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Old 9th June 2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I have decided to try and build a sub as my first DIY project.

After listening to a bit of advice and recommendations on a few websites I have decided to go for a Exodus Audio Tempest-X driver with something like a Behringer EP4000 Amp and a Behringer DCX2496 to split the signal.

On reading some info on the Tempest-X, it was suggested a 200L box would be a good match and heavy bracing was recommended. So I thought something like this maybe the way to go (top, bottom and sides removed to show bracing). Its approx. 70cm(H)x50cm(W)x60cm(D).

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The construction has begun:

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Old 9th June 2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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I hope you don't plan on moving it often. It must weigh a ton when finished!
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Old 9th June 2010, 02:14 PM   #3
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Total, complete bracing overkill unless you're making it out of balsa wood, but since it's already done, carry on............

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Like GM said, overkill.

I don't suppose you have a few hundred 5" drivers you could mount in there? I assume they're 5", but it would give interesting dispersion.
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Must have been funny to compute the final volume inside the box ... to match it with the speaker.
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Old 9th June 2010, 08:47 PM   #6
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Nothing wrong with overkill!!

What driver are you using, RDX or Amatol
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Nothing wrong with overkill!!

What driver are you using, RDX or Amatol
I'll be using the Exodus Audio Tempest 15" driver and powering it with a Behringer EP4000.

I just need to pull the finger out and finish the outer cabinet.
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Oh my god,you are a trooper. That is awe inspiring! Maybe try concrete next time
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You obviously have never "Blown" things up for a living have you??
Both are extremely brissant explosives .

I hope the walls are going to be of the same quality as the bracing; 25mm marine plywood and 32mm MDF glued together should do it, again nothing like overkill.
Seriously tho 2 layers; 12mmMDF and 16mm marine ply wood glued together would be ( pardon the punny) extremely rigid and dead
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WOW, talk about overkill . This should be interesting.
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