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twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:08 PM
Build Pics on Page 2
Ok so ima start a build for my mt soon and just keep going through designs and cant stick with one. Hopefully ill be able to build soon.

Going ported for sure now. Have about 1 1/2 slabs of wood to work with.
shooting for around 8- 8.5 cubes with ~35 hz tunning.

any recommendations?
ill post a pic of a design i got soon.

Skip01
12-22-2007, 08:12 PM
I love threads for box builds or projects in general when someone makes a thread but has no pics or anything yet

"Just to let ya know...ill be starting......"


It is true....females do love any kind of attention

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:13 PM
hey ***... im working up **** in c4d so chill out. Just created a thread while rendering some images.

Skip01
12-22-2007, 08:14 PM
hey ***... im working up **** in c4d so chill out. Just created a thread while rendering some images.

hahaha why?

Why couldnt u wait til u had the images....serious question...not joking?

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:21 PM
why dont you just come back and check later instead of whining?

Skip01
12-22-2007, 08:22 PM
why dont you just come back and check later instead of whining?

Or....Or.....not make a thread til you have everything ready....that sounds more logical....than i wouldnt even be here posting in the thread

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:22 PM
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/9521/render1xr9.jpg (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=render1xr9.jpg)

thats my design for now. Just reinstalled xp so i lost all my textures so the wood will just have to be a plain color for now.

approx: (22 deep x 20 tall x 35 wide) inner dimensions

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:24 PM
Or....Or.....not make a thread til you have everything ready....that sounds more logical....than i wouldnt even be here posting in the thread

aight man, next time i have something coming outta my ***... ill hold it all in till its all ready to come out, just for you.

Skip01
12-22-2007, 08:26 PM
aight man, next time i have something coming outta my ***... ill hold it all in till its all ready to come out, just for you.

no no....just threads...whenever u think of something and its not done on the stove in ur brain...just let it simmer a lil while longer til u have all the pieces than spring it forward on this forum

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:28 PM
aight enough dumping man. Ive been thinking about this build for a while, now that my vacation started i plan on doing some work very soon. Just trying to a get a design that looks good and then create a cut sheet. Just trying to get some opinions from the audio gurus.

tyler_ofspain
12-22-2007, 08:28 PM
Or you could just not argue over the internet... P.S. i like the box design... what kind of car is it goin into?

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:31 PM
Its gonna sit in the corner of my room bumping beats untill i have a better car to put it in.:laugh:

Might let my buddy borrow it for a lil bit if it fits in his truck. The subs been sitting for to long and i feel the need to build it a home.

pioneerpimp
12-22-2007, 08:31 PM
8.5 cubes is alot for an MT 18. i have two, and they have about 6.5 to 7 a piece. and im thinking bout making the box even smaller.

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:35 PM
8.5 cubes is alot for an MT 18. i have two, and they have about 6.5 to 7 a piece. and im thinking bout making the box even smaller.

ok thats the type of feedback im looking for. Ive had a hard time finding what box the 18 mt's like. I saw some build that had 8.5 cubes with the dual slot ports but besides that i haven't seen any others.

Ill have to shrink the box width wise.

skadude016
12-22-2007, 08:39 PM
Is skip PMS'ing or something? :laugh:

agreed you shoulda had pics or some kind of design... but meh.

It should like 8 or so cubes tuned to there about. just make sure you have enough port area to let the monster breathe

Skip01
12-22-2007, 08:45 PM
Is skip PMS'ing or something? :laugh:

agreed you shoulda had pics or some kind of design... but meh.

It should like 8 or so cubes tuned to there about. just make sure you have enough port area to let the monster breathe

And im craving chocolate

skadude016
12-22-2007, 08:49 PM
And im craving chocolate

lol... its shows snookums :p:

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:51 PM
Is skip PMS'ing or something? :laugh:

agreed you shoulda had pics or some kind of design... but meh.

It should like 8 or so cubes tuned to there about. just make sure you have enough port area to let the monster breathe

oh i forgot to mention, ports will be (3x) 5" custom aero ports. Thinks thats enough?
And yeah sorry bout not having pics ready.

