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post #41 of 100 Old 08-20-13, 03:02 PM
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Re: First HT DIY Subwoofer for a noob on a budget..

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Proper application on a smooth cabinet with sharp corners will result in no problems. I used a water based contact cement, easy to apply with no harsh smell.

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Can laminate smoothly cover screw heads when they're slightly countersunk?
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I can only tell you what I did. I filled them in and sanded the cabinet smooth, it was my first attempt at laminate and I was determined not to have any issues later on.

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Great, I wasnt sure if screws could be used under laminate to begin with. Clearly they can, thanks again.
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As said after screwing fill with filler leave a couple days and sand flat.
Make sure the box is flattened as good as otherwise any marks will show.
You can use spay glues cut each bit to about an inch over each side then away you go.

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Thanks Bro!!
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If you're willing, the PSW10 can offer you an excellent learning experience especially since your needs are for 95% movies. Hook it up to your system, all it needs is a RCA cable from the receiver to the sub amp. Watch a few movies known for low frequency content, get a feel for the low frequencies that it can produce, which will be non existent below 30 hz.
Build your Phoenix Gold sub and watch the same movies. Your Phoenix Gold subs are capable of true 20 hz extension, the difference will be night and day. Search the house for the Polk, it will be found hiding somewhere.
This is awesome Looking forward to seeing a build thread with some pics.
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Me too! Think I'm finally about to start the build. Special thanks to MikeP.
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You're welcome. Did you try hooking up the Polk to see what it would do?

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Re: First HT DIY Subwoofer for a noob on a budget..

You bet. I was suprised by the "low frequency" content. Expected more output at the upper bass freq, got more at the bottom. I have a feeling my opinion of "low frequency" is gonna change when my build is complete.
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