Ok, I'll go first. Built this box for my dad's pathfinder. I've been running this modest setup for a while, and since I could get the sub (kappa perfect 12dvq) for $100 even, and I love its sound, I offered to set it up for the the old man. He used to be a bassist in a band and deserved to hear some bass in his truck.
I couldn't find any well made boxes at 1 cubic foot. You see a lot at 1.2 cubes, but 1 even is pretty rare. And plus, this box is well made. I acutally made a teak grill for this one using a boat handrail I bought online, but I don't have any pictures of that.
thanks, it does seem like its the little stuff and the care put into it that divide the good boxes from the mediocre boxes. Which was my purpose for starting this thread so people can show off their builds...but what can you do.
Where do you buy the carpeting for your box? Just curious.. Oh and BTW, about saying it looked like the ones at kragen.. my bad - actually, the box right htere is definately much nicer when looking at it closer...thicker wood, and a bit larger. heh heh.
no offense taken Seth, plenty of prefab boxes look just fine on the outside. The wood is 3/4" MDF, and the carpet I got from this great shop in Annapolis called Cinema. It may be a chain, I'm not sure, but they are great guys who do great work, and install a lot of JL and Eclipse. I'm actaully contemplating working for them over the summer. Anyway, I payed $15 for like 4-5 square yards because I didn't have any dark grey carpet on hand when I was building the box.
thx........i read the part about amp mounting on www.bcae1.com before. i was thinking about making a stand to mount the amp and just push the box up against it close but not touching. i am sure by doing that it would be better. i think i'll do that this weekend. you mentioning it made me think about it more.
with small, (or well braced) sealed boxes, its not that big of an issue. In the home audio world, amps are often integrated into the enclosure. The trick is that home sub enclosures are pretty heavy, beefy and don't flex much at all. Same concepts in the car audio world.
dunno what order the pics are in.. 1 is the set of type x's those are the front baffles of the cylindrical enclosures im building for them will post pics when thats done.. prolly like 2 years the way im going with it lol... 1 is 2 12" type r's in a small box about .85 cu ft each (bad pic and they are no sold to my buddy which i made a ported box for il try get pics of that).. and the other is the 15 " type r.. box looks like crap cause i was to lazy to finish .. as you can tell all my installes are half assed lol.. change stuff around so much that theres no point .. i think the x's will be where i stop though il do a nice job of those
yes its hardly a clean install .. gun is just a .22 pellet gun.. dont say that young james!.. if your installs going to stay there for a while take your time and do a good job.. thats all a clean install takes. a little time and patience
heres those boxes.. got sick of cutting rings so decided to go fibreglass after all.. there pretty much ready for glass right now .. the cloth didnt go on very nice kept wanting to jut towards the centre because its going around in a circle so i put mesh against the inside and its tensioned all the way around with wire to the dowels... metal will all be glassed over so it doesnt create any probs.. btw pictures suck cause i dont know how to use the camera lol.. all files were "RAW" whatever that means ..
naw of only ran 1 with 500 watts.. it sounded pretty good to me and was decently loud with 5oo watts.. so im sure 2 with 1000+ watts each should be plenty loud for me .. in what way were you not impressed?
ive been having a tough time finding something that will make me happy. i think i may have found it though.... stereo integrity mag 15s. looks like the closest thing to an ava to me... oh wait its even louder too!. i know your saying " you idiot what about the arsenal" im sure they are great. but i like a 3 imch p2p excursion over a 20.5mm xmax. i know xmax isnt everything in SPL or SQ, but i do know that a larger xmax moves more air which is something i particularly love.
and i cant wait to see the finished product mark. ive been waiting to see them since u first talked about building them a LONG time ago.
heres my box for my 03 single cab dodge ram. I have two type r 12" in there. I got a Mb Quart raa1000 on the way to replace the PA turd. The felt is a little shady at the bottom. Everyone asks if it's coustom made cuz of the notch and i love seeing their faces when i tell them i did it!
more stuff.. i made molds of the sides of the trunk area .. the cylindrical enclosures will then go in them, and cloth will be wrapped around the whole thing to make it one pod on each side.. i had to cut notches and build inwards on the cylinders cause of the wheel wells
il post more as it gets done! omg endless work tho.. still have to make amp racks.. something to hold the battery in the spare tire inset
Logan, why did you make the boxes so deep? it looks like the subs will hve alot of extra airspace then what i think would be recommended.. but then again im not to good with the custom box part of systems yet....
thats all for now .. i couldnt do anything untill i ordered my sound deadaning from second skin www.secondskinaudio.com.. i have it now so thats what im installing(id take pics but the cameras being repaired right now).. tons of it in the whole trunk area and even more in the doors for the components.. i really shouldnt have made those fibreglass corner shells untill the sound deadaning was in because they probably wont fit.. oh well more pictures when i can
bandpass has a potential to get real loud. you have to test and tune it just right though. if its a prefab bandpass box, then i wouldn't use that. those tend to get real boomy and don't sound nice and deep.
no port noise mark. they are flared on both ends and i don't hear any noise. i tried out the re box yesterday in the gargage to test it out and no noise. it was bouncing off the floor like crazy when i was playing bass mekanik. damn these 18 inch subs play deep and low. i better make sure its fasten down good in my car.
a box im working on for my buddy.. its for a 15" type r" all port corners are rounded .. its 3.4 or something cu ft and tuned to about 36 hz.. all thats left is appearance stuff.. sanding the top and a mounting plate for the amp.. then paint
My current side project. Was just messing around with my old 3000gt took out the entire back end and put in 2 15's and 4 10's. Ill be fiberglassing the entire box and blend it into the trim. Just threw some old subs and amps in to hear it bumb. its loud.
Here's my first marine sub box for my boat- I'm pretty proud of it. Sealed, coated in three coats of white marine epoxy. Mouted rubber feet on it to keep it from sliding around inside the bridge. Two Polk 12"'s
This is the entertainment center for the boat- holds 2 Coustic amps, docking station for the laptop and FM transmitter to broadcast my tunes to other boats within 150 feet, wired remote and aux input units. The head unit mount swings down and lights up for access to the wiring.
Here is the box I built specifically to mount under the back seat of my Tahoe. Holds 1 JL 10", sealed .75 cu. ft.