The "what was I thinking" UXL-18 mini-marty build

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  1. Rebel975

    Rebel975 Maha Guru

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    Flatpacks from squiers007 on AVSforum.

    Some info: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1648673-martysub-faq.html

    Subwoofers: http://www.istonline.ca/mach5_uxl_18.html

    My original DIYSoundGroup 4cu ft sealed build: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1481221-uxl-18-just-arrived.html

    WinISD simulations say it will be about 10dB louder than my sealed versions at 20Hz. That's insane.


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    These are a lot bigger than my 4cu ft sealed DIYSoundGroup subs they are replacing.

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    p.s. brad nails are awesome. So are helpful wives. :)
     
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    Rebel975 Maha Guru

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    Progress is slow, but it's coming along. Had to belt sand the baffles a bit to get them to fit. Also, the front to back bracing was a real pain. Overall - nothing the sander, and some filler can't fix. It won't be show quality, but it will get the job done. :)

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    Wifey helping me line things up. She's so helpful. I lucked out. :)

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    Flatpack came with extra wood bits to give the screws something extra to bite in to.

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    I'm sure the bracing isn't 100% optimal, but I think it's close enough.

    This shot includes the front to back bracing. There's one in each "corner". Not really the corner, but you know what I mean.

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    First layer of Duratex is on.

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    And...??

    I wouldn't dare building speakers. With my luck, everything would resonate with everything
     
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    Gorgeous job Rebel...I contemplated the ist sub's a couple of years ago.
    But, sigh... life happened and priorities changed.
    I live about a 20 minute drive from them too...
    Well, maybe as a retirement gift for myself.
     

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