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22-Oct-2014

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15 & 18 inch Bass Cabinet From Celestion UK



Ideal for club and party systems, this is a really easy to build sealed cabinet of the type you see used by sound-systems which can be built for various speaker sizes, (and as a smaller full-range speaker if you add a crossover and tweeter), but is added here primarily for people to build for their bass cabs!

These plans were sent in by Peter at Celestion UK (thanks mate!), and will work with all their branded speakers and others (LINK TO CELESTION PA DRIVERS PAGE)... a real easy cab.... sizes included for different drivers. - VERY easy to build and you can simply double the width dimension to add two 18" drivers to make a dual bass cab!!!

The entire cabinet has a planed hardwood baton all around the side and top/bottom & front/back inside-edges for SOLID re-enforcement!.... Make sure you fit the batons well if built for 18" bass!!.... Use quality Plywood if you can afford it.. if not, use MDF... probably it'll be best to also add metal corner re-inforcing plates too to protect the corners from getting mashed when you move it... and add a steel mesh/grill to the outside to stop the speaker getting bashed in....




The best way to build this sort of box, is to saw all your batons and side & top/bottom panels first, then fit the batons all round the edges of the side-panels... glueing and screwing them down firmly all round the edges leaving an 18mm gap between the panel-edges & the baton so that the front, back, top and bottom panels fit snugly against the batons & flush with the side-panel edges when offered up to the baton...

Leave the sides overnight after fitting the batons so the glue can FULLY dry!!... DRY WOODGLUE IS HARDER THAN WOOD so use plenty of glue so it oozes out after fitting and screwing down the batons... wipe off excess glue with a damp cloth and leave to dry!...

The side-panels will then be 100% solid..... The next day, offer up the top & bottom plates first and drill & screw them down so you have a finished box but with no front or back panels...

Finaly create your front panel with the round hole for the speaker, and screw & glue that down firmly...

NEXT create your back panel & fit it... either screwed ONLY if the speaker-driver is rear-loading, so you can remove the back-panel and change the driver if it blows... or if the driver is front-loading, glue & screw the rear panel too.... AFTER FITTING YOUR CONNECTOR SOCKET OF COURSE!!!...

Ok......mark everything out and check it all fits before drillling and glueing & screwing it together...


All in all it's easy eh!!.... if creating a dual 18" then you can further re-inforce the front speaker-carrying panel with batons screwed & glued running across the front-panel inside face beweeen the speaker holes....

If you build the box for a 10" or 12" speaker you can add a tweeter & crossover to fit the extra smaller hole shown on the plans...

For a bass bin, ignore the extra tweeter hole (D)... just add bass-driver ONLY.

Check it out, and good luck!




[all measurements in mm]
[3 'option' sets of measurements for each driver (except 10"/12") - each builds the same volume box.]



LOUDSPEAKERS Sealed 'infinate-baffle' bass cabinet for 10", 12", 15" & 18" drivers
PERFORMANCE not listed
CONSTRUCTION Pretty simple.
make sure all edges are glued and screwed well... this has to be really well built to withstand bass vibrations without farting and buzzing... so add PLENTY of glue until it oozes out when you join the edges together for the final screw down.
MATERIALS 18mm, 3/4", 8' X 4' board (2438 X 1219) ply or MDF
VOLUME Total = 30 - 150 litres


For a 2 bass-driver / Dual 18" cab: double the cabinet width (X) and duplicate the speaker-driver port/hole... (and mebbe add baton bracing-struts, as noted above, to the inside face of speaker-carrying front-panel for extra strength


CLICK TO VIEW & DOWNLOAD THE PLANS


[plans will print out to an A4 page]

CLICK TO GO TO CONSTRUCTION TIPS PAGE


(very important to read this !!)


Good luck & happy building!



