DIY Soundgroup 15" kit

Hi all,

Figured some people may want to see the build on one of the DIY Sound Group 15" cube kits. This design is based off the ever popular "Martysub" and designed for the Dayton 15" RF HO driver. I bought this after wrestling with getting a HSU VTF but in the end figured this would be a fun project. I got it yesterday and just finished gluing and clamping the last panel. I must say, this kit is impressive! The panels are all CNC cut so the fit is just as close to perfect as possible with very minor sanding required for completely perfect and flush joints. This is almost too easy to call DIY. Anyway onto the pics!

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2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


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  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,344
    edited December 2016
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    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,344
    I'll do all the sanding tomorrow after I give the glue a good 24 hours to cure and then I'll spray some high build primer on it and roll on some Satin Black Rustoleum and call it a day. Very happy with this purchase so far
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,745
    Dang! I'm jealous! A woodshop in the living room!

    Bonus! Looks like a fun project. Keep us posted on SQ when you get it running.....
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,344
    Haha it is actually the basement, so I don't feel too terribly bad about doing woodwork inside
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,165
    Loved my kit.

    I had a Stereo Integrity HT-15 in it paired with a Dayton SA-1000 amp for a couple years. I have a thread around here with a TON of pics too.

    Upgraded to a sealed Ultimax 18.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,505
    I have 4 of Erich's 4cf flat packs that I built for 4 of my 6 18s. Great products and really reasonable pricing considering what has gone into them.

    I felt so comfortable with the sub flat packs that I ordered 6 Volt 8LXs and 4 Volt 6LXs from him for the theater build surrounds/Atmos.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,344
    Yea they are fantastic.

    I ran a roundover on the top edges, I think I like it. Unfortunately on one side it chipped out a fairly substantial piece of the baffle. So now doing some wood filler work to make that and the seams disappear. Filling the seems probably isn't necessary since I will be using a high build primer, but it cant hurt.

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    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,344
    Getting there. Lifes been a bit busy so progress is slow but pretty happy so far

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    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,573
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Dang! I'm jealous! A woodshop in the living room!

    :)

    OK, that's the second best line of the week -- competition this week's been fierce. Must be because it's a quasi-holiday week :)

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/2279931#Comment_2279931
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,344
    edited December 2016
    Second coat of Rust-Oleum satin is on. Not sure I'd use this paint again. It stays very sticky for 12 hours or so and naturally, painting in an environment like most diyers do, there's no way to prevent dust and bugs from getting in the paint. It doesn't look awful, but not perfect either. It's a mancave HT sub so I won't worry too much about it.

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    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,344
    Final results. At some point I will have to pull the sub out and touch up a few scratches on the baffle I put in while putting the sub in. The thing absolutely slams! I can feel frequencies the psw505 couldn't even think about reproducing. Breaking it on some music, will try some movies later on. Sorry for the awful pics, not much lighting in the basement/theater (which is a great thing most of the time)

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    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,137
    Fantastic! Gotta love a sub that's half the height of your towers!
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,165
    edited January 2017
    I see space for a second :smile: ... you know so its symmetrical hehehe
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,344
    edited January 2017
    Oh you know I'm already thinking it lol. I'm sure this one will magically spawn another eventually
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,990
    Congrats! I also did the flat pack from Erick and was really impressed. Mine is the SI 18" sealed and I really enjoy that bad boy.
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,800
    Very nice! may the bass be with you!
    FAMILY ROOM
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    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
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  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,344
    Watching Mad Max Fury Road. A real sub really transforms the listening experience, wow! I have it at about 5db over audessey setting and it performs fantastic. I can't imagine what two of these in this smallish space would do.
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


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