Subwoofer advice please - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Subwoofers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th March 2008, 01:12 PM   #1
Gadgetz is offline Gadgetz  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Default Subwoofer advice please

I'm looking to buy a couple of heavy duty subs.

Bit of newb to the equipment side of things, do I buy complete, build myself and do you guys have any advice on brands.

Thanks in advance
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th March 2008, 03:20 PM   #2
Speakerholic
diyAudio Moderator
 
Cal Weldon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Near Vancouver
You'll have to give us more info on what you need before we can help. Heavy duty doesn't tell us enough. Have you looked at the offerings from mail order houses like Parts Express or someone more local to you?
__________________
Next stop: Margaritaville
Some of Cal's stuff | Cal Weldon Consulting
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th March 2008, 05:25 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
auplater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: KyOhWVa tristate
Default sub

I've had good luck building sonosubs (google sonosub). Lots of info here and on the web, little cabinetry to do (just need to build endcaps and cut the ports.

Output can be prodigious if built correctly. Downside is they can be quite large...
Click the image to open in full size.

John L.
__________________
"...His brain is squirming like a toad..." Jim Morrison
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th March 2008, 01:58 AM   #4
Gadgetz is offline Gadgetz  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Kinda looking more conventional, a bit like the kind of setup in your avatar cal?!!?
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th March 2008, 02:02 AM   #5
Speakerholic
diyAudio Moderator
 
Cal Weldon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Near Vancouver
Does conventional mean old? How about these?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg img_7652.jpg (71.9 KB, 212 views)
__________________
Next stop: Margaritaville
Some of Cal's stuff | Cal Weldon Consulting
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th March 2008, 02:34 AM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
me likee
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd March 2008, 08:40 AM   #7
Gadgetz is offline Gadgetz  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
This stuff is the sort of thing Im after I guess, anyone know anything about them??

There is a mix of comments on another forum!?!?

Should I be buying or building though??

LIGWA
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd March 2008, 10:46 PM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Send a message via Yahoo to musgofasa
I'll take a stab,

This will boil down to a few questions that need to be answered before you begin. First, what is the sub's intended use? Music, HT, Live performance, club?
If music, what do you listen to.
If HT what are you after? Low Low frequency reproduction or bottom end fill?
What is the WAF? Is size going to be a limiting factor?
What are your wood working skills and what tools do you have available?
Likely as important as any question will be what is your budget like?

I just built a super cheap sub that could be done considerably cheaper without the ceramic tiles and I am very happy. It isn't super fast and certainly won't mix well with my full range towers, but it wasn't meant to. It was meant to be an HT bottom end fill in sub. (note* not intended to do 15hz). It did exactly what I wanted and more. Granted it's pretty big and VERY heavy.

Conventional can go a long way depending on your purposes. Give us some input and I am sure you will get lots and lots of ideas. If you look through all the subwoofer pages on the net, you will find a ton of great designs to build and as many or more to buy. Can you build better for less? I would say yes. But then, I am a builder.

Keep us posted on your search

Take care,
Robert
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First subwoofer- advice needed please :) olly-s Subwoofers 12 5th May 2008 09:38 PM
Subwoofer Need Advice mdrake74 Subwoofers 2 15th December 2006 11:32 PM
!Need URGENT advice! on subwoofer purchase! Davlaf Subwoofers 11 12th November 2006 12:25 AM
Best TL subwoofer, need advice. Gunawan W Subwoofers 0 4th January 2004 01:44 PM
Newbie needs PA subwoofer advice poorbutproud Subwoofers 25 26th July 2002 03:31 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:44 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2