View Full Version : First box build
06-28-2007, 12:20 AM
I am building my very first box.. It is for my 2 Fi Q's..
It is still not done, but should be done by tomorrow since all I need to do is put the top on.. I m leaving the braces alone overnight to let the glue cure then I ll install the top tomorrow(thats why I didnt install the top on today)
Just thought I'd share
Pics of my build:
I think I actually did pretty good... It is my first time.. I did everything myself besides cutting MDF into pieces(guy at Lowes did it) but I had to use the saw sometimes since the pieces that the guy cut arent that perfect(:mad:)
After this is done I am going to paint the box black and add white Fi logos on both sides of the front side..(possibly carpet the box all over, except the face, just gotta learn how to carpet a box)
I think I m starting to like this kind of project.. Wouldn't mind doing it again for someone or whatever you know..
P.S. IonSQL did the design, mad props to him! He knows his stuff, recommended!
06-28-2007, 12:23 AM
Very nice and clean. Did you have to do any sanding to make it all fit?
06-28-2007, 12:24 AM
seems to look very well built. cant wait to see it done :)
06-28-2007, 12:30 AM
Nope, no sanding sofar.. But in order to put the top on, I ll need to sand a bit since the height of those pieces are slightly uneven..
06-28-2007, 05:28 PM
Just completed the box few hours ago..
Now I m letting it cure all day/overnight and then I ll install it in my explorer tomorrow..
I m still debating on whether I should get a can of fiberglass resin and coat the inside 1 or 2 layers..
06-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Dude I wish I had the saw's they have there. I'd be spittin out boxes all day long.
06-28-2007, 06:43 PM
Very nice.....:) :yumyum:
06-28-2007, 08:52 PM
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06-28-2007, 09:59 PM
^^ you think so?
Couple of people kept saying I should.. I mean it will increase performance?
and how much does a can of resin costs? If it is not that expensive then hell with it, I'll go to Lowe's tomorrow and get a can and coat the box with at least one layer.. How do I coat it tho? with a paintbrush?
06-28-2007, 10:03 PM
Because he doesnt need a prescription, he has maxoderm
06-28-2007, 10:04 PM
Oh well, actually, resin (gallon) 30 bux, should come with mekp, you gotta mix it right, then brush it on quickly, you'll probably only want to mix 8-16oz at a time.
You'll need 5 or more cheap brushes and some gloves.
06-28-2007, 10:11 PM
Holy ****.. I dont think I will need a gallon of resin?!
And is it really necessary?
06-28-2007, 10:13 PM
They may have a smaller size...necessary, probably not.
06-28-2007, 10:43 PM
If not then whats the point? lol?
Well I m broke right now anyways so I am going to keep the box as is right now since I am going to be gone for 2 weeks this saturday then I'll have some slack when I come back so I might consider doing it when I come back anyways..
06-28-2007, 11:11 PM
Also, should I add something like foam around the sub holes? Some believed that it is necessary
But my Q's has rubber ring around it that will do the job?
06-28-2007, 11:15 PM
foam? like gasket tape? just use the rubber ring
06-29-2007, 01:51 AM
yeah...just use the FI ring. Post some installed pics.....
06-29-2007, 02:38 AM
Sure will post some installed pics tomorrow.. I am going to kind of strip my explorer apart since I am going to redo my power wires since the one I have there right now is 4 ga.. I am upgrading to 2 awg(to distro block with 4 awg outputs).. Also will install my 4 channel amplifier to fill in my front stage(there are polk 2 way speakers in my front doors, I know they re not all great, but will do the job for now)
Just like what I said, I will post installed pics tomorrow...
06-29-2007, 03:52 PM
The box is installed AT LAST!
This is been a long week for me.. Just seem to be too busy to complete this build in one or two days.. It took me 4 days, I would say I only had 6 or more hours working on the box..
Just installed it recently.. The box fits like a glove.. And sounds great! But I feel that my Qs are laughing at me that I m powering them with only 1200 watts in total..
Pics and Vids
06-29-2007, 03:59 PM
I think 1200W a piece is what they crave, pick up another amp
06-29-2007, 04:02 PM
I m thinking about (2) US Amps XT2000D then the subs will have their own amps at 1 ohm load..
06-29-2007, 04:05 PM
They would definitely appreciate that
06-29-2007, 04:15 PM
naw , a single orion 2500d :yumyum: that would be wangage !
06-29-2007, 04:45 PM
Dude, I m drooling over that chromed out Orion 2500D
It is pretty rare to me? And if I find one at decent price, I would grab it..
06-29-2007, 05:16 PM
Lookin' good man ;)
06-29-2007, 05:18 PM
Thanks man! None of this would happen if it wasnt for you :)
06-29-2007, 05:19 PM
Glad I could help! :D
06-30-2007, 12:27 AM
In that video, my amp was tuned a bit low so I changed the gain to what it is supposed to be.. and it wangs a lot better.. I ll have a new video up soon..
Also, I would say I m very happy w 2 subs right now and I think I m going to stick w my set up for long time.. But I m looking for more powerful amp.. that'll be all..
Sofar my subs are being pushed 1200 watts in total RMS while they can handle another 1,200.. I just cannot imagine them with another 1200 watts for some reason lol.. This is my far loudest system thats for sure, so it is just that I cannot imagine throwing another 1200 watts at them..
06-30-2007, 01:08 AM
Looks very good, especially for your first one. Did you silicone the inside seams?
Also next one you do round over the ends of the ports and the port opening. You'll get better each time you build one and add more little tricks...