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  • Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

    Started building the enclosure for the PA460-8 I bought on sale a while back.
    Using 3/4' birch for the enclosure with a 1/4" mdf overlay for the baffle, and am now working on the internal braces.
    Net volume is going to be 200L with 6 x 3.25" x 13" ports for 35Hz tuning, and an F3 of ~40Hz.
    Modeled sensitivity is a decent 97dB/W.

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    Plan to use Babar for casual listening in my garage as well as some light PA duty, along with my Barbells.

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    Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

    Nice. That should have some serious kick you in the chest ability with only a few hundred watts.
    http://jaysspeakerpage.weebly.com/

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    • #3
      Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

      Babar

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      • #4
        Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

        Originally posted by Jay1 View Post
        Nice. That should have some serious kick you in the chest ability with only a few hundred watts.
        That's what I'm hoping for

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        • #5
          Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

          Originally posted by greywarden View Post
          Babar

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          Still remember watching him with the kids.
          My daughter was very fond of elephants.

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          • #6
            Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

            Man, that looks like a beast. Use with caution.;)


            Mark
            You go your way, I'll go mine. I don't care if we get there on time.

            ~Pink Floyd

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            • #7
              Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

              Originally posted by Mark65 View Post
              Man, that looks like a beast. Use with caution.;)


              Mark
              Babar was a civilized elephant :rolleyes:
              It'll be interesting to hear how it compares to the 10" and 12" subs I've built so far?

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              • #8
                Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

                Had to go with an 18", didn't you? My 15" isn't going to be enough now. :p

                Awesome Louis! I JUST wrapped up my barbells yesterday and had my first listen. You did a STELLAR job on those, I am sure you're pairing with this sub will be fantastic!

                Can't wait to see it!
                Builds - C-Killa - Speedsters - LithMTM - Talking Sticks - Pocket Rockets - Khanspires - Dayton RS Center - RS225/28A - Kairos - Adelphos - SEOS TD12X - Dayton 8 - Needles - 871S - eD6c - Overnight Sensations - Tritrix (ported) - Lineup F4 - Stentorians - The Cheapies - Tub Thumpers - Barbells - Tuba HT - Numerous subwoofers - probably missing a few...... :p

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                • #9
                  Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

                  Thanks Joey,

                  Maybe a pair of 15s? :o ?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

                    + center brace.
                    Took me about 2 hours to cut, guiding my router by hand.

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                    Two more to go.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

                      Looking real good!! Can't wait to see it wrapped up!
                      Builds - C-Killa - Speedsters - LithMTM - Talking Sticks - Pocket Rockets - Khanspires - Dayton RS Center - RS225/28A - Kairos - Adelphos - SEOS TD12X - Dayton 8 - Needles - 871S - eD6c - Overnight Sensations - Tritrix (ported) - Lineup F4 - Stentorians - The Cheapies - Tub Thumpers - Barbells - Tuba HT - Numerous subwoofers - probably missing a few...... :p

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                      • #12
                        Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

                        Pics of more braces.

                        Got all the remaining panels cut with terminal cup and handle cutouts.
                        Gluing is going pretty slow since I only have two clamps large enough for this build :o

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                          Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build



                          Love it.
                          Builds - C-Killa - Speedsters - LithMTM - Talking Sticks - Pocket Rockets - Khanspires - Dayton RS Center - RS225/28A - Kairos - Adelphos - SEOS TD12X - Dayton 8 - Needles - 871S - eD6c - Overnight Sensations - Tritrix (ported) - Lineup F4 - Stentorians - The Cheapies - Tub Thumpers - Barbells - Tuba HT - Numerous subwoofers - probably missing a few...... :p

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                          • #14
                            Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

                            Side panels added with cutouts for handles and test fit of driver to make sure there's nothing in its way.
                            Had to make some risers to go over the handle cutouts so that the handles clear the ports; they were too deep by 1/4".

                            Gotta get a few more large clamps to attach the top and bottom panels, but I think that's gonna be it for this weekend.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Babar: 18" sub-woofer build

                              That's some impressive looking bracing! If you have a lot of heavy objects you can glue up the top and bottom both by stacking a ton of heavy stuff on top of the cab with both panels glued.
                              http://jaysspeakerpage.weebly.com/

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