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  1. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I plan on building a 6.5 cu ft. slot port enclosure and I know its going to be heavy. so I'm tossing around the idea of using Plywood instead of MDF to save weight? I read somewhere that plywood is a bit lighter than MDF. Could somebody please advise me on the pros and cons of building in...
  2. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I am looking to get a black wood grain finish on my MDF enclosure to match my Polk RTI12's - any suggestions???? Thanks Sean
  3. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I am building a subwoofer using the Parts Express "Drake" project using a 15" RSS390HO-4 driver. I am using one inch MDF in a 18" cube. The problem I am having is finishing MDF. Cut edges on the MDF suck up paint like a sponge and it never seems to seal. Any suggestions? i tried using a...
  4. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    So I finished my HT Sub en-devour, I'm looking for a nice Black glossy look. I know MDF is really porous and applying straight spray paint will just look blotchy. I want that Glossy reflection look, does anyone know some steps I can follow to obtain this.
  5. DIY Speakers
    I am going to be building a pair of Overnight Sensations thanks to the awesome kit that is available from Erich at DIYSoundGroup. They will be used as computer speakers for music/games. This will be my first adventure into DIY so I am looking for recommendations for a pretty simple way to finish...
  6. Sealed Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hello HTS!! I have been reading over this forum for about 4 weeks now and only been a member for one. Got some pretty good ideas about doing a DIY Subwoofer from reading through the threads. I specifically like a couple members builds ( Island1000 and bassthatHz) that involved an LMS ultra...
  7. DIY Screens
    In my basement, the wall which has my current screen, is somewhat wavy. You can actually see spots that I call "light dimples" from where the wall is a little farther in or out than the rest. Any ways, I have been thinking about a "floating screen" substrate that will be independent of my wall...
  8. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have heard that Ply is better than MDF because it resonates at a higher frequency, out of the subwoofer range. And I've also heard that if you are using MDF, 3/4" is better than 1.5" because this added mass again, lowers the resonating frequency of the box. So, first: Is this true? Second...
  9. DIY Speakers
    I've never had problems cutting MDF with a circular saw or a table saw... and I've learned that a good carbide router bit can make a WORLD of difference in cutting speed... But, I still find cutting MDF with a jigsaw (for bracing) to be a total pain. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've been...
  10. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Looking to get some MDF to built a box. I need to get 1" MDF, but my local Home Depot and Lowes don't sell them. They only have .75" MDF. Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks!
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  11. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    ok whats the deal. 1)I know mdf is really heavy and therefore probrably more dense for better bass. 2)Why is it ok to use a sonotube with 1/4" wall and then not ok to use particle board? Im lost. 3)Do you recommend i still use mdf for the sonotube ends, and is it really that much better...
  12. DIY Speakers
    When I first started building speakers I bought two sheets of MDF to work with. I've almost used up those two sheets. I'm somewhat impressed by how much stuff they made. Endcaps and amp-box for 1 sonosub. Endcaps and base for 2 more sonosubs. Endcaps for two helmholtz resonators (2) open...
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