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  1. Tempest X2 build

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hey everyone. Just got done building my tempest sub, and low and behold there's something wrong. More than likely, I'm missing a component. I'm running it with an EP1500, no hpf, no bfd. It was "bottoming" out and, excuse my noob reference, was making kind of a wah-wah sound at times. My...
  2. Tempest amp question

    Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    I'd like to do Kevin's '141L (5 cubic feet) with two PR-15s 15% fill – 20Hz' tune build with a Tempest-x2. I have a PE 500w bash amp around. Will this be enough to drive the beast, or should I drop down to the '100L (3.5 cubic feet) with two PR-15s 15% fill – 20Hz tune' which Kevin says can get...
  3. New Tempest X-2 How to Test

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I recently built a new subwoofer. If you are interested, all the details are in this thread http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/exodus-audio/23557-slot-port-tempest-x2-end-table.html In the meantime, I was wondering if I could get some basic guidelines on testing the sub. basic procedure...
  4. Problem with Tempest X2 build

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I put together the ez port 5.1 cu ft. box, and not getting the results I was expecting. I paired it with the PE 500w plate amp thats recommended for it, and its not putting out much more than my PA 120. It does get lower, it it may get a little louder but not much. I have to set the amp to about...
  5. Tempest X2 PR build question

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hello! I am interested in building a Tempest X2 with 2 PR's. I have been drooling over the Tempest for quite some time now but am finally going to have the funds shortly to actually do it. On Kevin's site in the Application guide he shows some examples of this build with 15" PR's. What would...
  6. The problem: THT vs Ported Tempest X2.. The solution....

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have seen these THT builds everywhere recently.. I am in the air and cannot get a direct answer to what will perform better.. Been trying to get answers on the Tempest for a while now, but not many replys back, SO Down to these 2 choices, I know it might be a little biased in here, but I...
  7. Ported Tempest build.

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Ok, so I was over at another forum and asking about DIY subs, and the Shiva came up...well I knew I'd just want bigger, so when I finally got around to purchasing I decided to buy the Tempest 15". I know that I want a ported design because I want to hit really low for HT use. I just don't know...
  8. Tempest Tri-Port Build Thread (With Pics)

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    I initially started with the following model and a WinISD simulation. Then came the purchase of the Tempest and the build began with Xmas break. Here's a shot of the internal braces cut and ready to go in. The cutout for the Speakon connector to go on the back. Test fitting the flush...
  9. Exodus Tempest X-2 build

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Kind of the quick quick version of my build, (this is Kevin's design) I have more pictures but these are the jist of it. I'm going to make this into an end table by wrapping it in oak, just not sure exactly how I want to do it yet. I have this laying on it's side for now as I need to make legs...
  10. Tempest X2 or PB-13 Ultra

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I'm wanting to upgrade my sub in my family room setup. The family room itself isn't that big, but when combined with the eating area and kitchen it opens to it is probably around 5500 ft^3. I was originally looking at getting something like the Paradigm DSP-3400, but after looking at my...
  11. Tempest X2 5 cubic feet sealed

    Sealed Subwoofer Build Projects
    Just wanted to share my 1st HT sub build using one of Kevin's Tempest X2 drivers. Outside dimensions are 20.75h x 29w x 19.5d Here is the box already underway. I'm gluing in the .5 inch plywood as braces. View from the bottom (downward firing box) I was just going to screw in the driver...
  12. Slot Port Tempest X2 End Table

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hello Everyone, I have been researching long enough, its time to start the sub woofer build. This is my first every speaker/sub build, so I am always looking for advice or ideas, so feel free to offer suggestions or correct me if you see something wrong. I have some good woodworking experience...
  13. AV15H/X vs Tempest X2 vs SDX15 vs FI Q15

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi, I'm looking to build a ported 15" subwoofer built into an endtable. A reasonable size end table will get me about 6 cubic feet of internal volume before vent, driver, and brace volume. I'd like it tuned around 20hz, the lower the better, i think. I will be using it for 70% home theater...
  14. Simple Screenwall Slot-port Tempest build - underway!

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    I've just completed day 1 in my first subwoofer build. It was a lot of research to get me to this point, so hopefully it comes out well. Enough babbling, let's get to the important part - the specs! Driver: Tempest x2 Box design: Forward firing woofer, side firing slot port. It's...
  15. Tempest X2 and OAudio 500

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Would anyone be able to assist with modeling a Tempest X2 in a sealed 7^ft box with an OAudio BASH 500? My problem centers around the HPF's and corresponding boost levels. I can't find a consensus on how much boost or filter Q and order is being applied at each setting. Any help would be...
  16. Tempest X2 + EZ Port box - good for music?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Would the Tempest X2 in the EZ Port box be a good configuration for music? It seems that setup can put out some serious db's for HT, but would it be okay for Jazz and Classical (and some Rap and Hip Hop)music as well? Would the sealed boxes offer a better compromise for 50/50 HT/music...
  17. Diffference in sound between 500rms vs 1000rms. Tempest X2

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Is it the same as in car audio, Where when you double the power , at max you gain on avg 3-5 db? Hard to tell in home, but obviously ppl want the low end to rumble and shake the foundation So are there limits, or what will the audible difference be between the 2 while watching movies, playing...
  18. Mounting holes Adire Tempest vs Exodus Tempest

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi, can anyone tell me if the mounting holes for the Exodus Tempest are the same as for the Adire Tempest? I am thinking of replacing the Adire ones with the X2 as they seem to have a significantly larger Xmax. current setup is 2 tempest facing each other in an IB setup thanks Murray
  19. Tempest X box question

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Designing an entertainment unit that will also be my sub box. Room is long and narrow 50 X 12 ft and 7.5 ft high (basement) Amp is BASH 500 watt with 12.9hz high pass Looking at an "L" shaped box: 24" H X 26" depth X 24" width (the driver will face the corner of the room about 4 feet from the...
  20. Tempest X build help

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    hi, I'm going to do my first DIY subwoofer and am after some help. i was going to get 2 Tempest X and make 140l sealed boxes for them and was looking at getting a Behringer EPX2000 amp to power them. now what im not sure about is this amp fine to run them or will i need more power, will i need...
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