Funny you should say this, but I've been investigating this for some while and have started down the DIY path by investing in the power tools necessary to do the job.As the title suggests, how do i built a decent sub?
I have no idea how to do it and what the components for this cost, so fire away
Cylinders are used to give a smaller footprint, but this leads to a taller sub. They are usually lighter than their box counterparts because a cylinder is naturally a stronger shape. When Ive tested a box against a cylinder though, I found the box to just sound better, but thats just my personal opinion.
Is there a particular you want a cylinder?
i would never suggest, otherwise. i would however like to point to the 3 people i convinced to try a box who owned cylinders all agreed, as well as a half admission from ed at svs as well. dont take my word for it though, no other cylinder owners did, even though they hadnt tested both as i did.Your experience of a box against a cylinder doesn't mean the entire cylinder concept is doomed to failure Dan also, just my opinion...
The cabinet size will be dependant on the drivers you choose. Whether to use ports or not depends on what you want to achieve with your sub, what type of sub you want and what your performance goals are and how you want to achieve these. If you decide you want a ported sub, this will likely slightly affect your driver choice as some work better with ported cabinets than others.just need to think of a design and size. 450mm and 700mm tall will give about 90L, what about porting?
This just gave me an idea, what about a cylinder with the main driver firing down, then a PR in the top. I wander if that would work, if so it would remove any chuffing concerns. Even opposing drivers would work well, and it may even allow the cylinder to have 2 configurations, stood up or lying down.Defo agree with Moonfly. I have test both the PC12 plus and the PC ultra and they both chuffed like mad.
If you are going to me a cylinder please make sure you use a large enough port, say about 3 feet in diameter
This just gave me an idea, what about a cylinder with the main driver firing down, then a PR in the top. I wander if that would work, if so it would remove any chuffing concerns. Even opposing drivers would work well, and it may even allow the cylinder to have 2 configurations, stood up or lying down.
i di think about 2 drivers but would that mean increaseing in size? What you mean by PR in top