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:help:Looking to build single CSS SDX 10 Sealed. It will be for music, not too loud. I would like to keep it as small as possible on the driver side. It can be taller than the driver (any height), and deeper (any depth), but it must be as 'skinny' as possible on one side. Any design ideas? I will probably put some acoustic foam inside. I've dropped the tiny 8" driver idea for obvious reasons.
 

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Hi,

Please look at the "Duet SDX10A" on the main website and you will see the 2 simulations that Jeff Bagby did for us.

Best regards and blessings
Bob
 

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Hi,

Please look at the "Duet SDX10A" on the main website and you will see the 2 simulations that Jeff Bagby did for us.

Best regards and blessings
Bob
Thanks! So 14" cubed is probably about as small as I want to go. I like the look of your SDX10 kit with the amp and antimode... How effective is the antimode? As good as Audyssey sub XT?
 

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I don't have any comparison data or experience between Antimode and Audyssey or any of the other receiver based EQ. As I'm currently out of stock on the Cinema I'd be prepared to give you a deal on the combo but with the S-II which is better.
 

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How's $575 plus HST? $649.75 includes shipping and 8033S-II. The BASH300 is on it's way to me and I would be able to ship on the 15th.

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Anybody? I've never built a sealed sub before, but if I could make it 14" cubed, it'd be perfect for my purposes. Would it hit the amp? what is the amount of space I can have between the amp and this driver?
 

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I've started this now, cut all the panels, glued most together. I'm using pl premium fastgrip, and was wondering if that is enough to seal it, or should I go around with Alex white or something? I'm bracing. It with 3/4 Mdf sticks (3/4 squared) along the inside edges... is that ok? Next step ifter all this will be putting in the leftover eggcrate foam that I have. Do you guys like white grill cloth or black grill cloth for a semigloss white subwoofer?
 

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Here are some pics of how it was constructed (so far)

My Dad did all the measuring and 'compassing'. I am terrible with measurements.

My Dad's circle method draw an x corner to corner, then measure radius, use compass

Clamp with corner clamps, clamps, frame clamps (these are great)

Cut the circle with a jigsaw (thanks Dad, my circles SUCK), screw in thingamajiggie screws

Brace it with 3/4 squared runners, add triangles because triangles are cool...

Caulk with GE silicone 2 white (so you can see it) to seal it up (overkill)

Foaminate with eggcrate foam (the acoustic stuff)

Assemble and prepare for the miserable sand a billion times part
 

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I take issue with just ONE part of your post..... there is no such thing as overkill :D


I just took re-sealed the bass cabinets in my Infinity RS-II's (built in the 80's) and I used 1.5 tubes of titebond adhesive per section just so I never wondered what if :T

I did the same with the DIYSoundGroup Cube 15 box... CNC Routed for a perfect fit.... still put glue over all the places air "might" escape (port tubes, bracing) just because lol.....
 

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Better to be sealed than sorry lol
As long as it doesn't fart... If it does, it better be a low one, not a high pitched one ha
 

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I sanded the living out of it, and have multiple coats of primer sanded to a perfect finish. I am TERRIFIED of applying high gloss paint... Any suggestions? I'm going for white... my primer coating is almost perfect, should I skip the paint and just keep the primer on? Need help :( any tips for white paint? High gloss enamel with a foam roller? :huh:
 

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I sanded the living out of it, and have multiple coats of primer sanded to a perfect finish. I am TERRIFIED of applying high gloss paint... Any suggestions? I'm going for white... my primer coating is almost perfect, should I skip the paint and just keep the primer on? Need help :( any tips for white paint? High gloss enamel with a foam roller? :huh:
If it was me (dont have much DIY skills) I'd look to see what an auto body shop would cost you to have it finished the way you want, especially if you've done all the prep work and sanding and all they have to do is shoot it with their paint gun.
 

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I can verify that Valspar gloss latex enamel does not work over top of Zinnser BIN.

Bad, had to sand it down to the primer. It could actually be peeled off, hence the 'latex'.

Not sure what the plan is now :(

I'm ok with a satin finish I suppose. Maybe Benjamin Moore lol
 

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The finished product :)

Thank goodness my Dad can cut a circle with a jigsaw, I suck at it. grille is made of hobby board, and some speaker cloth stapled to the back. I used a couple of long pieces of felt tac to make sure the fit was TIGHT... can barely take it off the driver. No rattle at all.

 
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