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As my first DIY project I have begun building a sub.

After listening to a bit of advice and reading some recommendations on here I have decided to go for a Exodus Audio Tempest-X driver with something like a Behringer EP4000 Amp to power it and a Behringer DCX2496 to split the signal.

On reading some info on the Tempest-X, it was suggested a 200L box would be a good match and heavy bracing was recommended. So I thought something like this maybe the way to go. Its approx. 71cm(H)x50cm(W)x61cm(D).

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Build material is 16mm MDF for all bracing and will probably use constrained layer dampening of two layers of 16mm MDF for the baffle.

Any feedback is welcome.

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I was going for overkill.

Might as well take that part of the design to the nth degree.

It's sure not to move an inch.
 

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Here's a few pics of my progress.

Been drilling a few holes.

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So that's the horizontal bracing pretty much done.
 

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Will post more pics as I progress.

Another question though, can anyone recommend some heavy duty speaker terminals and internal speaker cable to connect the terminals to the driver?

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AWESOME is all I can say. Well done mate. I love your style.

In a word, overkill :)
 

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Must be great having access to a CNC router...
 

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That's why its taking so long, no CNC work only a table saw, hand drill and hand-held router. Getting a bit tedious drilling and routing all the holes.

I am half way through completing the vertical bracing pieces and will post more pics soon.

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I prefer knock in binding posts like these. To make sure they don't leak, I tap them in halfway, and put a dab of silicone around them before tapping them in the rest of the way. I'm just not a huge fan of plastic terminal cups, they look and feel like they could cause sound leaks in a well damped and braced cabinet.
 

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Must be great having access to a CNC router...
Sounds like someone is jealous! LOL

That's why its taking so long, no CNC work only a table saw, hand drill and hand-held router. Getting a bit tedious drilling and routing all the holes.

I am half way through completing the vertical bracing pieces and will post more pics soon.

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That makes this all the more AWESOME!

I prefer knock in binding posts like these. To make sure they don't leak, I tap them in halfway, and put a dab of silicone around them before tapping them in the rest of the way. I'm just not a huge fan of plastic terminal cups, they look and feel like they could cause sound leaks in a well damped and braced cabinet.
I either do solid binding posts as you're doing, or I have the 12 gauge copper lines go right through the box and siliconed it. It depends on the application and how well I need to hide it. It's also been impressed upon me to use as few connectors as possible...though I know it's a bit overkill in a sub.
 

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That's why its taking so long, no CNC work only a table saw, hand drill and hand-held router. Getting a bit tedious drilling and routing all the holes.

I am half way through completing the vertical bracing pieces and will post more pics soon.

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WOW. You have far more patience than I do!
 

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WOW. You have far more patience than I do!
Most of my boxes are prototype boxes. A hole saw and about 15 minutes and I'd have those brace holes all cut. :) Of course it would look like a big woodpecker had done it but they would be done.

Kevin Haskins
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