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  • Knocked the dust off.. built something spectacular. :)

    Hey fellas,
    My company has been throwing the idea around of incorporating some bluetooth speakers into our products; these speakers are relatively small, so LACKING in the bass department. Well, I couldn't just sit by and let that slide. So.. a bluetooth subwoofer had to happen, plus; I've just been chomping at the bit to build something again. Job, kids, life... it just drags a guy through the mud. ENOUGH!

    What is it? Well.. it's the acclaimed Tang-Band W5-1138SMF in a down-firing vented configuration. This is being fed by a TPA-3116 running in mono mode (100x1), a 24VDC 5A supply, a Low pass crossover and of course a bluetooth receiver. Needless to say, the folks here drooled over it a little, which makes me happy that I made that top plate out of aluminum. The rest of the cab is your basic lamination stack-up build, covered in maple veneer and hit with a pecan polyurethane stain. Generally speaking, I think I won with this one.


    Stuff I've builded

  • #2
    Looks awesome! Do we get to see the guts too?


    • #3
      Nice lookin' speaker for sure!
      Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers, you get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers. Next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways it's still rock and roll to me!


      • #4
        Pretty.... looks very pro


        • #5
          I remember the superb job you did on your Overnight Sensations when Paul first designed them. You certainly haven't lost your chops!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WWWJD View Post
            ... Job, kids, life... it just drags a guy through the mud.

            I think I won with this one.
            It'll get better.

            You did.

            Very, very nice sub.


            • #7
              You have been missed!

              Great design!


              • #8
                Nice design conception and flawless execution. very pro.

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                • #9
                  Very attractive.


                  • #10
                    Looks very professional

                    I, too, would like to see more construction details.


                    • #11
                      That's so cool!
                      Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

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                      • #12
                        Spectacular looking!! Surely you have more than just this one pic from the build?? I would love to see the details just like some of the other guys.
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                        • #13
                          How did you do the top plate? Shoot the entire thing black then machine away to reveal the aluminum? It looks great.
                          Expensive caps need time to break in. More expensive caps take a long time. Cheap caps sound great right out of the box.

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                          • #14
                            Wow that's awesome! Wish I had construction skills that good!


                            • #15
                              Awesome - the Reuleaux triangle happens to be the symbol used by my alma mater, so I really like it.
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