18 inch Dayton Sub Kit

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  1. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    whatcha gonna do with the old Maelstrom driver.
    18" paper....Eminence derived driver, what was the
    old specs? 90db sensitivity 8ohm???
     
  2. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor

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    Geez what a monster! Two of those in my IB would either kick ass or bring the house down. :eek:
     
  3. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Shitdamn Mike, that will be a monster. I realize you had one before but seeing it in scale makes it bigger
     
  4. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

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    110 lbs! I guess between the magnet on the driver and the MDF it adds up. Good thing you have one floor. I had to get the weight lifter kid across the street to bring the PSA up the stairs.
     
  5. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yeah the driver is 40# and the flat kit is 60#.

    Add laminate, feet, binding posts and wire, stuffing and the grill and it should be about 110# me thinks.

    As to the old Maelstrom, I'll keep it for a while until I get the new one installed and tested. If by some odd chance I think it sucks (not likely) I'll swap. If not I'll karma it off to some lucky HTL member.
     
  6. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    I've always wanted to build a sub with an 18" driver but so far have only ever used 12" and 15" models.
     
  7. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    FUNK 18" is the bad boy you need
     
  8. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Funk? Overpriced. Go for PSA. Why settle for only one 18?
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  9. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

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    at 196 lbs. you need a crane to get that bad-boy into your house!
     
  10. Denton

    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    RE: the PSA sub above... why not mount the drivers like this: >< ?
     
  11. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Feet;

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    2 inch ABS pipe with a cap and half a coupler cemented together filled with a 2 inch dowel capturing a 1/4" machine screw & hurricane nut epoxied to the pipe assembly.

    Sturdy.
     
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  12. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    4 sides laminated.

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    Don't worry, the protective plastic film is still over the glossy black. It really is glossy black under the film.

    First time I ever had protective film, but then it's the first time I ever bought glossy black - :)
     
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  13. Phil A

    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    That's why I settled on the S1500. Didn't want the free hernia that comes with the bigger models and it was an upgrade to my old Dayton Audio Titanic mk. iii sub.
     
  14. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    I glued on the outer baffle.

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    Pinned it so it wouldn't move and used the hurricane nuts and some oak boards to clamp it.

    Tomorrow I'll drill the grille holes, mask the laminate and begin painting the baffle white.
     
  15. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    gonna be a beauty.
     
  16. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I normally keep my front (or rear) baffle removable just in case... looking good Mike!
     
  17. Phil A

    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Looking really good!
     
  18. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Couple more coats to go, but almost done;

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    It's a police woofer, black & white - :)
     
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  19. Rick C

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    Very nice
     
  20. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Thanks. It came out pretty nice. Moved it inside and removed all the masking and hit the sharp edges with a sanding block. It really is shiny-glossy - :)

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    Today's project is installing the binding posts, wiring, the driver and the grille. Well maybe not the grille, have to make the spacers and need to see how long to make them and then they'll need the stain & varnish too.
     
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