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I am interested in buildign my own subwoofer or perhaps talking too someone about helping me build one.

because of my vision i'm not very handy with power tools and such.
mind you i'm not ignorant of them either.

i would like some suggestions as to a design that would be fairly easy to build and offer a fair amount of punch for the price.

i am open to all suggestions. asd ideas.

I love working with my hands when it's somehting i can do.

so a peizo in a showbox would be a little too simplistic. hehe

thank you for reading my post.
 

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smile. I apprecate you taking the time to answer me
and i shall answer your questions.

1. it is for movies. i love the feel of a good action movie and my current sub just done'st have neough punch.

2. while it can be large with no problem there is a limit as the room is only 20x25 hehe.

3. i'd really like to keep my cost at a modest price of aorund $500 or $600 lets just say I think i'd rather go with bass than usieng buttkickers too achieve the same thing. in terms of feeling.
 

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20x25 is a fair sized room. To meet your budget, an IXL-18 with a 500 watt amp would do it. The sub is $265 shipped and should be in stock in the next couple of weeks:

http://www.mach5audio.com/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=181

The Dayton HPSA500 amp is on sale for $250 with free shipping until the end of the month:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-806

Here's a model of the sub and amp. The amp has a high pass filter at 18 hz. Porting would be a 6 inch diameter tube 16 inches long. This setup would be the best bang for the buck.

IXL18 540 watt.JPG
 

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I might be wrong here but in my mind a sonotube sub would seem to be easy to build. I have not built one (yet) but with limited knowledge of power tools it seems like the right way to go. No bracing and easy to cover with some type of grill cloth or automotive carpet. I don't know where you are from, but if anyone in my area wanted my help hacking out a box I would be glad to help. Mine took me a day to get it built but I still need to get the veneer on it. It is getting delivered tomorrow. Here is a link
to mine
http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/diy-subwoofers/17534-aci-sv-12-help-needed.html#post160202
 

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thank you for the great advice , as soon as i get up the cash. i'll purchase these. BTW I live in North Carolina.
 
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