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 08:51 PM
**** chocolate sounds good right now.

audiobahnuser18
12-22-2007, 08:55 PM
Not bad man i like the design also x2 on that. what program u use to make it ? look's good nice work.

skadude016
12-22-2007, 08:57 PM
oh i forgot to mention, ports will be (3x) 5" custom aero ports. Thinks thats enough?
And yeah sorry bout not having pics ready.

ya that SHOULD be enough. and not just go four 5 incher's. :)

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 10:10 PM
Not bad man i like the design also x2 on that. what program u use to make it ? look's good nice work.

Cinema 4D

twisztdauthorit
12-22-2007, 10:11 PM
ya that SHOULD be enough. and not just go four 5 incher's. :)

i wouldnt mind doing 4 but with 3 i only need about 13" of pipe per port... with 4 i think it said like 18" or so and i dont have that much pipe, but i can always get more ;)

pioneerpimp
12-22-2007, 11:54 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/PioneerPimp/Picture051.jpg

thats the port for my two MTs, its something like 270 sq inches. they definitly do good, but i probably could get away with less

BassHead99
12-23-2007, 01:18 AM
What do you use for powering the amp when you run it in your room?

twisztdauthorit
12-26-2007, 02:54 AM
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2598/subboxbt4.jpg (http://img166.imageshack.us/my.php?image=subboxbt4.jpg)

twisztdauthorit
12-27-2007, 06:22 PM
Alot more build pics on page 3
[Day 1]

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5369/img8397vg7.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8397vg7.jpg)

How bout them cuts?

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2940/img8404tk7.jpg (http://img166.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8404tk7.jpg)
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/4302/img8405yh2.jpg (http://img120.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8405yh2.jpg)
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4791/img8407vf3.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8407vf3.jpg)

My x-mas present
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/6568/img8411zm1.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8411zm1.jpg)

Putting it together

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8883/img8412tz2.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8412tz2.jpg)
http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/3291/img8413rh9.jpg (http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8413rh9.jpg)
http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6259/img8415mq3.jpg (http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8415mq3.jpg)

pmpmstrb
12-27-2007, 07:55 PM
That's a nice drill. They are just starting to get bigger in the states. You see them more over in Europe.

skadude016
12-27-2007, 08:41 PM
lookin good! keep it up

twisztdauthorit
12-27-2007, 09:36 PM
Update: I just braced the corners and still have more to do. Late for a date though and no time to post pics.

pmpmstrb
12-27-2007, 09:41 PM
Update: I just braced the corners and still have more to do. Late for a date though and no time to post pics.

That's ok, you can post pics of her when you get back.

twisztdauthorit
01-01-2008, 10:19 PM
Sorry for not updating in a while, caught up with building/ new years parties n such.


Heres a few pics of whats happened that last few times i worked on it:


i ****ed up and cut the inner baffle at 18" (supposed to be 17")
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3739/img8418be1.jpg (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8418be1.jpg)
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/1425/img8419rx6.jpg (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8419rx6.jpg)


My handy router with a 3/4" round-over for ports.
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4134/img8421cz5.jpg (http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8421cz5.jpg)
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/8798/img8424zr9.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8424zr9.jpg)


homemade aeros:
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6505/img8425wg7.jpg (http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8425wg7.jpg)
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5141/img8426wh7.jpg (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8426wh7.jpg)


Picked these up for about $7.50 a piece at homedepot (250 watt each)
Good for speading up the drying process when its cold out.
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/9695/img8427db4.jpg (http://img122.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8427db4.jpg)

twisztdauthorit
01-01-2008, 10:19 PM
Ended up just using that 18" hole as extra bracing so tripple baffle i guess:
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5996/img8430pa5.jpg (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8430pa5.jpg)


T-nuts i used, the bolts ******, got stripped out and to long.
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/7894/img8431fs1.jpg (http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8431fs1.jpg)


Heres the box with sloppy port job (held in place with fiberglass):
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9947/img8432fv4.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8432fv4.jpg)with
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3250/img8433es6.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8433es6.jpg)
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6544/img8435av1.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8435av1.jpg)


