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Puppet Master
02-12-2007, 04:09 PM
Hey all, I am gonna be puchasing a L5, and don't feel like building a box, and there are no box builders around me. SO, I found this pre-fab box at HiFi, and for some reason I am kinda likin it. Now, I know, i know, pre-fabs are just a bad idea but I am wondering what you guys think about this one:

http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/vpid/2177690/vpcsid/0/SFV/30046/sret/21621318132221522428121021521828321421723228722622 7290221228225296239236241228241246231246243240237

jdawg
02-12-2007, 04:12 PM
No tuning frequency

Puppet Master
02-12-2007, 04:17 PM
you mean they aren't telling what it is? Isn't there a calculation that could be made to find that out? If there is, what is it?

jdawg
02-12-2007, 04:18 PM
If you had port dimensions

grassroots
02-12-2007, 04:21 PM
expect high 30's to low 40's tune from a prefab if it doesn't specify... they're really not as bad as everyone says, they're decent for the price, it's just the tuning that turns most people off...

Chevyaudio
02-12-2007, 04:24 PM
The only decent Ported boxes that were prefabs were audio enhancers

Immacomputer
02-12-2007, 08:56 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/12-CUSTOM-KICKER-L5-L7-SUB-BOX-S12L5-S12L7-2FT-3-32Hz_W0QQitemZ170080175772QQihZ007QQcategoryZ39777 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

That's the only pre-fab I would ever go with.

sue bee
02-12-2007, 09:00 PM
expect high 30's to low 40's tune from a prefab if it doesn't specify... they're really not as bad as everyone says, they're decent for the price, it's just the tuning that turns most people off...
Where did you come up with that? In my experience, port tuning for pre-fab is usually low, too low. Like ~20 low.

z71tahoe
02-12-2007, 09:06 PM
you must not have much experience with prefab boxes...i sell audio enhancers...and to my knowledge...they have never produced a box tuned lower than mid-high 30's...i have yet to see a pre-fab box tuned to low 20s....

sue bee
02-12-2007, 09:23 PM
its funny when i was looking at prefabs i couldnt find anything tuned above 25hz, now i can't find anything below 32. ghey.

baseballer1100
02-12-2007, 09:24 PM
No not good.

z71tahoe
02-12-2007, 09:35 PM
what did u find under 25?????

wu36ca
02-12-2007, 09:44 PM
Would have been nice if they specified the thickness of the wood used.

sue bee
02-13-2007, 11:17 AM
like 3 different boxes for 2 12s.

i ended up having some ****** builder on this board make it. still haven't used it, prolly never will lol.

Platestacker45
02-13-2007, 11:23 AM
Would have been nice if they specified the thickness of the wood used.

That and most pre-fab boxes aren't made to withstand huge powerfull subs and thousands of watts, they would fall apart.

J31Rob
02-13-2007, 11:34 AM
Where did you come up with that? In my experience, port tuning for pre-fab is usually low, too low. Like ~20 low.

lmmfao. no. :rolleyes:

dspencer24
02-13-2007, 01:30 PM
My buddy has this exact box and is very happy with it. I looked at it and it looked like its built pretty solid. If i was you i would get one from this company ..When buying any prefab make sure that its sealed properly on the inside.
http://cgi.ebay.com/12-CUSTOM-KICKER-L5-L7-SUB-BOX-S12L5-S12L7-3FT-3-35Hz_W0QQitemZ170041649262QQihZ007QQcategoryZ39777 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

bjfish11
02-13-2007, 02:08 PM
"They are then liquid nailed, nailed and completely sealed."

That pretty much sums up the quality. ;)

BOOKER
02-13-2007, 08:40 PM
I don't think there is nothing wrong with prefab boxes if they are properly built, (like the ones linked) and if they have the recommended airspace. :)

I just bought a sealed prefab box not too long ago for a pair of w6s, and let me tell you it's built like a tank, yes I could have built it myself, but I got a good deal on it. But, before I bought it I properly measured and inspected it.:cool:

Now, a ported box is another story but you can estimate the tuning frequency if you have the port area and length.:p:

Go for it!
:D