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hempy
12-18-2007, 03:24 PM
I just got my CSS SDX15 yesterday, and I decided on a box. Originally I was going to seal it a fiberglass box w/ amp rack, but I hate having to deal with glassing in the cold and I don't have the time to finish within the break.

The recommended car box is 4 cubes at 25 hz with 2 4" aeros 20" long, walls lined. The port tubes I bought are 17", but I'm not sure if that represents the tube length or overall port length. I will need to add a 90* bend, so hopefully that wind up accounting for the extra length. I would be measuring the line down the center, right?

I'm going to have it firing at the read of my cherokee, with the ports facing back on the right side. I'm going to add on an amp rack on the back to keep everything clean, with beauty panels on the front and back. I have some leftover black PE carpet, but I may go with vinyl or something that looks more stock. I'll probably use black laminate on the front as well.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0191.jpg

Double boxed:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0192.jpg

Mmm... **** cone.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0193.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0173.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0181.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0212.jpg

Fat leads:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0208.jpg

Woven in:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0195.jpg

Lots of glue:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0179.jpg

hempy
12-18-2007, 03:24 PM
Cone:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0185.jpg

More cone:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0187.jpg

Even looks good from the back:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0203.jpg

More cone:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0207.jpg

No coil shot... :(
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0206.jpg

***:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0209.jpg

J31Rob
12-18-2007, 03:24 PM
Nice moofer.

Never even heard of CSS?

Immacomputer
12-18-2007, 08:04 PM
I'm so jealous. I was hoping I could afford one of those but I just can't pull it off right now. It should sound very nice in that enclosure.

dcole18
12-19-2007, 12:00 AM
god i want one of those subs soooo bad :(... seems like a killer deal for $290

i think i might snatch up one of these as soon as i can afford it

hempy
12-20-2007, 11:42 PM
The build begins!

Wood:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0213.jpg

Starting amp rack:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0214.jpg

Bracing ribs (not sure if I want to use these or not...any opinions?):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0215.jpg

Starting back trim panel (with my new xmas toys):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0216.jpg

A clean workstation is a happy station:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0217.jpg

1.5 extra sheets (has to buy more since I didn't know they were bowed):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0218.jpg

Starting plexi rabbet:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0219.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0220.jpg

Finished!:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0221.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0222.jpg

hempy
12-20-2007, 11:43 PM
Testfit:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0223.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0224.jpg

Making sure plexi will fit (matches size of amp heatsinks):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0225.jpg

hempy
12-21-2007, 02:03 AM
I think this is how I'll lay out the baffle and trim piece...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/untitled2-1.jpg

baseballer1100
12-21-2007, 05:58 PM
Sweet looking build.

newusername
12-21-2007, 06:05 PM
Never even heard of CSS?

www.creativesound.ca

Their drivers are also sold at www.acoustic-visions.com


Good choice of sub! Let us know how you like it.

hempy
12-22-2007, 03:22 AM
Rough trim panel:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0226.jpg

90* elbows for ports:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0227.jpg

Plexi pilots drilled/countersunk:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0228.jpg

I was originally going to use t-nuts for the trim pieces, but I may have to come up with something creative to get the thin middle parts tight. I'll probably just cut off 1/8" from some threaded inserts.

flakko
12-22-2007, 03:24 AM
****. i love that cone

hempy
12-23-2007, 01:42 AM
Ok, so this thing is going to look like a weiner. Oh well. Onto pichers.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0231.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0232.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0233.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0234.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0235.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0236.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0237.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0238.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0241.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0243.jpg

hempy
12-23-2007, 01:42 AM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0244.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0246.jpg

flakko
12-23-2007, 01:47 AM
LOL phallicness ftw!

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 02:50 AM
looks great man. i wish my builds looked that clean :(

bumpin buick
12-23-2007, 02:54 AM
thats looking great, nice xmas gift. Keep us up to date

hempy
12-24-2007, 02:34 AM
Terminal cup:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0247.jpg

Even with the vacuum, this thing makes a mess:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0251.jpg

Start of outer roundover:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0252.jpg

Trim piece done:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0253.jpg

Vibrations + sawdust = kodak moment:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0258.jpg

and back done:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0259.jpg

Wkbdkid
12-24-2007, 12:36 PM
Im likin the front baffle a lot. Nice build man, keep at it:thumbsup:

J31Rob
12-24-2007, 12:39 PM
Where can I get information on teh subs?

