Collo's DIY Subwoofer Tools

This site aims to pass on what I've learnt from building a series subwoofers over a period of years.

On this journey, I've had a thirst to understand some of the deeper aspects of design that are not available in the run of the mill design software.

Through a series of experiments, some of these secrets have been quantified and incorporated into the free software that's available on this site.

There's a program for optimising enclosure dimensions for resonances, whilst taking port and driver volumes into account

There's also software for designing flared ports, along with plenty of info on the subject

A fairly extensive section on understanding QRD diffusers includes software to design them

A bit of time is also devoted to building tips, to help your job go more smoothly.


I hope you enjoy your visit to my site. Bill "Collo" Collison, Aussie sub builder and code wrangler

 

The full system. Two buddies plus blast furnace
Slave subs added to extend the bottom end and use the full power of the amplifier

 

Free Software

Design your enclosure to minimise problem resonances, whether it's a regular box or a cylindrical sonosub
Discover your optimum port diameters and flare sizes to avoid compression and chuffing
Build a high-pass filter to save your driver from over-excursion
Design and build a QRD diffuser to tame your room

 

Porting

All you will ever need to know about ports and port flares - understand how to design them, and how to make your own
If you are keen, you can read about the flare testing experiments. Really, this will take you down the rabbit hole bigtime!

 

Projects

All the subwoofers I've built so far, ranging from a simple box, to a 12 driver Infinite Baffle monster.

 

Construction

Help with actually building your sub including an illustrated step by step walk through.

 

Integration

Get your sub to work nicely with your room and existing Home Theater equipment. Apply room treatments.

 

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