Subwoofer question...

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  1. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    Any thoughts on this Sub-woofer, (Dayton Audio 18" Ultimax Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle) paired with this Amplifier (Dayton Audio SA1000 - Rack Mountable Subwoofer Amplifier, which I already own)?

    Are there other, better, similarly priced, subs out there I should look into?

    I have no issues assembling a flat-pack cabinet on my own.
    I could probably even go from scratch if I had solid plans to follow.
    I have friends with table saws :wink:
     
  2. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    The Ultimax is a high-quality woofer made by Eminence. If you are looking for big bass, you'll get it.
     
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    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster Grim Reaper

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    I used a Dayton Audio Titanic (15 inch) Mark iii for HT for a bunch of years until lightning damage a couple of years back. Really liked it. For the $500 price point, with the amp, it's going to be tough to get something new. If you decide to sell the amp, you could always look at something like SVS or HSU (unless of course you do a DIY project).
     
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  4. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I'd go with this one.
     
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  5. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    That's an additional $175 I'm not sure I want to spend. There's already another $75 on top of the base kit cost for footers, binding posts, etc. The boss wouldn't be happy :wink:
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Soooooo, I guess you'll get that one? :wink:
     
  7. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Tell the boss that "the big one" was on sale and it's important to take advantage of Parts Express sales events - :) Not to mention you can make your own "feet" and save more dough.
     
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    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    Found a promo code for $50 off an order of $500+, so today I puled the trigger on the kit and the ancillaries to put it together :grinning:
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    We will expect a full report. :smile:
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Boom-shaka-boom
     
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    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    So, I was expecting delivery in a week or two, but UPS Tracking says tomorrow end of day!?!?!?
    Psyched!!!
     
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    Rick C Well-Known Member

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    Have fun with the build. Keep us posted on progress and your impressions once it is done.
     
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  13. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yeah, use plenty of clamps and make sure the braces go in square (first step) and it will go smooth. I built the 18 inch HO version with the flat kit a while ago and it was fun.

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    Finished in glossy black laminate and white paint
     
  14. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    So... 4 footers, or 3 ?
     
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    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I used 4, made from ABS caps and couplers with wood dowel epoxied in with quarter inch bolts.

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  16. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    I got this 4-pack of heavy-duty 1.5" x 1.5"rubber feet and I'm debating 1 in each front corner and 1 centered in back, or just one in each corner. I know tri-pods can be more stable, especially if there is some inconsistency in the floor.
     
  17. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I would use all 4 of those for sure. That sub weighs 100 pounds. There is a reason that bar stools must have 4 feet.
     
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    Started gluing it up...

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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Sure easier than cutting those pieces yourself. Looks great.
     
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    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    For sure! Makes it easier to assemble too with the rabbiting.
     

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