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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!
      "I just use off the shelf textbook filters designed for a resistor of 8 ohms with
      exactly a Fc 3K for both drivers, anybody can do it." -Xmax


      • #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!

          Bill Schneider


          • #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.

                I think I hear a difference - wow, it's amazing!" Ethan Winer: audio myths
                "As God is my witness I'll never be without a good pair of speakers!" Scarlett O'Hara

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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?

                      Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
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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.


                          • #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.
                              It is estimated that one percent of the general population are psychopaths - New Criminologist: Understanding Psychopaths