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Old 20th September 2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Cheap first time subwoofer help

My father is a cabinet maker and has access to all kinds of tools and material so I thought he could make me a good subwoofer enclosure. However, we don't know much about audio equipment.

Are there good drawings for a subwoofer designed around cheap parts? Here's amp and driver I was thinking of getting

I browsed this forum back to 50-60 pages and did some searching but the schematics I found were either for multiple drivers or more expensive equipment.

Also, he could make a pretty complicated enclosure but we just need good schematic with all the numbers. But maybe I am just better off buying a complete subwoofer like Bic F12 or something like that for this budget ($150-200)?
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Old 22nd September 2009, 01:56 AM   #2
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if you download WINISD pro (free & easy to use), plug in the parameters of your driver,
you can find the correct cabinet size for your chosen driver:
Impedance varies with frequency, use impedance plots of your drivers and make crossover calculations using the actual impedance of the driver at the crossover frequency
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Old 22nd September 2009, 02:30 AM   #3
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But maybe I am just better off buying a complete subwoofer like Bic F12 or something like that for this budget ($150-200)?
For that budget, going DIY is definitely a better value

No real need to get fancy unless you wanted to, sealed enclosures can be really easy to build, and work great.
The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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