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Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   11-02-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

Off topic:



We have not had much early season snow this year yet. Speaking as an old [email protected] snowboarder (antique any way you look at it), stay flexible on your final destination so that you can...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   11-02-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

The glue up on the face panel for box #2 is done. The photos show more background for Drifte...


http://i50.tinypic.com/28slu7s.jpg


plesase note that the spacer blocking the back of the port...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-27-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

No, I do not have a CNC machine. It was pretty easy really, just tedious. When I built the MDF prototype I cut extra blanks for the bracing. I just drew out the bracing pattern on the extra blanks...
Forum: Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters   10-27-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 91,471
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Behringer EP4000 - Pics - Fan Mod - ETC

I have a couple of questions for the fan modders here. First some info... I have an EP4000 in an open rack with plenty of airflow. I live at in the mountains at an altitude of 8500 feet, so cooling...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-27-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

Box one now has the top attached and is structurally complete. Woot!

http://i48.tinypic.com/2r20uop.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/wi8znt.jpg

I still need to trim (cover) the plywood edges with...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-26-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,348
Posted By djdiaz
Re: RSS390HO build

The sub looks even better in the room, again great job!

The lamps DO go with the arts and crafts look of the sub...just sayin'.:)
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-24-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,366
Posted By djdiaz
Re: rss390hf+hpsa500+t-line

Off topic - Have you looked at the 80/20 extruded aluminum? You can knock together pretty cool racks with a modern and sleek look. I built my screen frame with the 1", 1010 series stuff and it is...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-24-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,348
Posted By djdiaz
Re: RSS390HO build

This has motivated me to get moving on my project too...
There is a sort school of thought about showing off equipment where large sub cabinets fit right in, it's just my wife does not put up with...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-24-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,348
Posted By djdiaz
Re: RSS390HO build

I just read the entire thread and I've have to say this project looks fantastic. I love the finish and the overall design. Did I say that the finish looks beautiful? I need to show this to my friends...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-22-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

Thanks Driftie, I've been a hobbiest woodworker for a while. As far a scenery goes, we do pay for it with cold snowy winters and a lack of close conveniences like groceries and take out. On the other...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-21-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

DO IT! Being a first time sub builder, the test sub has far exceeded my expectations. :hsd: I'd be willing to put these two subs (when I finish) up against anything costing twice as much from a...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-21-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

OK, here we go...again.:D

Below are the 2 boxes in their current stage of assembly.

Box one is almost structurally complete, just need the top cut and glue up.
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Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   10-13-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

Hi Folks,

Believe it or not I'm back from the dead. Sorry for the lack of updates but I had life get in the way of the build...GACK!!! It's a long sob story about economic downturns and slow but...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   04-15-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,483
Posted By djdiaz
Re: TC Sounds PRO 5100 build

Wow, looks like an amazing build. Boy would I like to hear one of these bad boys...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   04-13-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

I did a quick search and it looks like the issue was on serial numbers are from A0005570 to A0005815. There was a recall but those units were procuced a few years ago. The unit I have is have is less...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   04-13-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

Thanks Adam. I took your advice and hooked up the EP4000 last night. I demoed Tron Legacy, Avatar, and Tangled keeping the gain down to a sensible level. I did not have any issues with the sub...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   04-12-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

Never fear, I'm only using the Buttkicker amp as a temporary fix until is can get my hands on a decent high pass filter. Both CSS (B-2) and Elemental Designs (eQ.2) are out. :hissyfit: :D
I already...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   04-12-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

Thanks Mike. Looking ahead and assuming the project turns out as planned, I think I'll go with granite tops for the boxes. It should make the wife happy and the extra mass should help to keep things...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   04-11-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

The assembly of the first of the two final subs is officially under way.:jiggy:



Side view with 3/4 of the bracing installed.

http://Splynda.com/Yellowrose/Jaspy_Boomer/041111.jpg
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   04-11-11, 12:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

Thanks Moonfly. I did do some assembly today. It took longer than expected because I'm not using fasteners to assemble the box. I'm trying to keep the veneer as pristine as possible. It took lots of...
Forum: DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion   04-09-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,428
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Best ways to laminate boards.

I just thought of another idea for the a glue up. Try using "crowned" cauls accross the short axis. Place the high point of the crown downward on the piece to laminated. As you clamp either end, the...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   04-09-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

The next phase is under way.


The horizontal bracing is cut.

http://Splynda.com/Yellowrose/Jaspy_Boomer/april_2011.jpg


The vertical bracing is cut.
Forum: DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion   04-07-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,428
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Best ways to laminate boards.

I'd stay away from contact adhesives for something this large. Do you have access to a vacuum press? They generate pressures of 1500+ pounds per square foot and work really well for laminating.
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Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   03-31-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

Thanks Guys! I took a little extra time to discuss the final details and to get the proper WAF "sign off". :bigsmile:

For the completed boxes I'm thinking maple ply with maple trim. The finish...
Forum: Ported Subwoofer Build Projects   03-30-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,388
Posted By djdiaz
Re: Rare air, dual boxes, RSS390HF-4, slot port build. A noob project.

I do have another question. I have a variety of “void less” veneer faced plywood products available. Many have very different core constructions. Does the density of the laminations have any...
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