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Sub box building help!!

 

Silver Member
Username: Mixmastaspig

Canada, Canada Canada

Post Number: 358
Registered: Sep-05
Ok I am going to be making a sub box that will fit two 12" Pioneer premier Ts-W302SPL subs. http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...020681,00.html

Specs and box dimensions:
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pi...D1263-A_UC.pdf

this gives you reccomended size....and maximum size.....whats the difference? they also suggest putting sound dampening material inside the box..


anyways I plan to use 1" MDF....I do not know what else to use to "seal" the box. Anyone have any step by step general box building tips and materials to use?


thanks alot!
 

Bronze Member
Username: Parad0x

Post Number: 40
Registered: Apr-05
Mike, building a smaller box will have more of a booming boom boom higher frequency bass notes, while a larger box would have a bass more deeper.

Regarding the 1" MDF wood, you might have a hard time finding that kind of wood, here in canada for us to get 1", you have to buy two pieces of 1/2" MDF wood, and glue/screw them together.

for building supplies, get yourself some of those wood clampers, to hold the box realy tight while it glues together, and when you got the clamps on, for the hell of it I put some small course threaded screws through.

Rembmer to use bracing techniques, and use a piece of wood to seperate the chambers.
 

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Username: Teddy21

Ann Arbor, MI USA

Post Number: 7
Registered: Feb-06
hey go to this link, the box is different but it helps you get an idea of what to do.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/698298

and if you want to port the box go here

http://www.carstereo.com/help/Articles.cfm?id=31

and if you just want some tips on porting

http://mobile.jlaudio.com/support_pages.php?page_id=165

read over all that and it should anwser your questions
 

Silver Member
Username: Mixmastaspig

Canada, Canada Canada

Post Number: 362
Registered: Sep-05
Thanks for the help, how much do you think it would cost to get a company to make one to the specs you give them?...and that hard to get 1"mdf in Canada sucks.

I'm aiming for an SPL set up to use as a daily driver as well.
 

Gold Member
Username: Rovin

Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 5344
Registered: Jul-05
use LIQUID NAILS construction adhesive too.......
 

Bronze Member
Username: Teddy21

Ann Arbor, MI USA

Post Number: 11
Registered: Feb-06
contact these people if you want to have one made

http://www.woodlawncabinetry.com/Enclosure_Construction_Details.html
 

Silver Member
Username: Mixmastaspig

Canada, Canada Canada

Post Number: 365
Registered: Sep-05
How much would it cost for me to actually go out and BUY all these various materials...if its an extra $100 to get a company to do it for me...heck I'll do that as it seems like it'll cost me $120 for all this stuff anyways.....plus an extra $30 of beer for my labour....haha

(canadian beer at that)
 

Silver Member
Username: Mixmastaspig

Canada, Canada Canada

Post Number: 366
Registered: Sep-05
*Thread didn't get bumped*

How much would it cost for me to actually go out and BUY all these various materials...if its an extra $100 to get a company to do it for me...heck I'll do that as it seems like it'll cost me $120 for all this stuff anyways.....plus an extra $30 of beer for my labour....haha

(canadian beer at that)
 

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 2055
Registered: Mar-04
if you have the tools you need...a sealed box shouldnt cost anywhere near $100.

(all in US$)
4'x8' sheet of 3/4" MDF---$25 (3/4" is plenty strong enough)
1 5/8" coarse thread screwes---$5
wood glue---$5
caulk---$2.50

thats ~$37.50 for a basic sealed box (no covering, just bare MDF)
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 2056
Registered: Mar-04
oops...didnt realize that you may be building a vented box.

those prices should be right on for a vented box for 2 12's as well though. (1 sheet of MDF should be pleny)
 

Silver Member
Username: Mixmastaspig

Canada, Canada Canada

Post Number: 369
Registered: Sep-05
Hmmm, I guess I'll try her out...Havn't built a box before!
 

Silver Member
Username: Mixmastaspig

Canada, Canada Canada

Post Number: 370
Registered: Sep-05
Oh and is it best to build the box to what Pioneer reccomends? or would someone be able to use that fancy computer program and get me specs for a better box?.....

thanks
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 2058
Registered: Mar-04
what kind of sound are you looking for?

all out SPL (burp box), deep hitting SQ, or a mix between the two?

also, what kind of car do you have?

if you want to try the interchangable port thing i use on all my boxes...i'll draw up some stuff for ya.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mixmastaspig

Canada, Canada Canada

Post Number: 372
Registered: Sep-05
Interchageable sounds pretty sweet, easy to perform?

I am looking for SPL when I compete and deep bass with a bit of SQ for daily driving. And when you say burp box...that strictly for comps right?

I drive a 94 Saturn SC2..2 door, moonroof, foldable back seats...its going to get 4 tins of eXvibration....box size is no matter as I dont plan on using my trunk anyways!
 

Silver Member
Username: Mixmastaspig

Canada, Canada Canada

Post Number: 373
Registered: Sep-05
I e-mailed ya.
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