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Help with Sonotube planning

I know this is probably a basic question but...

Can someone tell me if I understand this correctly? I was looking at SVS PC12-NSD for $749 shipped. I thought I could probably build one cheaper and as good if not better.

So I like the look of a cylinder sub, it fits my space the best. A box is out of the question. I currently have a Force Field 3 which is tiny and my wife hates it.

So hereís where I need some clarification. My goal is for a cheap as possible Ė with a max budget of $749 to get a sub that will play pretty solid down to 16 Hz. And due to my (lack of) wood working skills and my space, it has to be a tube sub.

Iím looking at the SoundSplinter RL-P12 as the sub (Iím definitely open to suggestions on that choice). It says optimal volume for a 16.5 Hz Fb is 2.5 ft^3 for a vented enclosure. Thatís it?

I can get a 16 inch diameter QuickCrete form at Lowes pretty cheap. SoÖ

Vc= pi * r^2 * h

2.5 = pi * ((16/12)/2)^2 * h --> 2.5 = 1.3962 * h --> h = 1.79 ft or 21 7/16 inches tall?

Thatís it? I must be doing something wrong here. My math tells me my sub will be 16 inches wide by less than 2 feet tall (roughly)

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Help with Sonotube planning

I just realized I put this in the wrong section... can this get moved to the general discussion since this is really a general help questions?
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Re: Help with Sonotube planning

Thread moved. Do you have the Sound Slpinter driver?




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Re: Help with Sonotube planning

No I haven't bought anything yet still planning. I just picked out this one because it looked like it could go low in a relatively small enclosure. I have no idea what I'm doing though so input is welcome
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Sound Slplinter is no longer available. I'm currently on my way to work and will be back here later today.




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Sound Slplinter is no longer available. I'm currently on my way to work and will be back here later today.
Really? It gives me the option to buy

http://www.soundsplinter.com/rlp12_s...formation.html
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They closed shop a while ago, obviously the website has been taken down for some reason.




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Re: Help with Sonotube planning

looks like I need to search for a new driver. I was also looking at Dayton and TC Sounds
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Looks like I need to search for a new driver. I was also looking at Dayton and TC Sounds
Both good drivers but you could go something like this if budget is a concern? You could actually build two of them for your budget if you like. A few of us just had a long discussion and a member made a very good case regarding. http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-...m_campaign=pla

The 12" is also a option http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-...oofer--295-185
or dual Infinity 1260w's.

Your first two driver options are definitely good options imo though. Sorry if I but in, I didn't mean to.

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Re: Help with Sonotube planning

Like the originator, I have few to no carpentry skills. As such, depending upon how low he wishes to set his standards, I offer my Carpentry-Free (or nearly) so options for subs. Look at other threads of mine here if you really want, but the cheapest I've found is just buy a 12 foot long Sonotube or equivalent that will fit your driver (I use a 12") and you can literally stick the driver inside (if it will fit), or for more permanence do something like the "El-Pipe-O" and make a collar or box for the subs. You get quite good performance for the cost of the driver + maybe $50 (for a 12" x 12' tube). You pay the price in appalling appearance

If you want something that looks like furniture rather than a construction site, keep reading! Good luck.
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