View Full Version : 3/4" or 1" MDF

11-24-2002, 05:44 PM
I'm gonna build a dual 12" sealed box with about 4 cubes of space. I know most boxes are built with 3/4" thick MDF, but what would the difference be if I used 1" thick MDF? Do you think it would sound much, if any better?

11-24-2002, 06:05 PM
Slightly less flex, heavier, more expensive, and that is about it. Brace it right and you won't have to use 1" MDF to keep the flexing down.

11-24-2002, 06:30 PM
"Sane power"...well put ;)

I think a jbl 1200.1 is remotely sane. Especially when you answer these people's questions who are running a pair of 15" audiobahn flame subs with like 4000 watts...:crazy:

11-25-2002, 10:51 AM
I usually always just use 3/4" and brace the box fairly well. If its a big box, like 5+cubes, then I just tend to spend the extra and use 1". Why? Just out of habit I guess - I have yet to notice that significant of difference. Although it does tend to cut down on flexing, which is a big:nono:

- Steve