|Project by mandmj||posted 09-22-2011 03:51 AM||1296 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my first attempt at building a subwoofer. It has a 3/4” MDF carcass (basically a 14” inside dimension cube) w/ oak plywood rail/style overlays and a 1/4” plywood flat panel fitted into rabbits on the rails/styles. The panels/overlays/etc are all glued in place to prevent rattling. Cove moulding makes up the corners and panel edges. Finish is cherry stain w/ 3 coats of semigloss poly. The box itself was build almost entirely out of scraps I had lying around the garage, and cost less then $15 to build.
The speaker is a Rockford-Fosgate 12” 4ohm unit I picked up at a going out of buisness sale in town. The amp is an Apex Senior. The spikes are a little short and will need to be extended to be used on a carpeted surface, but for a hard surface they are adequate.
The appearance of the unit is ok, but has plenty of defects when examined closely. The sound of the unit has actually been a pleasant suprise thus far, especially given the cost to put it together.