So this is about where i ****ed up. The hole was a little to big so i tried adding some fiberglass to strengthen the t-nut areas.
Didnt MIX the hardener well enough and this crap ended up not drying and half of it just got pulled off later:
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6783/img8436mu2.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8436mu2.jpg)


And fast forward to the sub being test-fitted:
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3532/img8438eg0.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8438eg0.jpg)

twisztdauthorit
01-01-2008, 10:27 PM
And most recent pics of a few things i had to do/fix:
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8209/img8491wq8.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8491wq8.jpg)
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8877/img8492ch6.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8492ch6.jpg)
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9482/img8493yc1.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8493yc1.jpg)


Sealing up the top baffle before i run outta light:
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8388/img8494we8.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8494we8.jpg)
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2517/img8495ld3.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8495ld3.jpg)



Thats all the pics for now.
When i tested the sub earlier today off 110 watts in my room...
It was very nice, lets just say the cardboard backing on my shelves were rattling at 18hz

twisztdauthorit
01-02-2008, 01:46 PM
So... ummm Comments... maybe, yes, no ?

15nissen
01-02-2008, 02:18 PM
ports leave much to be desired. I would have coughed up the extra money for some actual aero ports. i think you would see a nice gain with them from what you have now. Nice box build though.

twisztdauthorit
01-02-2008, 05:50 PM
If i was rolling in money, i wouldn't mind spending over 100$ just for aero ports. But in this case i had pvc and a good rounder over bit that did the job quite well. I still need to fill in some gaps between the pvc and wood though and smooth it out. Im sure that real aeroports would do a better job though.


I was unable to make a jig to cut 5" holes so those are all freehanded. Cutting that thick pvc was also interesting, i just used my electric hand saw but it was hard to get a straight cut.


The pictures dont really do thoaw ports justice imo.

pmpmstrb
01-02-2008, 06:51 PM
I just hope your pvc tubes are well fastened. Other then that I think it looks good.

twisztdauthorit
01-03-2008, 02:04 AM
I just hope your pvc tubes are well fastened. Other then that I think it looks good.

i hope they hold up too.
They seemed pretty sturdy with all the woodglue and fiberglass. I think all add some reinforcement if i get the chance.

Lakota
01-03-2008, 03:02 AM
Pretty neat.

IgnoreMe
01-03-2008, 06:24 AM
If i was rolling in money, i wouldn't mind spending over 100$ just for aero ports. But in this case i had pvc and a good rounder over bit that did the job quite well. I still need to fill in some gaps between the pvc and wood though and smooth it out. Im sure that real aeroports would do a better job though.


I was unable to make a jig to cut 5" holes so those are all freehanded. Cutting that thick pvc was also interesting, i just used my electric hand saw but it was hard to get a straight cut.


The pictures dont really do thoaw ports justice imo.

you know, if that router accepts 1/2" shank bits...you can get 1.5" round over bits for $56. all you would have to do is add a couple layers to the side that you would round over (outside and inside). would put the standard aero port flares to shame, on the cheap too.

skadude016
01-03-2008, 11:10 AM
lookin good :)

how did the baffle for the sub turn out?

bumpin buick
01-03-2008, 11:24 AM
vid when done?

80INCHES
01-03-2008, 11:28 AM
ok thats the type of feedback im looking for. Ive had a hard time finding what box the 18 mt's like. I saw some build that had 8.5 cubes with the dual slot ports but besides that i haven't seen any others.

Ill have to shrink the box width wise.

i love the build but u should have kept it at 8.5 cubes

u would have had more autority in the lowend doing 8.5 vs 7

but all in all...good build..birch wood ftmfw!!!!!!!!!!!!!
80

twisztdauthorit
01-03-2008, 03:13 PM
you know, if that router accepts 1/2" shank bits...you can get 1.5" round over bits for $56. all you would have to do is add a couple layers to the side that you would round over (outside and inside). would put the standard aero port flares to shame, on the cheap too.

Yeah thats what i was thinking but it turns out my router only has a 1/4" shank i think. I took out that insert and was able to fit in the 1/2"shaft of 3/4"roundover.

