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Re: DIY sealed sub build

No problem and keep us posted. Subwoofer builds are always fun to read about. Well at least to me they are.

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No problem and keep us posted. Subwoofer builds are always fun to read about. Well at least to me they are.
Ive been reading peoples sub builds here for the last 12 months(some serious builds here ), and since ive sold the f112, its about time i started to build my own sub
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Re: DIY sealed sub build

I've done a bit more thinking and found that the Tc Sounds LMS 5400(18") works very well in a 2.4cu ft sealed box.

This has made me wonder how well a LMS-R 15 or Axis 15 will work in a small sealed box. I'd go for the LMS 5400 in a 2.4 box, but the drivers are too expensive.
I'm having trouble with Winsid on my computer, so haven't been able to do any modelling.

What are the differences between the LMS-R and the Axis subs?

I'm not worried about my amp compatibility at this stage, because i can look into a more suitable amp while i'm building the sub.

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Re: DIY sealed sub build

Hey matt, I would live a shot at the 5400 but very expensive is not the word, as a single box solution in a small sealed box, ithas no peers. It's very tempting
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Hey matt, I would live a shot at the 5400 but very expensive is not the word, as a single box solution in a small sealed box, ithas no peers. It's very tempting
I might have to consider it

I'll look into shipping costs to Ireland, then work out import duty.

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Matt,

Have you thought about the FI SSD 18's. I have just modelled a dual which would be in a 9 cu ft box but would give much more spl than a single LMS driver and probably cheaper too.

And as you are in Ireland and not the states you could buy them from Blade Ice here in the UK.

Worth thinking about.

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Have you thought about the FI SSD 18's. I have just modelled a dual which would be in a 9 cu ft box but would give much more spl than a single LMS driver and probably cheaper too.

And as you are in Ireland and not the states you could buy them from Blade Ice here in the UK.

Worth thinking about.

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Hi Graham

I was looking at the Fi Q15 and exchanged emails with Am.
It would work for me as the biggest enclosure I want is 3 cu ft.

I'm having trouble with Winisd, it keeps coming up errors and crashing, but seems to work sometimes when modelling drives who's data is already in the programme.

I hope to build 2 subs eventually, and want the deepest, cleanest bass possible from a small sealed box.

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Re: DIY sealed sub build

A single Q15 would work in a 2 cu ft box which yields a qtc off 0.658. Spl wise its not a power house by any means but would still be fairly loud. I think if you went with single Q15 subs duals would be a must. Depending on budget you could do a dual SSD 15 sub in a 3 cu ft. Qtc would be around 0.74 but still can be easily EQ'd.
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A single Q15 would work in a 2 cu ft box which yields a qtc off 0.658. Spl wise its not a power house by any means but would still be fairly loud. I think if you went with single Q15 subs duals would be a must. Depending on budget you could do a dual SSD 15 sub in a 3 cu ft. Qtc would be around 0.74 but still can be easily EQ'd.
Thanks for the reply.

That sounds like 2 decent options using the Fi drivers. Dual Q15's in 2 cu ft enclosures would be nice and compact too.
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The SSD drivers are 259 each where as the Q's are 369. I would probably go with dual SSD's and save yourself the money. The SSD's model exactly the same as the Q's in 3 cu ft boxes.

Costs:

4 x FI Q15's - 1476

4 x FI SSD15's - 1036


That's a saving off 440. That would buy your amps so have a good hard think before commiting to the Q's.
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