I'll just google.

J31Rob
12-24-2007, 12:41 PM
i thought it was XBL^2..

creative sound solutions.

amedeuce
12-24-2007, 12:44 PM
Where can I get information on teh subs?

I'll just google.


www.creativesound.ca

Their drivers are also sold at www.acoustic-visions.com


Good choice of sub! Let us know how you like it.

:)

Skip01
12-24-2007, 12:45 PM
Hella clean man....gotta hit me up when its done i gotta hear this ish

J31Rob
12-24-2007, 12:48 PM
:)

Meh, I usually don't thoroughly read. :)

hempy
12-25-2007, 04:55 AM
Not much of an update today... with food and drinking and whatnot...

Put in the threaded insert for the amp panel:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0260.jpg

Bolts up nice and straight!
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0262.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0263.jpg

Tomorrow I'll glue the double baffle together then drill the pilots for the speaker and the trim panel.

I'm starting to reconsider t-nuts for this build... this thing is friggin heavy..... I may just go with a plywood ring under the baffle... but the sub needs to be taken out to get to the amps... Hmmm...

twisztdauthorit
12-25-2007, 05:02 AM
thats a nice clean build

hempy
12-26-2007, 04:45 AM
Starting box construction:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0264.jpg

Double baffle glued and screwed:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0265.jpg

My clamps pwn:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0266.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0267.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0268.jpg

twisztdauthorit
12-26-2007, 05:06 AM
a wee bit rusty eh?

hempy
12-27-2007, 12:31 PM
Ribbed.... for my pleasure:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0269.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0270.jpg

Countersunk the port mounting holes:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0271.jpg

Screws to pull the ribs tight:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0272.jpg

Skip01
12-27-2007, 08:21 PM
sickkkk...tell me when its done ASAP...i need to hear it

hempy
12-28-2007, 01:46 AM
More work today. I love the break. I hope to actually be done before classes begin on the 14th.

Everything mocked up to round the corners on the baffle and back panel:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0274.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0275.jpg

Siliconed everything up (just to be sure):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0276.jpg

I've been searching for a while for stuff to line the walls of enclosures. Batting is always too thin and expensive, foam sheets are expensive and small, but I found this stuff today at Wally World for 9 bucks. I also think I'll have enough extra to do my ht enclosure.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0277.jpg

I picked up this to run the power wires through. I can't seem to find any smaller ones for the speaker/rca wires though.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0279.jpg


I finally found a way to connect the aero port tubes to the 90* elbows that I got at Lowe's. I used some foam pipe insulation and hot glued it around the tube. It sits tight and won't move or shift.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0286.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0284.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0282.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0283.jpg

GSRswapandslow
12-28-2007, 01:57 AM
you do stained glass too?

hempy
12-28-2007, 02:00 AM
you do stained glass too?

No, my gf's mom does. I just use their garage. 3-car ftw.

GSRswapandslow
12-28-2007, 02:07 AM
nice

hempy
12-29-2007, 09:44 PM
Lining all cut and glued up:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/126_6540.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/126_6541.jpg

It's starting to look more like a comfy casket:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/126_6543.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/126_6544.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/126_6547.jpg

Ports:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/126_6548.jpg

A little messy on the joints with the elbows. I might use some electical tape to smooth it out:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/126_6550.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/IMG_0001.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/IMG_0002.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/IMG_0003.jpg

hempy
12-29-2007, 09:45 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/IMG_0005.jpg

Roughed up the inside a little so glue will stick better:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/IMG_0006-1.jpg

Almost there:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/IMG_0007.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/IMG_0008.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/IMG_0012.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/IMG_0017.jpg

z71tahoe
12-29-2007, 10:28 PM
Nice job....what effect does the foam padding have on the performance?

Immacomputer
12-29-2007, 10:35 PM
Looks very ****. I can't wait to hear how it performs. I love the way the foam looks!

Skip01
12-30-2007, 12:32 AM
COMEONNNNN...hook it up....ill come take a vid ASAP

hempy
12-30-2007, 02:05 AM
Haha. I don't even know when I'll be able to put it in the car. I hope to be done by the 14th.