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'15 & 18 inch Bass Cabinet From Celestion UK'


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Name: CARL
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 30-Dec-99

SPEAKER PLAN ON EAW MID BASS HORNS.MR 102


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Name: k
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Date: 30-Dec-99

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Name: ok all working
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Date: 30-Dec-99

18" bass bin is now added & comment-add fixed


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Name: joelalbi
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Date: 30-Dec-99

I might be mistaken, and correct me if im wrong but as a port length is given on the chart for all but the 10 inch box, surely they all have to be ported?


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Name: Peter
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Date: 30-Dec-99

Hi there,

as I understand the drawing right, the "D" is the bass reflex port and not a tweeter hole... But correct me, if I'm wrong,

Peter


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Name: munte
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Date: 30-Dec-99

Hi i love the site

Do you have plans for the EAW speakers


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Name: kilo
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Date: 30-Dec-99

test..... great easy to make bass-cab...


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Name: Albert edwards
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Date: 17-Jun-05

could i use any of these in the boot of a35 bmw


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Name: santosh
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Date: 30-Jun-05

sEND AS THE PLANS


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Name: wil
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Date: 12-Sep-05

can you help me i need some plans on a b139 bass box well 2 actualy i have a set of kef cresta 30s and i whant to sit them on top of two bass boxes thay are a hundred LTs and i can build but cant desine for shit help me ya get mi


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Name: wavesound
Email: bob@hearmymusic.co.uk
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Date: 09-Dec-05

Man Nice page,

Made a few system from the Fane book!!

Just about to design a system here in cardiff, ( fancy the EAW you have here)

Like the look of the Behringer stuff for price/output but alot of people turn there nose up at it!

Again thanks and any tips send em on!


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Name: Mike Scott
Email: mike.scott@rennlist.com
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Date: 11-Jan-06

One thing to change... The sides should really be the top and bottom, reason being long term strength. By making the sides sit on top of the bottom panel there is a lot less chance of the joint breaking if dropped.


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Name: Michael
Email: mcerickson@shaw.ca
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Date: 07-Mar-06

hey, gonna make me a 15" bass bin for my bass guitar! Question...is D the bass port for sure? Want to make sure, don't want mistakes here! Thanks alot for this instruction. Great sense of humer on why it's written! Got help and laugh at same time :)


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Name: Paul C.
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Date: 06-Aug-06

The hole D is not a port, it is a tweeter hole. Read again where it says, "For a bass bin, ignore the extra tweeter hole (D)... just add bass-driver ONLY.... "


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Name: bass king
Email: bass_king_247@elektronik-star.de
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Date: 16-Nov-06

emm site is way basic , why wolud you want a 100litres box for a 15" sub?? , 30-40 litres is most i seen and get 120db from a single gt4-15 jbl subwoofer.


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Name: John Silva
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Date: 22-Oct-12

I wish it was a little more specific about the materials need to complete the project. if anyone can go into detail about how to do this, please contact me at ' airwavejamm@gmail.com '
Appreciated,
John Silva :)


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Cabinet plans

Each page contains a downloadable plan as a gif image, sized to print-out onto an A4 page.

STARTER FULL-RANGE 3 DRIVER CABINET

4 X 10" FULL-RANGE CABINET

2 X 15" FULL-RANGE CABINET

2 X 15" FOLDED BASS-BIN FOR MODULAR SYSTEM

1 X 15" REAR HORN LOADED SCOOP BASS-BIN FOR MODULAR SYSTEM

1 X 15" 2 WAY FULL-RANGE REFLEX CABINET (can also be simple bass unit)

2 X 12" ANGLED SHORT-THROW MID CAB FOR MODULAR SYSTEMS

2 X 10" MID AND HIGH FREQUENCY CABINET FOR PASSIVE SYSTEM

HF LARGE HORN CABINET FOR ACTIVE SYSTEM

EASY BASS CAB FOR 15"/18" BASS - (single or double!!)
[Kindly supplied by Celestion uk]
[also can build as 10"/12"/15"/18" + tweeter for full-range]

15" CELESTION W-BIN BASS CAB

MARTIN 15" HORN

EAW BH 882 DUAL 18" BASS

CERWIN VEGA 18" BASSBIN - EARTHQUAKE B36

Lots of plans here...




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