The Goal: The object here was to sustain an even low frequency extension throughout a medium size room. In addition to all-around powerful bass, this enclosure needed to be suitable for music and movies alike.
The Design: After reviewing the client’s room layout and the proposed subwoofer position, I arrived at a corner-loading bass-reflex design. In addition to the single 10″ woofer, the enclosure would also have to house a plate amp, which I incorporated into the compression chamber.
The Build: This was already the second in the series of my screwless home audio builds. Here, you see a little bit of pressure applied to one of the panels:
As you can see, the design, itself, is quite rudimentary. I always tell my clients that complexity doesn’t automatically translate to performance. I try to keep my designs as straight-forward as possible whenever I can and, luckily, achieving the desired results in the client’s listening environment did not call for anything overly exotic:
The finished product was this single-axis bass-reflex with a plate amp cut-out centered along the side and a flush-mount inset for the woofer. The slot-loaded vent terminates at a 1.5″ radius flare:
As a fun bonus, this enclosure was scheduled to ship around the time when Steve from Digital Designs was coming out for a visit. We postponed the shipping date so that both Steve and I could sign the enclosure.
From the right to the left, we have Steve Milton, his brother, and me. Oh, and the enclosure, of course.