I don't really know about the foam. I just follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

BrianChia
12-30-2007, 02:05 AM
you should do a stained glass window on the side.

hempy
12-30-2007, 02:18 AM
:wow:

twisztdauthorit
12-30-2007, 01:33 PM
for some unknown reason, that foam looks pretty tight, must be the swirls?

MemphisLove.
12-30-2007, 01:36 PM
for some unknown reason, that foam looks pretty tight, must be the swirls?

haha agreed,

does it work kinda like polyfil?

Blove1991
12-30-2007, 08:30 PM
You should do the bottom of the baffle too :)

hempy
12-30-2007, 11:50 PM
Had a little interruption waiting for me today:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0290.jpg

Love the smell of bondo in the morning:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0301.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0294.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0296.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0297.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0298.jpg

Dado cuts for staples on trim and back panel:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0299.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0300.jpg

Ooh La La:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0305.jpg

mobeious
12-31-2007, 12:03 AM
looks good bro

Skip01
12-31-2007, 02:08 AM
Man...serious.....u do side work....id really like you to build my next box cuz i have noooo time to

Ill get plans and what not, just let me know....looking good indeed

hempy
01-03-2008, 01:29 AM
Lots of work got done since the new year.. although it'll slow since I'm going back to work.

Staple rabbet for back:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0311.jpg

Grooves done on amp panel:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0312.jpg

Glue ventilation (***** have to get inside a box to use spray glue):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0313.jpg

Taped up for a little bondo:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0315.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0316.jpg

All foamed up:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0317.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0320.jpg

Only vinyl I could find locally that would match my interior. But it also wound up being the cheapest, at $5 a yard and 40% off.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0321.jpg

Testfit (fits perfectly):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0322.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0325.jpg

hempy
01-03-2008, 01:48 AM
These are my first venture into vinyl stretching. I think they've turned out pretty good (so far). I'm not sure about the cutouts though... Hopefully I can get it to stretch enough with the heat gun. This stuff isn't even 2-way.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0326.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0327.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0329.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0331.jpg

These also came in today. They'll be replacing my mids from ed components. Hopefully they'll sound okay with the x-over.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0332.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0334.jpg

Best thing is that I can use the trim ring from the ed mids. I can't use the ID grills since they block my window things.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0337.jpg

And fans!
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0336.jpg

hempy
01-04-2008, 01:33 AM
Holy ****ing ****. For a first vinyl job, this turned out awesome. I'm still working on the amp panel, which is posing a much larger problem, but I think it'll still look presentable. If not, I can just restretch it.

The trim panel was much easier, with the large radii.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0338.jpg

The only ****up that annoys me:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0339.jpg

And it kind of took on a orange peelish look from the underlining fabric:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0340.jpg

Sexay:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0341.jpg

Immacomputer
01-04-2008, 02:09 AM
Looking very nice!

Wkbdkid
01-04-2008, 11:32 AM
Looks sweet as hell. How do you plan on attaching the trim panel to the box?

dcole18
01-04-2008, 11:39 AM
Looks sweet as hell. How do you plan on attaching the trim panel to the box?

screw it on from the underside of the baffle :confused:

audiobahnuser18
01-04-2008, 01:29 PM
Man that is some really nice work . Great job man .

hempy
01-04-2008, 04:00 PM
Well the amp panel didn't work out. The 90* corners for the windows were just too much for the fabric to handle. So now I'll be remaking the amp panel with radius(ed?) corners to make an easier stretch job. What a *****.

dcole18
01-04-2008, 04:03 PM
Well the amp panel didn't work out. The 90* corners for the windows were just too much for the fabric to handle. So now I'll be remaking the amp panel with radius(ed?) corners to make an easier stretch job. What a *****.

would rounded be a better word?

skydeaner
01-04-2008, 04:16 PM
would rounded be a better word?

Rounded ftw

dcole18
01-04-2008, 05:54 PM
Rounded ftw

;)

its_bacon12
01-04-2008, 06:14 PM
wow dude.

i wish i had the time to do a box like this..

hempy
01-05-2008, 04:04 PM
On a side note, I think I found the source of the coil problem on my 18.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0342.jpg

Immacomputer
01-06-2008, 05:06 PM
You have a beautiful puѕѕy. I would take the collars off as I can't stand petting a cat with one on.

hempy
01-07-2008, 01:50 PM
You have a beautiful puѕѕy. I would take the collars off as I can't stand petting a cat with one on.

