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Old 11-30-2018, 12:44 AM   #21
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Stout cabinet for sure.
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:57 AM   #22
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Ordered some stuff today.

Speakon Male 4 pole connectors and 10 gauge wire for making the speaker cable , female speakon 4 pole cabinet/panel mount connector for the subwoofer end , and RCA to 1/4" TS adapter for the line in on the amp.

The amp has combo XLR, 1/4" TS/TRS inputs I chose 1/4" TS for ease of use as I already have a RCA subwoofer cable made and ran to location. Yes there are RCA to XLR adapters as well, but at 6 times the cost...
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:30 PM   #23
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Ordered a Minidsp UMIK-1 calibrated Measurement Microphone for tweaking duties on the sub. I've always wanted to try out these , now I have an excuse to buy it!
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Old 12-15-2018, 12:28 AM   #24
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I now have all the necessary electrical components for the build. I wired it all up for a functionality test. All good to go , it shook the heck out my place. Was running it free air with it sitting on the floor. Scared the dog lol.

Should be selecting some wood this weekend. I have Christmas week of from work, hopefully will get it all cut and assembled.

I'm debating on how to finish it again, high gloss black, Matt black, or stained veneer. I will probably put it into use until I decide 100% on the finish.
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:34 AM   #25
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I never did get to selecting wood, this I will be doing Thursday and cutting Friday. Hoping to have it all glued by Sunday. Maybe wire up for a test run Monday.
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:22 AM   #26
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Well, nothing ever goes as planned.

Local Home Despot was out of 4'x8' 3/4" MDF Thursday, Friday.
So took a trip to the next closest HD to get wood. While there we hit up the Red Lobster , so tasty. We don't have a Red Lobster in my town.

We have a bunch of family stuff planned for Sunday, will be cutting wood Monday.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:00 PM   #27
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Found some time in between family activities (kids nap) to get some routing done. Got the 1st baffle and 2nd baffle holes and recess routed. These still need to be cut to size as do the rest of the boards.

The third image is of all the others that need cut down to proper size, cuts are drawn out ready to rip. That top board is going to be internal brace, will have to jigsaw the window out of it, that's why the drilled holes in the corners





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Old 12-31-2018, 03:32 AM   #29
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You know....I was really serious about doing a sub build but it doesn't look good right now!
Unexpected issues........shite

Money money......damn the money which is in short supply right now


My dream will live on through your posts I guess for now.....
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:18 AM   #30
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All glued up, ready for finishing stages.

Here it is next to a Polk Audio PSW505 (12")


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All sanded ready for finish, except for I'm waiting on a round over router bit. I'm going to stuff it and wire it up. It's not pretty yet but it will be fully functional at least.

I've decided to go a third route for finishing. I wanted to do a piano black gloss finish with epoxy at first but I don't think I want something this large to be so shiny. Flat black would just look crappy. Going to go with Duratex finsh. It's easy and cheap.

https://www.acrytech.com/product/spe...ize-kit-black/


Here is a picture of some cabinets duratex'd (not my cabinets)

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That'll work nicely....cool
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All sanded ready for finish, except for I'm waiting on a round over router bit. I'm going to stuff it and wire it up. It's not pretty yet but it will be fully functional at least.

I've decided to go a third route for finishing. I wanted to do a piano black gloss finish with epoxy at first but I don't think I want something this large to be so shiny. Flat black would just look crappy. Going to go with Duratex finsh. It's easy and cheap.

https://www.acrytech.com/product/spe...ize-kit-black/
That coating looks interesting. I did not see the coverage, the sq ft (or sq m) you get from a quart or gallon - did I miss it? You will have to let us know how you make out with that. No point in having any left over, what to do with that? I have a pair of speakers that I may resurface with that stuff, glossy and distracting reflections when the lights are low/off.
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It's 20-24 ft^2 for the quart. My cabinet is 20 ft^2, I figure I'll coat all the visible sufaces first(skip the bottom) just in case. That and I'm going to stain it black first that way one coat will be enough, I already have black stain from another project.
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Here it is functionality finished anyway.

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It's 20-24 ft^2 for the quart. My cabinet is 20 ft^2, I figure I'll coat all the visible sufaces first(skip the bottom) just in case. That and I'm going to stain it black first that way one coat will be enough, I already have black stain from another project.
Thanks. I look forward to seeing the finished unit.
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Thanks. I look forward to seeing the finished unit.
Probably won't be finished for a month or so. Waiting on a router bit I ordered to round over the sharp edges. Haven't ordered the Duratex yet.

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3/4" round over bit came in, going to test it on a leftover scap piece to make sure it is in fact what I want. After rounding over the edges I'm going to stain it black. I have some black stain left over from a flexy rack I built, no extra cost involved! This will give it a "base coat" so that I can use less of the Duratex when I order that.

I have Friday off from work, going to try to get it routed and stained.
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Speaker cable I made for this sub. Other cables I've made



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It's black , well really dark gray at least. I probably won't Duratex it until warmer weather when I can do it outside.

Done, but not done done.


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