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    Recently I had a giveaway for a custom speaker. The winner got to choose a custom speaker (within reason) for me to make a custom design on. He really wanted a small subwoofer for his soundbar. I immediately thought about Paul Carmody Voxel subwoofer. However this gentleman really wanted something self powered and pretty. After some discussion and thoughts I came up with this design in sketchup.
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    Once he approved I went to work. I really wanted a nice smooth finish on this, so I decided I was going to bondo the entire box. Then use whatever paint I want. So that is exactly what I did. But before that, I decided to cut out a spot for a cherry inlay.
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    I also decided to wire it with this low pass board and this amp with a 19v 4.74a power supply. I also upgraded the knobs to some guitar style knobs. I felt they were heavier duty and fit the look I was going for.
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    Once it was finished I sealed everything up and laid the inlay. I must say I am very happy with the resutls. I only wish it could stay in my house .
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    Final Thoughts: I think I may do a redesign on the box. The box is great, but I think the port may be a little too small. I get some port noise and I would like to minimize that. Also if I were to do it again, I would consider adding an anti pop board. When you turn on the amplifier, it does make the speaker pop. However, I am less inclined to do that on a subwoofer, since I typically leave it on all the time.
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