Th...th... thank you? :wow:



A little change of workspace:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0343.jpg

I decided just to glue the fans together:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0344.jpg

New amp panel done and stretched. This one was kinda rushed but I think it turned out pretty good.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0345.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0346.jpg

First fan mount cut:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0347.jpg


I'm also looking for someone with some grille cloth scraps that they can send me in a regular envelope.

Civic_boi334
01-07-2008, 01:57 PM
not being a **** or anything, but can those little fans actually keep things cool???

dcole18
01-07-2008, 02:19 PM
not being a **** or anything, but can those little fans actually keep things cool???

yes... it will create a crossflow pushing hot air out of the box

ssj2xxgotenxx
01-08-2008, 02:35 AM
Really quality work. Thumbs up.

Immacomputer
01-08-2008, 12:51 PM
I'm also looking for someone with some grille cloth scraps that they can send me in a regular envelope.

PM me dimensions that you need cut and your name/address and I should be able to send you some black cloth this weekend.

hempy
01-08-2008, 01:44 PM
Sweet.

hempy
01-09-2008, 03:30 AM
First testfit with fans:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0348.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0349.jpg

Amp rack/box/thing:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0351.jpg

Testfit after vinyl (even more snug):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0359.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0354.jpg

Plexi installed:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0360.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0363.jpg

Masked off for paint:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0356.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0362.jpg

Nice braided pigtails:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0361.jpg

Wkbdkid
01-09-2008, 09:54 PM
Its comming along nicely, really likin the viynl. Dit you glue it(spray adhesive) an staple or jus stretched an stapled?

hempy
01-09-2008, 11:57 PM
I just stretched it w/o glue. I wasn't sure about how to do any vinyl work, so I asked the guy that runs a custom interior place behind our shop.

DeboDaddy
01-10-2008, 12:28 AM
Wow, this is a really beautiful build.

I was looking into vinyling my next build. Are there any pointers that you could offer after working with it? Did you have any problems with it ripping at the staples?

hempy
01-10-2008, 01:59 AM
Wow, this is a really beautiful build.

I was looking into vinyling my next build. Are there any pointers that you could offer after working with it? Did you have any problems with it ripping at the staples?

There was a little, but since I had the staple line at least 1/4" away from the corner/edge, it didn't really cause many problems. I would suggest buying good vinyl, at least 2-way. I was strapped for time (trying to finish in my winter break) so I had to go with what matched best locally. The stuff I got *****, but it worked out. Round edges are much easier to stretch around than corners.



Weeeelll...

I got the box into the car after work tonight. After this point all of the work will be done inside the car. I still have lots to do. Run new 1/0, route wires in box, screw in cable holders, run another 12v wire for the fans/relays, probably wire some sort of led lighting for inside, i still have fab work to do with the fans, too. So lots to do.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0002-1.jpg

Sooo snug:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0003.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0004.jpg

The amps may be a little crooked... I still need to nudge them around a little:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0005-1.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0006.jpg

I did run into a possibly large problem today though. Right now I have 2 wire holes cut, one on each side, near the bottom. I made the box about 1" shorter than the space between my wells. Not enough space for wire on each side. Luckily I only cut the fabric out of one hole, so one side looks like there isn't even a hole. This works, but now I need my power/speaker/rca wires all to cross for about a foot. Is there any way to effectively shield my rca/speaker wires from thw rest?

I've also been thinking about the chinese finger trap type flex loom, but I can't seemt o find anything larger than 1/0...any suggestions? (I have split loom that will fit everything now)

Space to run all of my wiring :(
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0007-1.jpg

hempy
01-13-2008, 12:03 AM
The carnage as of this evening:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0365.jpg

Used some sealing washers on the terminal cup for a better seal:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0367.jpg

My nifty securing/ground bolts:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0369.jpg

Ground to bare metal then bolted down and undercoated:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0372.jpg

Soon to be covered with techflex (hopefully with no noise):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0373.jpg

bamaboy
01-13-2008, 12:26 AM
very nice looking

cant wait to see finished

Immacomputer
01-13-2008, 12:06 PM
Looking good. I wouldn't worry much about having noise because of signal wires being close to power wires. I've never had that problem before.

