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Finally with the help of Mike, Steve and others I'm starting my journey into DIY ..:praying:

I'll be building a Sonosub with a Mach5 IXL 15.2.2 ... it will be a 7cu ft enclosure tuned @ 15Hz.

I just placed my order for the driver (I don't know how long it will take to get to me), and I'll be buying the rest of the parts to prepare everything ...I'll post pictures and details as I make progress.

This is a photo I found online ...hopefully mine will look the same :hide:

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EDIT: Here is the finished Sub (in case you don't want to read the whole thread :bigsmile:)

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Just an update ...

Driver is already in the US (is coming from Canada) ...hopefully will be here next week :praying:

I already got the rest of the stuff (wood, port, tube, etc.) ...and there has been small changes due to the size of the tubes :yes: ...new dimensions: 70 1/4" tall, 7.8 cu ft tuned @ 14.5Hz :whew:

Here's a couple of pictures of the materials ...cutting will start today or tomorrow ...:yay:

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As expected, not much progress ...which is good because I'm still waiting for driver :whistling:

Drawing circles
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Bottom plate (this will hold Mach5 IXL 15.2.2)
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Top plate (will hold 6" port flared)
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Base plate (to avoid a jumping Sonosub, space will be 5" between base and bottom plate)
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Finished port (6" x 40 1/2", please nevermind the mess :hide:)
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Sonotube filled with R-13 insulation
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This afternoon: I will cover the sonotube with carpet and will prime all caps ...:praying: (and watch a movie too :bigsmile:)
 

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Thank you :T

Here is some pictures of last night job ....

Primed caps ....
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Painting caps
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Installing carpet on tube (I used flooring glue)
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Installing the carpet ...
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Carpet installed (I glued 3/4" - 1" inside the tube)
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Tube fully carpeted
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Is looking better ...:whew:...I tracked the driver online, is already here in CA ...maybe I'll get it in a couple of days :praying:
 

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... I used spray on adhesive and the carpet fell off :(
I used that spray for the insulation, but because of the wax inside the tube it didn't work :wits-end:

I had some wall paper adhesive ...I removed a thin layer (where the wax was) by accident, then I decided to remove all wax from tube; then added the glue ...it worked perfectly :yes:
 

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My bad, I forgot to tell you about the release film on the inside of the tube that needs to be peeled off befoe you use any kind of glue.
:blink: ....Don't worry, sometimes is better to learn the hard way :bigsmile:
 

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Where did you get the tube from?

Why did you decide to go 15" instead of 18" the cost difference is about $40 right? Build looks awesome so far.
 

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Where did you get the tube from?
From this company ... White Cap , click the link to see the map ...there's some close to you :bigsmile:

Why did you decide to go 15" instead of 18" the cost difference is about $40 right? Build looks awesome so far.
Long story short ...I can only use up to a 20" tube, and to use an 18" driver I need it to use some legs on the outside to make it wider and stabilize the tube, my space is limited and after Mike's help modeling the sub (after I knew which driver I will use) he came up with this dimensions ...15" is enough, it's huge compared to my 10" subs :yes:

You looked really small standing next to it, it must be huge!
That's my son on the picture holding the carpet ...but you're right, it will be huge 71 1/2" after finished :yikes:
 

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Finally last night I got my sub driver :jiggy:

I haven't done much latelly, but here is a couple of pictures of the Mach5 IXL 15.2.2

Good packing: double boxed ...
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Here you can see it inside the boxes
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Here is the top view, next to the IXL 15 is the 8" woofer used on my JBL Stadium's (just to compare)
Mach5 IXL 15 top view.JPG

Here is the side view compared to the 8" driver
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Another side view
Mach5 IXL 15 side view.JPG

As you can see ...it's huge :yes:
 

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Are ya itchin' to get it installed? :whistling:
Not really, I have plenty of time :devil:









(talking to myself: Where did I put those screws for the driver??? ...I'm just going to tight this last one and try my new toy...) :bigsmile: :rofl2:
 
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