Quite some time ago I asked Jim if he would build me a custom subwoofer. It had to meet my wife's approval which meant that it would double as an end table (no dedicated listening room for me). At first I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted, but I settled on a design to accommodate the LMS Ultra 5400. Jim was very helpful and built the sub just as I needed for our space (I think we exchanged more than 100 emails!). I have not been able to get the sub fully integrated yet, but so far, I am very impressed. This thing puts out very very CLEAN bass. I will be applying EQ to flatten the response in the near future, but even as it is, the difference is quite noticeable with music and especially movies (in fact, I am now on the hunt for room rattles that need to be eliminated). After I get it well integrated with my SongTowers, I will post back with some more detailed impressions. For now, I figured I'd post a few pictures and mention some of the details about the sub design:
Dimensions: 21x21x25 (including spikes)
Weight: 209lbs (I actually weighed this beast on our scale)
Volume: 3.3 cu ft
Finish: Ziricote with Ziricote hardwood inserts on all four vertical edges
Base: 3/8" steel plate powder coated black (thanks to Oregondv who did the metal work)
Binding posts: Jim's Cardas premium posts (bottom mounted for discrete look)
And the pictures from arrival to getting it into place...
I was at work, but the driver agreed to leave the delivery in front of the garage.
I dragged the pallet into the garage for unpacking.
And the fist glimpse (all Salk owners know that Jim's work must been seen in person for full appreciation).
I placed some styrofoam back on for protection and rolled it in with a dolly.
And here it is on its side awaiting spike installation (notice the binding posts).
And finally, here it is in its final place.