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  1. I do not own this sub, so I am unable to comment on which box is "optimal", but looking at the SSA product page for it I would say the 3.5 ft^3 @ 29-34hz is what appears reasonably "optimal". Onto the drawing you are referring to. Those are outer dimensions of the box which does have a gross box volume of 7.101 ft^3. The 4.0 ft^3 is in reference to the "net" volume (volume after all displacements). It appears your calculations started out with the wrong beginning dimensions because the side walls do not make up the internal volume and you did not subtract for them. The dimensions appear to be 15.5x33.5x18.375 giving you a beginning internal volume of 5.53 ft^3. Less your calculations for the port and displacement it appears to be roughly 4.5ft^3. I do think your port calculation is incorrect and I would suggest it needs to reduce the volume closer to 1.2 ft^3. If that is used instead of your port calculation then I believe that puts the volume right around 4.15 ft^3 before taking into consideration the corner supports. I believe it would be right around 4 ft^3 according to the quick calculations I did.
  2. Over the last 8 or so years I have personally purchased or have helped family members purchase a new TV. I agree with ///M5 that back 5+ years ago I would avoid Vizio's lineup, but I believe that has changed over the years and I have actually had a few people go with that brand as their choice with success. With your criteria, I believe the most reliable brand that will have everything you want at that price point will be Vizio. The other brands I would be looking at is LG and Samsung. Sony's typically run too high priced to fit what you are after.
  3. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I play a lot of sand volleyball (I also dive... far too much) and from my experience I have given up on sunglasses for the most part. The Maui Jim's do work well, but I only have glass lenses in all of mine and the weight does not work well when diving. I owned the Oakley Gascan before switching to Maui Jim's a few years back (would never go back) and they just did not hold up. Any cheap polarized lens has done well enough although the fit is never great and the clarity is terrible. The only option I haven't tried yet is to get the Maui Jim's in a lighter lens. On top of diving, the other problem I have witnessed is people getting hit in the face and the glasses breaking. It sure would be sad to have a $200+ pair of sunglasses broken after a few games.
  4. Building bookshelf speakers

    I have never heard these speakers personally. A lot of people appear to enjoy the sound of them. They look fairly easy for a first build if you follow the kit. Here is a link to the kit which is what you should buy instead of trying to determine your own crossover. https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-br-1-6-1-2-2-way-bookshelf-monitor-speaker-kit-pair--300-640 This looks like it will still require soldering the crossovers together, which is why I asked your knowledge of building them. It is a fairly easy crossovers with instructions and pictures included in the manual.
  5. Building bookshelf speakers

    A few questions: 1. What is your budget? 2. Are you against making your own boxes? 3. What knowledge do you have in building crossovers? If this is your first attempt at a project like this I would suggest a kit. There are numerous plans available at various price points. This is a much more difficult task than first time builders tend to think.