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Today I submitted my order for the Quartet12/Trio12 kit. I've taken the suggested design and modified it a bit. Here are two pics from Sketchup:





The PR's will be covered with a cloth wrapped speaker grille... I'm thinking of using some of the "vintage" cloth that's available at PE (and elsewhere on the net).

I'm hoping to start the build in early November... pics are forthcoming.
 

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Got a visit from "Brown" yesterday...



Also stopped at Lowe's and Woodworker's Supply and picked up the oak boards and veneer I'll be using. Too bad that next weekend I'm going to be out of town... I'd rather be working on this project...
 

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Now that all of the parts are in, I'm changing my mind on mounting the amp externally. My question: Does the Bash500 amp need to be sealed in it's own chamber, or can it be open to the interior of the sub box?

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I am really interested in this build, as I am contemplating it as an option for my first home sub project. Keep the pictures and good progress coming! :T
 

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While the Bash amp can be open to the inside of the enclosure, you have to keep any poly-fill or similar materials away from touching the circuit boards and heat sinks as it will cause over-heating.

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Hi,

I've sold a number of these and have not had any issues. The BASH500 also has an external heatsink which should help dissapate heat. The general rule of thumb to keep stuffing away from any amp without a dedicated cover applies.

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Hi,

I've sold a number of these and have not had any issues. The BASH500 also has an external heatsink which should help dissapate heat. The general rule of thumb to keep stuffing away from any amp without a dedicated cover applies.

Bob
Yeah, when I order mine from you guys, I'm building an external box for it...I think it might actually turn out quite cool. I'm going to make it portable with binding posts, hook up and go.....
 

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Keep the progress coming. I am considering (why won't the bug leave me alone) selling my infinity kappa perfect 12VQ driver and then buying 2 CSS TRIO12 subs and building each sub with a slot vent for a stereo sub configuration. Since the sub is so new any and all impressions/reviews will be very helpful in making my pull the trigger or not.
 

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There has been some movement on this build... finally.

I began ripping mdf down to size over the weekend and yesterday got together with a good friend of mine that has a ridiculously well equipped workshop.

There were some last minute redesigns done... the internal dimensions are now exactly those given in the CSS plans for this sub. I'll try to put together a new sketchup and post pics.

Here's a few pics from yesterday's work (excuse the quality, I forgot the real camera and had to use my cel phone):

Somehow, this found it's way into my shopping cart: :R


Getting ready to cut holes for the PR's:


Finally, some assembly is going on:



Quick Question: Mike P. used egg crate foam to line his sub... is that an absolute necessity (or is it done more as a precaution)?

Hopefully, some more work will get done on Saturday... stay tuned...
 
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