View Full Version : My first attempt

08-05-2005, 09:41 PM
At building my own box. The best part is it isn't mine lol. So if I mess it up too much, I won't have to live with it. I usually buy prefab (I know) or have someone else build while I sit back, sip a cold one and watch. Well now I have access to a table saw, so I decided to just give it a go. I was contemplating a ported enclosure, but found that there isn't enough space in the trunk opening to fit a box bigger than 2.9 internal volume before displacement. For some 15" drivers this would probably be enough to get a decent ported enclosure, but I am suspecting not this one. According to this shootout here (it's the poweramper) http://www.caraudiomag.com/specialfeatures/0107cae_subwoofer02/ the 12" version likes a lot of sealed air space, so the 15 is goig to want even more room obviously. So I figured if it like large sealed, it's going to want more than 3 for a ported. I can't really mess up a sealed too much anyway right? so I settled on 2.75 cu ft and polyfilled. I am just waiting for the grill to come in and then I can slap the woofer in and call it a day. I may need to brace it later. I want to get the woofer in and see if the sides flex or not beofre I do, but it feels pretty solid. Instead of carpeting, I went with Epoxy resin and then fleckstone. Here are pics of it.







Here is a picture of the driver.


08-05-2005, 09:44 PM
That is a lot of polyfill..


I like it tho


08-05-2005, 09:48 PM

08-05-2005, 09:56 PM
That is a lot of polyfill..


I like it tho

Thank you,
I thought the rule was basically 1lb for every cu ft? This is only 2lbs(didn't think a 1/2 would matter). It is high loft though so it fluffs more than normal poly, this may give the appearance that it is a lot. Do you think I should remove some?

08-05-2005, 10:01 PM
looks comfy.

08-05-2005, 10:43 PM
A little more than a lb. per ft. will be fine. might even be better if your box is on the smaller side of optimum.

08-06-2005, 01:32 AM
cool looking box...and **** that surround on that sub is huge! that 15 looks like it has the cone area of a 10...

08-06-2005, 01:38 AM
That looks soo cool!!! like one of those mad houses with padded walls. Stick a mouse in there and see if it goes crazy.

08-06-2005, 11:42 AM
cool looking box...and **** that surround on that sub is huge! that 15 looks like it has the cone area of a 10...
Ya, the surround is a monstrosity. The cone area does look a little smaller than a 12". The surround is a pretty stiff foam too. When I get it wired up I let you all know how it sounds.

I don't know about mice, but my cat went in it and kept its sanity ;)