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2005/7/20 [Science/Space, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:38733 Activity:nil
7/20    Own your own death star sub-woofer:
        http://tinyurl.com/c3pos (ebay.co.uk)
        \_ Your URI is broken.  Try http://csua.org/u/cs7
           \_ seems to work for me. anyway full url is:
                  \_ It failed for me in Opera 8, Firefox 1.0.6, and even IE 6.
   http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5789263206&fromMakeTrack=true
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When Darth Vader decided to take over the universe, he decided he needed a really big gun.... a really very big gun indeed, a gun so big it could destroy an entire planet in a single shot. With this in mind he built t he Death Star, witnesses at the time often confused it with a small moon , so you get some idea of it's size... In my batchelor days I decided I needed a subwoofer for my lounge, a subw oofer so powerful it could loosen fillings, shake out the colesteral fro m my arteries and generally make a lot of noise. It seemed to me that th e Death Star, ignoring the weakness that ultimately lead to it's complet e destruction, was a pretty good design... so I made my own (with a lot of help from my then housemate). I'm no longer a batchelor, I no longer live in a detached house in the mi ddle of nowhere, so the subwoofer is offered here for sale. Construction My housemate and I are not known for under-engineering, or even adequate- engineering things, and this is another example of our finest over-engin eering. Inside is a skeleton made from 18mm MDF with curved ribs, approximately 3 0-40mm thick to make the basic circular shape. It was made airtight from the inside using fibre glass matting, then the gaps between the ribs wa s filled with chopped glass fibres and resin. It resembled a large onion at this point, not q uite the plan! The large onion was basically round but needed to be rounder.. So the pl ywood was covered in fibre glass - it's worth noting this is when we lea rned that power sanding fibre glass whilst wearing a T-Shirt was not our best idea, all the tiny glass fibres stick in your arms, hair, clothes etc. Safety first kids, goggles, breathing masks and overalls! The whole surface was covered in car body filler, and sanded... The last step was to paint it, it's two shades of grey, with a black equa torial trench and little white dots speccled over the surface to represe nt the lights. For further visual enhancement the speaker surround is a piece of polished aluminium. The subwoofer installed is an Alpine 12" SWS-1242D, rated at 900W peak po wer, 300W rms. The ports are vented directly out the bottom of the subwoofer. The design w as modelled on WinISD to calculate the port lengths... it's proper stuff :) There are two 4mm binding posts at the back for connection to a powe r amplifier. I'll be adding the amplifier to e-bay as soon as I type out a description, but any amplifier will work. Specification Diameter 36 inches, on it's stand it's about 44 inches tall. Power More powerful than you can possibly imagine, or 300W which ever is the sm aller Weakness No known weakness, but the Rebel Alliance may find one Loud Yes Unique Probably, I've not seen another. My Girlfriend It Could Be Yours Due to the sheer size and weight of the Death Star, I'm not able to offer any shipping on this. The winning bidder should arrange for payment via PayPal and collect by 24th July 2005. Bidders with zero rating, please contact me by email fi rst.
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When Darth Vader decided to take over the universe, he decided he needed a really big gun.... a really very big gun indeed, a gun so big it could destroy an entire planet in a single shot. With this in mind he built t he Death Star, witnesses at the time often confused it with a small moon , so you get some idea of it's size... In my batchelor days I decided I needed a subwoofer for my lounge, a subw oofer so powerful it could loosen fillings, shake out the colesteral fro m my arteries and generally make a lot of noise. It seemed to me that th e Death Star, ignoring the weakness that ultimately lead to it's complet e destruction, was a pretty good design... so I made my own (with a lot of help from my then housemate). I'm no longer a batchelor, I no longer live in a detached house in the mi ddle of nowhere, so the subwoofer is offered here for sale. Construction My housemate and I are not known for under-engineering, or even adequate- engineering things, and this is another example of our finest over-engin eering. Inside is a skeleton made from 18mm MDF with curved ribs, approximately 3 0-40mm thick to make the basic circular shape. It was made airtight from the inside using fibre glass matting, then the gaps between the ribs wa s filled with chopped glass fibres and resin. It resembled a large onion at this point, not q uite the plan! The large onion was basically round but needed to be rounder.. So the pl ywood was covered in fibre glass - it's worth noting this is when we lea rned that power sanding fibre glass whilst wearing a T-Shirt was not our best idea, all the tiny glass fibres stick in your arms, hair, clothes etc. Safety first kids, goggles, breathing masks and overalls! The whole surface was covered in car body filler, and sanded... The last step was to paint it, it's two shades of grey, with a black equa torial trench and little white dots speccled over the surface to represe nt the lights. For further visual enhancement the speaker surround is a piece of polished aluminium. The subwoofer installed is an Alpine 12" SWS-1242D, rated at 900W peak po wer, 300W rms. The ports are vented directly out the bottom of the subwoofer. The design w as modelled on WinISD to calculate the port lengths... it's proper stuff :) There are two 4mm binding posts at the back for connection to a powe r amplifier. I'll be adding the amplifier to e-bay as soon as I type out a description, but any amplifier will work. Specification Diameter 36 inches, on it's stand it's about 44 inches tall. Power More powerful than you can possibly imagine, or 300W which ever is the sm aller Weakness No known weakness, but the Rebel Alliance may find one Loud Yes Unique Probably, I've not seen another. My Girlfriend It Could Be Yours Due to the sheer size and weight of the Death Star, I'm not able to offer any shipping on this. The winning bidder should arrange for payment via PayPal and collect by 24th July 2005. Bidders with zero rating, please contact me by email fi rst.