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18 inch Dayton Sub Kit

Discussion in 'DIY Lounge' started by Mike B, May 19, 2017.

  1. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    looking good....what made you do a painted white baffle?
     
  2. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Matches the Mundorfs and the fireplace.
     
  3. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Mundorfs...Oh, the Accuton Woofer.
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Stuffed with 4 pillows in the corners and some rolled batting in the middle;

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    No "loose" fill. I think I'm going to leave the grille off. I temp placed it and I like this look better;

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    I'm not really worried about Lucy, she never bothers anything. Plus the cone is aluminum and the surround is some really stiff and sturdy rubber. Probably to damp that metal cone sufficiently. But I need to plug those holes, you can feel the breeze coming out when the cone moves. Some truss head screws and rubber washers should do the trick. Job for tomorrow, I'm done today.

    Now drinking rum & coke - :)
     
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Surround material is probably more for linearity at high excursion. Do you need to damp the cone at sub frequencies?
     
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I wouldn't think so. I'll add that you can hear it "ring" with the 1.5 volt battery test. Doesn't sound like a paper cone does.

    Old vs New.

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    Last edited: Jun 29, 2017
  7. Phil A

    Phil A Active Member Top Poster

    Wow - looks like pro job!
     
  8. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Very Nice Indeed...
    assume this is a sealed BOX design
    no ports?
    other than those tiny holes for the grill?
     
  9. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Thanks! I like the simple clean look w/o the grille. Yeah, 4 cu-ft sealed box. So off to the hardware store for some screws and washers to seal those holes. Each has an 8-32 hurricane nut in it so easy job. I'll get some truss head screws and some rubber washers and paint the heads with the same paint I shot the baffle with.

    I was playing with it last night and it's very clean sounding. After I get those holes plugged I'll run the Cambridge level set routine and cue up some movies - :)
     
  10. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    If you don't want to see screws, a little RTV on the inside will seal those holes.
     
  11. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I'm pretty jazzed. I'm glad I did this, in the words of Sargent Hulka "I'm getting too old for this shit", I was a little stiff today from moving those two heavy boxes around.

    The glossy laminate worked well. I know better than to try to paint glossy, but glue on laminate, easy. The baffle is satin, not gloss or even semi-gloss.
     
  12. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Wow, fabulous build Mike. I guess the old sub is down-firing like my PSA 15. Do you think the rafters will loosen up when you watch an explosion movie? That's a lot of power, and it's really beautiful.
     
  13. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Damn fine work!
     
  14. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    you do know Wilson art has HIGH GLOSS WHITE
    regardless, looks clean & neat.
     
  15. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    wow, just wow
     
  16. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I would think so. I didn't want to make a new baffle. Paint is good enough.

    The sub sounds much better with the 4 leaks sealed. Yeah, big surprise eh?

    The new receiver arrived today but it's still in the box. Time enough for that tomorrow.
     
  17. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    rum & coke time
    or Gin & tonic time
     
  18. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Congrats, Mike! I nearly bought one of those assembled by someone else. I'm jealous.
     
  19. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    And, I suppose the pillows are for when the amp is in sleep mode. ;)
     
  20. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Kelly was just over to join in the discussion with the landscaper and saw the sub (finished) for the first time. She thought it looked great.

    If a woman thinks your giant speaker looks great, it does - :)

    Now I'm looking at this amplifier to go with it. Cool little control panel I can mount right in the front of the stand. Plenty of room in the top cubby.

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