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Old 14th January 2013, 08:28 PM   #31
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Have a look at the Legend of El Pipe-O'.
It is a subwoofer design that needs a room that is "Long On Space" and is suitable for 12"+ subwoofers.
It uses the transmission line design for loading the sub.
If I had a LARGE living room you bet I'd have one.
Superb! I've seen that design before and was intrigued. Grat atricle. Unfortunately only standard ceiling height. My living room is approx 4 x longer than it is wide and the positioning of power/tv sockets and doors puts my entertainments unit at one end facing side on to the, length.
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Old 14th January 2013, 08:51 PM   #32
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Just a basic reality check. Good clean subwoofer for $200? Sorry. About the cheapest I would call tolerable would be maybe a Dayton RS with an O-Audio plate. By the time you are done, you probably still have $350 in it.

Every car woofer I tested had terrible levels of distortion compared to what I can live with in my home. I still like my old Peerless XLSS 12's for music. Go read what Siegfried Linkwitz has to say about subs.
Yeah. I know you are right. I'm new to this, I love base like Mt Eden -Sierra Leone. My stereo just isn't doing it justice so I need a sub I think. I can't spend a heap of cash and I really like the idea of DIY subs. It just sounds fun and cool. How cheap can I do it and it sound relatively clean? Plus I guess I'll need to build an amp with cross-over.
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Old 14th January 2013, 09:32 PM   #33
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Have a look at the Legend of El Pipe-O'.
It is a subwoofer design that needs a room that is "Long On Space" and is suitable for 12"+ subwoofers.
It uses the transmission line design for loading the sub.
If I had a LARGE living room you bet I'd have one.
Any SO that would permit that in the LR would have to be on the "El Pipe-O."
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Old 14th January 2013, 09:44 PM   #34
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Yeah. I know you are right. I'm new to this, I love base like Mt Eden -Sierra Leone. My stereo just isn't doing it justice so I need a sub I think. I can't spend a heap of cash and I really like the idea of DIY subs. It just sounds fun and cool. How cheap can I do it and it sound relatively clean? Plus I guess I'll need to build an amp with cross-over.
Receivers with built in sub outs can go really cheap, used would be cheaper than anything you could build.
Check out the Tub Sub, post #8.
Used two 5 dollar speakers, can do a clean 114 dB outdoors with about 15 watts, extension in to the 20s.

$500 DIY Subwoofer Challenge!

So far, the Tub sub looks to be the winner under the very ambiguous terms of the challenge. If not the winner, it still is the only sub that has been measured and shows the cabinet design .
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