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Old 9th January 2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Hi there, Where to begin?

Hi there from Scotland,

Another where to begin thread. I like Dub Step music (very bass orientated) and I want it so sound and feel great. I don't need to shake the house down though, maybe just nudge it a little, so I want to build a subwoofer. My stereo speakers are fairly good quality Missions, but only work down to 40Hz.

I'm a physics teacher so I have access to most of the equipment I might need and my friend who teaches wood work will help me build the enclosure so that doesn't bother me. He's skilled.

I'd like to keep it below $200, preferably around $150. I know I'm not going to get top audiophile quality at this price, but I'm mainly doing it for the challange/fun and to learn. I can always try a more expensive project later.

How do I learn the basics?
Can anyone share a project with me that I can copy OR just tell me 'this' driver, 'this' enclosure?

Thanks,
Ewan
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Old 9th January 2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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Hello Ewan and welcome to the forums.

It's worth you asking your subwoofer question on here,
Subwoofers - diyAudio

I'd also suggest you look at a "chip amp" as a first project to power the subwoofer. Simple design and easy to build. Maybe something using the LM3886. Have a search through the chip amp forum
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Old 9th January 2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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Thanks Mooly,
I'm right on it.
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Old 9th January 2013, 04:53 PM   #4
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Hello Ewan, good luck with your project.
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