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Kenny Pollock
09-10-2005, 11:33 AM
I found a nice Q-Logic 12" Dual-Chamber Sealed Subwoofer Enclosure from Best Buy online, I'm waiting for my two Alpine Type-R's to get here- so instead of building a box I was thinking about going to pick this box up. The link is: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6294388&type=product&cmp=++&id=1072287759557

Think it'll be nice with my two subs? Thanks!

bushtree
09-10-2005, 11:37 AM
Well first of it is a little big for sealed 12" type R. that box is 1.25cuft per sub where as Alpine specs recommends .85 cu ft for sealed 12"

Also that box is made of 5/8" MDF which is going to flex alot on that box since its such big sides without bracing, and the fact your putting 2 12"s in it.

I guess it comes down to what you want to spend your money on. There are MUCH better boxes out there that will make your subs sound better.

vosschs
09-10-2005, 11:54 AM
too bad your in FLA i have that same box sitting in my garage, since last nov

Dj-torn
09-10-2005, 11:57 AM
Box Design; $5-$20
3/4" or 1/2" layered to 1" MDF; $10-$15
Wood Glue; $10
Wood Screws; $10
Caulk; $10

TOTAL: $65

And not only do you save money, but you will get the "best" sound out of your subs.

Rattlebrain
09-10-2005, 12:04 PM
Box Design; $5-$20
3/4" or 1/2" layered to 1" MDF; $10-$15
Wood Glue; $10
Wood Screws; $10
Caulk; $10

TOTAL: $65

And not only do you save money, but you will get the "best" sound out of your subs.
X2

Kenny Pollock
09-10-2005, 12:05 PM
Well I don't know what dimensions to go with for my sub or any of that.

Dj-torn
09-10-2005, 12:18 PM
Ask somebody on the form

Kenny Pollock
09-10-2005, 12:22 PM
I did, I asked someone to design one for me- no one really replied to my thread. Now I'm not looking for any custom unique box, just a basic one. I'll build it if I know what to do and what size and all.

Dj-torn
09-10-2005, 12:30 PM
check this website

DIY: http://ajdesigner.com/speaker/bcs.php
PAY 4 IT: http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=112551

Kenny Pollock
09-10-2005, 05:53 PM
I PM'ed him and he got back to me, replied and he never wrote back. I stopped @ Best Buy and picked up one of these babies: http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?i=044H1212DS

SSS 18734
09-10-2005, 06:03 PM
That box looks really cool... but $170 and they didnt even bother to use 3/4 inch MDF? thats extremely overpriced and will get you nowhere near the performance you would get with a custom ported box.

A good box will cost you no more than $65 to design, build, and carpet

a revised list of box materials, I dont really agree with all the prices on that other list.
Box Design: $10
Big-*** Sheet of MDF: $20
Nails: $5
Caulk: $5
Wood Glue: $5
Carpeting: $10-15

T16343
09-10-2005, 06:03 PM
I PM'ed him and he got back to me, replied and he never wrote back. I stopped @ Best Buy and picked up one of these babies: http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?i=044H1212DS

I have that same box with 2 12" Alpine Type E's.

they sound real nice.

danteBirosel
09-10-2005, 06:23 PM
I have that same box with 2 12" Alpine Type E's.

they sound real nice.


build or let one of us build one for your 2 12" type e's and you will hear a BIG difference. You think that they sound perfect and nice in that box but we can tell that u have no experience in any other custom boxes. You will be satified with a custom box. These already-made store enclosures that they sell really don't meet up the your subs expectations.

Kenny Pollock
09-10-2005, 06:29 PM
Best Buy had the same sub I bought in this box, and it sounded perfect... they compared it with a bunch of other boxes with me and you could tell this box was awesome.

Mr. Opportunist
09-10-2005, 06:32 PM
that box *****...

vosschs
09-10-2005, 06:41 PM
That box looks really cool... but $170 and they didnt even bother to use 3/4 inch MDF? thats extremely overpriced and will get you nowhere near the performance you would get with a custom ported box.

A good box will cost you no more than $65 to design, build, and carpet

a revised list of box materials, I dont really agree with all the prices on that other list.
Box Design: $10
Big-*** Sheet of MDF: $20
Nails: $5
Caulk: $5
Wood Glue: $5
Carpeting: $10-15
whos using nails?

here was mine i just built a ported box today,
6 bucks plans from moe lester,
had a 2.99 bottle of elmers wood glue,
had 1.99 bottle of caulk
.99 caulk gun < all works the same
sheet of mdf 28, went up 7 bucks since february
screws 2.99 for like a lb of 1 1/4

so 43 bucks, i had all of the stuff from the last one so it costed 28 bucks

killerCarlo
09-12-2005, 12:44 PM
dude i sell car audio (at best buy) and for R's (or E's) that box is tight deep and sounds great no matter what kindof car it is; not only that but it looks GREAT. true you could probably build a better box but that requires work and most people that shop at best buy dont like to do that anyway.. but definately get the service plan.

PowerNaudio
09-12-2005, 01:32 PM
i have herd that same box at best buy and it does sound very very nice with the type-e but with the type-r to me it sound like crap.
the type-r likes a different size enclosure then the type-e.

Moe Lester
09-12-2005, 01:42 PM
whos using nails?

here was mine i just built a ported box today,
6 bucks plans from moe lester,
had a 2.99 bottle of elmers wood glue,
had 1.99 bottle of caulk
.99 caulk gun < all works the same
sheet of mdf 28, went up 7 bucks since february
screws 2.99 for like a lb of 1 1/4

so 43 bucks, i had all of the stuff from the last one so it costed 28 bucks

I use nails :naughty:

THUNDERBIRD
09-12-2005, 01:43 PM
the best buy by my house one of the guys is building custom boxes now but he wants to charge $300 for a dual 12 box. i laughed at him and told the manager that if someone doesnt want to pay it let me know i will do it for $100. but defently build a box and return that box it is crap. they leak like hell and have plastic all over that rattles

joeldirt
09-12-2005, 01:44 PM
take the cheap route. Schuck it. I would say your limiting your potential in optimum performance with your subs to be honest in my opinion. I think most would agree. What happened to your custom box with initials? YOu get what you pay for.

PowerNaudio
09-12-2005, 01:48 PM
I use nails :naughty:

i like screwing the boxes, some times i nail one or two but i prefer to screw them.



the best buy by my house one of the guys is building custom boxes now but he wants to charge $300 for a dual 12 box. i laughed at him and told the manager that if someone doesnt want to pay it let me know i will do it for $100. but defently build a box and return that box it is crap. they leak like hell and have plastic all over that rattles

that's funny, i have charged close to $200 for strait MDF slot ported w/carpet enclosure for a guy in Florida.
i don't think i would build them for $100 though.