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Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 MDT 2016 - SubWoofer Build

DIY Corner

This is a custom subwoofer build to supplement existing Bose system on my Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet.

Tools used:

  • table saw equipped with adjustable bevel cuts
  • router & bits
  • power driver/drill & bits 
  • reciprocating jig saw
  • hole saw
  • vacuum
  • assorted C-clamps
  • measuring tape
  • square
  • air compressor
  • air tools: stapler. brad nailer
  • sanders: random orbit & palm sanders
  • aerosol sprays
  • wire cutters
  • pliers
  • soldering iron
  • face mask, filtered

 Parts & Materials used:

  • Pioneer TS-B400Pro 500W horn tweeters, 2
  • Pioneer GM-D9601 2400W Class D Mono Amplifier
  • Pioneer GM-D8604 1200W Class D Bridgeable 4-Channel Amplifier
  • Kenwood eXcelon KFC-XW120 400W-RMS (1200Watts max) Subwoofer, 12"
  • Sony PreAmp EQ
  • 4' x 8' Maple Plywood, 3/4" Thick
  • 4Amp Oxygen-free Wiring Kit
  • 8-Gauge wiring
  • 12-Gauge wiring
  • 24-Gauge wiring
  • vinyl electrical tapes, assorted colors
  • wiring mount holders
  • polished carrying handles (used cupboard door handles)
  • quick electrical connectors
  • 12V LED ligh strips
  • 12V custom built LED VU Display, L & R
  • terminating blocks 
  • assorted screws
  • 1 set of hinge for woofer baffle
  • 3M mask filter
  • 120, 180 grit sandpaper
  • heat-shrinkable wiring tubes



Mon Jun 13 00:00:00 MDT 2016 - 13Jun2016 - Robin

This spring, this robin made her nest at the safest place in the area -- directly in our deck, which is usually covered on most sides.  Unfortunately with that, we can no longer turn on our scone light for fear that it might heat up her nest. She's even used to us already, always around her. Whenever she comes back with food for her young, she always make the habit of letting everyone know she's around by her constant calls. And then as if no one's around, she'll just fly back into the nest like she knows us well. I always wonder if she is one of the chicks born here at the very same deck 6 years ago...

Sun Jun 5 00:00:00 MDT 2016 - 05Jun2016 - A Drive to Yoho National Park

This day calls for a nice ride on our cabrio up Yoho National Park. Destination: Takkakaw Falls. As it turns out, entry to Takkakaw Falls was still closed. No idea why. But you can't really ignore the other places. Abundance thereof! Beautiful scenery no matter where you are at this region.

We did our leisurely lunch at the Upper Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint just before the falls and then went for a short hike down a mossy terrain down to the river below where Yoho River meets the Kicking Horse River.

We then proceeded to Lake Louise area down to our favorite destination, Morraine Lake. We were surprised as to how low the water level was at this time of the year. As far as I know this area is not dammed. Just all glacial melt!

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