I like this method though because its so easy. Once you have a hole somewhat similar to the size of the pipe and the pipe is secured in place, just slide the roundover bearing along the inside of the pipe and you will get a perfect hole.

twisztdauthorit
01-03-2008, 03:16 PM
lookin good :)

how did the baffle for the sub turn out?

The second baffle i had to make turned out "ok" i should have made the whole even smaller because some of the mounting holes are right on the edge. The t-nuts give it a little more to grab on too though soo it should be fine.

twisztdauthorit
01-03-2008, 03:20 PM
vid when done?


im hoping to take it over to my friends house soon cuz he has an amp and i dont atm. :crying:



i love the build but u should have kept it at 8.5 cubes

u would have had more autority in the lowend doing 8.5 vs 7

but all in all...good build..birch wood ftmfw!!!!!!!!!!!!!
80

where were you earlier in the thread when i was deciding :laugh:
Well it was an experience working with this box anyway and i enjoyed it.
The birch is really alot more pleasing to work with.

hope i can get a video of it soon, this sub had some massive excursion when free aired of 1.5k watts ;)

80INCHES
01-03-2008, 03:24 PM
lol sorry if i got 2 the thread late
but birch is sooooo much lighter and less dusty than mdf

80

twisztdauthorit
01-03-2008, 03:27 PM
lol sorry if i got 2 the thread late
but birch is sooooo much lighter and less dusty than mdf

80

yeah i realized it when i had to lift the box by myself into the back of my car. That tripple baffle does have some weight to it though.

Less dust ftw, mdf dust gets all over the place and takes a while to settle down, this stuff doesn't even bother me, no more mdf buggers!!!

80INCHES
01-03-2008, 03:38 PM
lol mdf boogers

80

braggpawn
01-08-2008, 06:37 PM
lets see some vids:D

twisztdauthorit
01-08-2008, 08:16 PM
lets see some vids:D

your not the only anxious one. Ive been slacking evertime my buddy came over cuz by the time we were able to test it out, it was to dark. Now something went down with his system so i got help him fix it first.

twisztdauthorit
01-10-2008, 06:46 PM
sorry bout the delay guys. I got 1 video atm and it wasn't getting close to enough power but here it goes anyway.

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3586/mvi8556yz1.flv.frm.jpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mvi8556yz1.flv)

yes i know its not much but to get it power we used like a 10 foot jumper cable from my friends car to my car to power it, sure there was alot of resistance so im not sure how much power the sub got. Im hoping to get some in car vids but im not sure how soon i can do that.

I could plainly see it was starving for power.

Immacomputer
01-10-2008, 07:00 PM
What song was that?

twisztdauthorit
01-10-2008, 10:53 PM
What song was that?

artist : boyz in da hood
not sure which song though

twisztdauthorit
02-01-2008, 01:17 AM
just a little dicken around

Click for video
http://img531.imageshack.us/img531/8117/mvi8800ez7.flv.frm.jpg (http://img531.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mvi8800ez7.flv)

http://img531.imageshack.us/img531/9393/mvi8799fh8.flv.frm.jpg (http://img531.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mvi8799fh8.flv)

in that last vid, the whole box was actually bouncing around about a quarter inch or so, for some reason the camera didnt pick it up.


summary:

I had a battery, battery charger, an amp, and my box laying around so i decided to hook it up for a little bit and see what happens.



Conclusion:

i need more powa!!!! and a car to put it in ;)

MyFartsStink
02-16-2008, 06:55 PM
You dont have a car?

twisztdauthorit
02-16-2008, 07:52 PM
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/682/l3ecae1cc98ce0ef9dacc48nj3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Thats my temporary car.... well for that last freaking year. Im trying to see if anyone will buy the box/sub combo, selling for $500 on craigs list... im sure sooner or later someone will from the less educated crowd ;)

wheeler8921
02-16-2008, 08:03 PM
thats a pretty cool truck man. I'd keep it and get another car looks fun off road.

twisztdauthorit
02-16-2008, 08:12 PM
yeah its a fun ride... best part is it only cost me $500. but for daily driving in any type of weather... it *****. Theres a crack in the exhaust and its harsh on me ears ;) i wish i could but a sub in it but i think someone woudl take it .. maybe. someone jsut jacked my 20$deck...