sound cabinet building? Just looking for a place to get more training and maybe some plans.

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Old 08-18-2012, 06:35 PM
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You are in an area that is very interesting to me. Where did you learn this? Are there book titles that teach the secrets of sound cabinet building? Just looking for a place to get more training and maybe some plans.

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Phil this was a fun build to a point had some stupid mistakes made but the dang thing still sounds good lucky I guess. It was the first time I ever used bondo filler man thats strong stuff I put some where I thought the cap for the speaker access cover could use it and now it there till I need to remove lol.

This is the place to check out some great speakers for home,church,pro use. http://www.billfitzmaurice.com you can buy one plan of choice ot a cd full of many types.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:41 PM
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I'm sure If I make another one of the same would be mutch better all around not so mutch in the cutting witch EZ handled fine most problem s were getting used to using PL premium and how mutch to add for air tight speaker.

Some braces I just used regular titebond. Was a good exsperience and will make another kind next.
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