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ultimate157
09-12-2006, 06:14 PM
Well, I've got two boxes to choose from for my Eclipse SW8200. Both are sealed

The first option, is simply 1 cube. It produces some good bass with excellent SQ.

The second option is 4.4 cubes sealed. This allows me, with easy goin on the gain, to bounce quarters 3" off my roof @ 20hz. However this will sacrifice SQ. I will definately use the SSF and gain to make sure no damage becomes of the woofer.

Trunk space doesn't concren me much as I have a 4x8 flat bed trailer i can pull around.

Should I go for more SQ ... or should I pound down the road with some CRAZY low bass?

vetkilr
09-12-2006, 06:17 PM
Thats a big jump from 1 to 4 cubes........I think the sub will sound like crap in the 4 cubes myself........but hell try and tell us bout it.

MisterGrubbs
09-12-2006, 06:23 PM
My idea is to port that 4.4 cube box at 32 and enjoy the best of both worlds ;)

PESteele
09-12-2006, 06:23 PM
if you want it to be loud you should just port it

ultimate157
09-12-2006, 07:19 PM
Heres the 1 cube and my simple custom amp rack.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/1cubesetup.jpg

Beginnings of the 4.4cube.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Trailer.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/BoxSides.jpg

All cuts were made by hand using a circular saw. I'd say they came out pretty well for my first time actually using it.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Seam.jpg

But then again, thats what Caulk is for ! ;)

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Caulk.jpg

Still need practice with the jigsaw:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Cutout.jpg

I LOVE screws. And glue.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/ilovescrews.jpg

thatkidbob
09-12-2006, 07:24 PM
good looking box for your first time with a circular saw...

counter sinking all those screws must've been a nightmare...

ultimate157
09-12-2006, 07:44 PM
good looking box for your first time with a circular saw...

counter sinking all those screws must've been a nightmare...

Thanks

Yea, it was. I had a nice system going though. Predrill most or all of them on the face, drop that bit, grab the countersink, then start screwing :laugh:

baseballer1100
09-12-2006, 07:46 PM
Good looking box.

vetkilr
09-12-2006, 10:32 PM
Good looking amp.

ultimate157
09-12-2006, 10:59 PM
Good looking amp.

haha ^_^ I know ;)

954runner
09-13-2006, 09:23 AM
Thanks

Yea, it was. I had a nice system going though. Predrill most or all of them on the face, drop that bit, grab the countersink, then start screwing :laugh:

thats the way i treat my ladies.

ultimate157
09-13-2006, 03:14 PM
thats the way i treat my ladies.

hahaa

Well i've decided to stick with 1 cube sealed. I just can't live without that amazing SQ. yea, output is nice, but I'll keep that for my next setup.

And everyone here will agree with me, there is no such thing as a final setup :up2somet:

vetkilr
09-13-2006, 03:15 PM
chicken

ultimate157
09-13-2006, 03:21 PM
chicken

I already had my sub in the 4.4cube box. It was louder than ****. However it was hard to keep the sub from bottoming out.

Seriously, how many people do you know can bounce quarters 3" off the roof with a sealed box, a single 12", and 250w power?

vetkilr
09-13-2006, 03:22 PM
I figures the sub would blow in that box..............suprised it lasted.
4 cubes is way too big for a 12" sub sealed.

What car you got?

ultimate157
09-13-2006, 03:24 PM
What car you got?

the one in my sig, '96 Jeep Cherokee Spot

edit: Oh yea, and at 20hz