12″ Reference Subwoofer with Cherry Cabinet

12″ Reference Subwoofer with Cherry Cabinet


Wood Talk With Tru

Project Category:


Project Level:


Project Time:

20+ Hours

Project Cost:

Over $1000

Project Description:

12″ Reference Subwoofer with 500 Watt Subwoofer Plate Amp in a Cherry or Distressed Maple Cabinet.

Design Goals:

To achieve the highest quality of sound possible.

Driver Selection:


Enclosure Design:


Crossover Design:

Dayton Audio SPA500 Plate Amp 290/654

Tips & Tricks:

Tips: Please Watch my podcast, “Wood Talk With Tru”. It’s new and the learning has just begun. Tricks: There are no tricks when building a quality product . I am a Master Woodworker and Speaker Builder. I don’t cut corners.


The Reference Subwoofers are extremely well made and are accurate with a wonderful tone. I do not port my sub cabinets as I am an audiophile where tone in more essential than a booming bass. I would hope that I will be accepted as an Ambassador as I would represent Parts Express with enthusiasm and knowledge as PE is second to none in quality and service.

About the Designer:

I started beating on wood with my grandfather at age of 5. I built my 1st set of speakers when I was 14. I have studied design, architecture, wattage and hertz my entire life. I studied at the University of Louisville and have a shop that allows me to be creative and productive which I will be until the end of my days.

Project Parts List:

300-807Dayton Audio SPA500 500W Subwoofer Plate Amplifier1
295-464Dayton Audio RSS315HF-4 12″ Reference Series HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm1
260-540Parts Express Speaker Gasketing Tape1
260-366Parts Express Pressfit Speaker Grill Guides 8 Pair1
081-300M3 x 16mm Cap Head Wood Screws Black 100 Pcs.1

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