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solidcrowd
10-02-2007, 10:37 PM
I would like to get some bass in my room for my computer/movies and found this idea online. Would this sound good or better instead of building the traditional mdf enclosure?

http://www.hometheatertalk.com/DIY_Projects/SonoSUb/sonosub.html
I like how it's cheap and looks unique but I need to know if its just going to be a waste of time before I build.

I would like to make one for a Maw-12 and am going to find a tube shorter than the one in this picture (probably about 3 feet high).

mlstrass
10-03-2007, 01:23 AM
They work excellent. There's an online sonosub calculator if you search. I built one with dual 15's a few years ago for my HT, kicked major ***.

Much easier than building a box and lighter if building a big enclosure. Search "Patrick Sun" as he has a few good tutorials on building one. Good luck...

iagrdshaka
10-03-2007, 02:14 AM
as long as you don't run one sub with the port firing out the rear, they work fine. (only recommended for burps)

bdawson72
10-03-2007, 02:16 AM
Do it

Trixter
10-03-2007, 01:33 PM
i would imagine it would be good...if done correctly...

http://www.partsexpress.com/projectshowcase/syphon/index.cfm

WrenchGuy
10-03-2007, 01:40 PM
as long as you don't run one sub with the port firing out the rear, they work fine. (only recommended for burps)

I have Premier 2000SPLs in tubes with the port rear and they pound and sound good as well. I was gonna make one for the BTL 18 but the tube is like 5 ft tall! Maybe later in a van or something...lol Build it, the design for Sonosub have the port rear. I gotta make one for my HT also Im gonna use a Dayton Audio 18.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/WrenchGuy420/IMAG0751.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/WrenchGuy420/IMAG0700.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/WrenchGuy420/IMAG0752.jpg

Tubes are usually 2 inches more than sub diameter, 10 sub 12 tube, 12 sub 14 tube....Then choose accordingly as you go.

Pop da Hatch
10-03-2007, 01:43 PM
is the tube reinforced? isnt the tube like cardboard?

alxmlr789
10-03-2007, 01:48 PM
I have Premier 2000SPLs in tubes with the port rear and they pound and sound good as well. I was gonna make one for the BTL 18 but the tube is like 5 ft tall! Maybe later in a van or something...lol Build it, the design for Sonosub have the port rear. I gotta make one for my HT also Im gonna use a Dayton Audio 18.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/WrenchGuy420/IMAG0751.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/WrenchGuy420/IMAG0700.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/WrenchGuy420/IMAG0752.jpg

Tubes are usually 2 inches more than sub diameter, 10 sub 12 tube, 12 sub 14 tube....Then choose accordingly as you go.



kinda looks like it would be rollin around in the back of my trunk.. lol.



:jk:

make sure you got some bolts around that thing..

alxmlr789
10-03-2007, 01:49 PM
or are these only for home theater? lol.. my mistake

WrenchGuy
10-03-2007, 01:50 PM
is the tube reinforced? isnt the tube like cardboard?


These tubes are stronger than MDF. The even outward pressure on a cylinder is very strong!! No flexing ever! These things get up to 300lbs psi of pressure in them from wet cement. I used Fiberglass to help take a paint or bedliner but its not necessary. I was experimenting. If you seen the specs in choosing for cement you would see that subs are LIGHT duty for these.

WrenchGuy
10-03-2007, 01:52 PM
or are these only for home theater? lol.. my mistake


No! I used these as test tubes and they work great in the vehicle I have vid but I cant load it up. I gotta make a new one.

WrenchGuy
10-03-2007, 01:52 PM
kinda looks like it would be rollin around in the back of my trunk.. lol.



:jk:

make sure you got some bolts around that thing..

LOL...These ones were cuz I didnt make a cradle for them yet!

mlstrass
10-03-2007, 02:30 PM
FYI....You can make the end caps square, so it won't roll around the trunk.

mlstrass
10-03-2007, 02:33 PM
Calculator: http://www.quux.net/roo/diy/sonosub/sonocalc.html

Built tutorial: http://www.io.com/~patman/sunosub3.html

mjf
10-03-2007, 08:59 PM
im probably going to be making these for a set of tens soon.

solidcrowd
10-03-2007, 09:59 PM
alright I'm deff going to make one of these probably for the maw-15 now. Now I nedd some HT people to answer my questions. I have a tv in my room and want to have surround sound, I think I need a 5.1 or 7.1 surround package with a reciever. So say I buy a package on ebay but don't want to use the subwoofer they provide and use this sonosub. How would I go about doing this the cheapest way and what surround sound sets on ebay are good (links would be very helpful). Thankz!

mlstrass
10-04-2007, 02:01 AM
Never ran any of that stuff, so can't make recommendations. Just make sure the included receiver has a sub out RCA to connect to your sub amp. Many of the all in one systems don't have one...

What's your budget as there's some solid HTIB sets out there?

solidcrowd
10-04-2007, 08:05 AM
I'm looking to spend 200-300 on the reciever and speakers and then add the maw-15 with a plate amp.

mrogowski
10-04-2007, 08:22 AM
All I can say is DO NOT buy one of the stereo-in-a-box packages. They are poo.

Concentrate most of your funds on the amp since everything is flowing through it. Decent mains and rears can be had for cheap these days.

Sonosubs are great for HT. You can be up and running in a day.