***Sub Cabinet Design***

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nickd

Re: Sub Cabinet Design
« Reply #60 on: 10 Jun 2011, 10:37 pm »
Jon cracks me up,
Here on the left coast that paint booth would cost more to permit (if you could get a permit) and build than a house in most states. :o

I understand May 2011 was the last month for commercial oil based spray on paints in California. :cry:

Those are going to be the coolest subs on the circle for sure! :green:

Cheeseboy

Re: Sub Cabinet Design
« Reply #61 on: 11 Jun 2011, 04:28 pm »
True True,  the CAQD would be fining him all day.

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« Reply #62 on: 16 Aug 2011, 10:34 pm »
Well folks it's been while, but I actually just got one of these done. Been a long road. As soon as I get some help to boost it off the bench, I'll get it into the house and take it for a test drive. Here's some pics. I have to say,  the black is really hard to photograph...or maybe it's me :|

Cutting and buffing




Installing grill cloth




Grill completed




Amp in, wires run, No Rez installed




Driver installed




Completed front




And rear



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Re: Sub Cabinet Design
« Reply #63 on: 16 Aug 2011, 10:38 pm »
Wow, that is the most gorgeous looking sub I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful!  :thumb: :thumb:

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« Reply #64 on: 16 Aug 2011, 11:07 pm »
HOLY CRAP!  I agree with Danny, that is truly amazing.  If you decide to make another one of those and sell it, please let me know as I would love it to go with my Baltic Birch N2xs...

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« Reply #65 on: 17 Aug 2011, 12:30 am »
HOLY CRAP!  I agree with Danny, that is truly amazing.  If you decide to make another one of those and sell it, please let me know as I would love it to go with my Baltic Birch N2xs...

Funny you should ask. Earlier in the thread, I mentioned that I was building four of these with an eye towards selling some.  I have two in primer which could be any color, and a gold and black one (sides pictured earlier) to color sand, buff and assemble.
 
The copper gilding with patina pictured here I'll probably keep, but could replicate if someone was interested...it's very time consuming I found out. Probably best to PM me if you'd like to talk further.

And thanks for the compliments, sometimes OCD can be a good thing :o

NeilT

Re: Sub Cabinet Design
« Reply #66 on: 17 Aug 2011, 01:44 am »
Beautiful finish and build, thanks for the pics.

Neil

jtwrace

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« Reply #67 on: 17 Aug 2011, 01:46 am »
Wow, that is the most gorgeous looking sub I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful!  :thumb: :thumb:

 :cry:  I thought mine was.   :cry: :cry: :cry:

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« Reply #68 on: 17 Aug 2011, 03:14 am »
:cry:  I thought mine was.   :cry: :cry: :cry:

Your solid aluminum paneled sub was engineering excellence. His is just flat out gorgeous!

SlushPuppy

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« Reply #69 on: 17 Aug 2011, 03:25 am »
I can't believe some of the DIY builds I see on AudioCircle. That looks absolutely beautiful and very professional. If I didn't know it I'd have thought it came off a high-end assembly line. Bravo on an amazing build!

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« Reply #70 on: 21 Aug 2011, 02:22 am »
Number two assembled today. Piano black and Porsche Nordic Gold. The gold has a very cool luminous quality in the late afternoon sun...really pops!







jparkhur

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« Reply #71 on: 21 Aug 2011, 02:25 am »
So cool, I am finished, can not compete (not the best choice of words) just an explanation of how great they are........ with this, envy......I need four..in clear please....
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Peter J

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« Reply #72 on: 21 Aug 2011, 05:02 pm »
So cool, I am finished, can not compete with this, envy......I need four..

Hmmm, we were competing?

What colors would you like those four, j? :)


NeilT

Re: Sub Cabinet Design
« Reply #73 on: 21 Aug 2011, 11:36 pm »
  :notworthy: :notworthy:

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« Reply #74 on: 22 Aug 2011, 08:35 am »
Sick!

Peter J

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« Reply #75 on: 2 Sep 2011, 11:55 pm »

HT cOz

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« Reply #76 on: 3 Sep 2011, 11:26 am »
Awesome, this is like buying art!  :thumb:

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Re: Sub Cabinet Design
« Reply #77 on: 7 Sep 2012, 06:41 am »
For any of you following this, I've had some time to work on these lately. Here's some pics of progress.

Parts cut and machined, ready to start assembly:




Boxes built:




Buildout skeleton for sand space mostly done:



Peter---Could you tell me how thick and wide the spacers for the sand are, and what kind of wood they are made from?
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Peter J

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« Reply #78 on: 7 Sep 2012, 01:59 pm »
The "ribs" are 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood, thus a 1/4" sand layer. Spacing is around 2.5-3", I just evenly spaced strips between the ends.

FWIW, I still have two of these in primer if anyone's interested in raw boxes or completed subs.

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Re: Sub Cabinet Design
« Reply #79 on: 8 Sep 2012, 12:46 pm »
Peter, Is this what I think it is, a sit upon? Do you have plans, dimensions, bill of materials, etc?

Larry