I'll be shipping the scraps out tomorrow; I've been busy the past couple of days.

OoMesKoO
01-13-2008, 12:14 PM
Holy **** thats beautiful. Absolutley love it.

hempy
01-16-2008, 01:43 AM
Well, I didn't quite make my deadline, but it was **** close. Mounting posed unseen problems, as I had to mount it vertically due to the design. I used the port cutouts to pile wood inside to rest the motor on until I had started a few screws.

The security screws I have aren't long enough, so now I need to order some online. It will give me the time I need to get two screws in that are giving me trouble. I just have flatheads in there for now.

I think even without the security screws, this thing will take some time to dismantle. I may take the time to add more bolts on the back end of the box since the one in the amp rack are so close to the edge. But that may involve getting it up on the lift and moving my tank out of the way for a bit.

Wtf...****ing cats:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0376.jpg

Torquing down the amp panel bolts pulled some of the inserts out, so I tapped some washers and screwed them in around the inserts. Now they aren't going anywhere:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0377.jpg


Installed mids:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0381.jpg


Amp panel (I may add white cathodes to the box in the future, since I have the relay for it wired already):
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0379.jpg


And out back:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0382.jpg


Nice and clean:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0384.jpg


Pics make the color look a little off. It's much closer in person:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0385.jpg


I had trouble with 2 holes, so i just put some gasket caulk/tape stuff in them and it works leakfree for now:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0383.jpg

Right before I closed it up:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0378.jpg


I'll have to get some better shows during the daytime, but I think you all get the idea.

tez4life
01-16-2008, 05:28 AM
this has been a very beautiful build. Im looking forward to its completion and your opinion of the sub. It looks very capable of some serious low end....

Hayabusa
01-16-2008, 11:26 AM
Could u please give a review or some sort of opionion on how the sub performs? i'm very very interested in purchasing one in the near future and would love to hear some input on how it performs.

Immacomputer
01-16-2008, 04:06 PM
Has the cloth come in? I'm assuming you're planning on using it for the front doors?

hempy
01-17-2008, 12:08 PM
Could u please give a review or some sort of opionion on how the sub performs? i'm very very interested in purchasing one in the near future and would love to hear some input on how it performs.

It'll probably be sometime Friday or this weekend. I just haven't had the time between work and school to get enough listening/testing time in as I would like. I also need to set the gain correctly on both amps. I basically just set them low and put everything in. Once I've played with it for a bit I'll sit down and set everything.

I was a little surprised at the coil impedance.. They're listed at 1.8, while they read 3.6-4.0 each. I know impedance rise will change the load, but this was fresh out of the box, and I've had other woofers read much closer to publish specifications.



Has the cloth come in? I'm assuming you're planning on using it for the front doors?

Just got it today. I'm actually looking to cover up the fans. Since apparently case fans don't reverse with reversed voltage, I had to switch one of the sets around, ruining my nice symmetry. So im going to cut some square rings to fit the holes and stretch the cloth over them. Hopefully it'll allow enough airflow. If not, I can always up the voltage. I think I have them at 6 right now.

quest51210
01-20-2008, 06:02 AM
good work...very impressive

blackbonnie
01-20-2008, 11:13 AM
ver nice and clean install

SQBubble
01-21-2008, 06:56 PM
Excellent work, looks awesome and original, looking forward for some reviews and vidz if possible, I was actually having an eye on that sub for home use.

Good job

Hayabusa
01-27-2008, 03:44 PM
bump for the CSS SDX. I just ordered mine thursday and it should be here tuesday wwwwweeeee...

SQBubble
01-27-2008, 06:28 PM
w00t, what kinda enclosure u planning to house it ?

Hayabusa
01-28-2008, 11:25 AM
I'm going to go 3 cubes sealed fully stuffed.

SQBubble
01-30-2008, 09:32 PM
hey hempy got any reviews on the sub ?

Hayabusa
02-17-2008, 11:14 PM
me and my cousin installed my SDX15 this morning and it sounds amazing :-). Its uber accurate and doesn't miss a note on metal songs with fast bass or double or triple bass. I've got mine 3.7 cubes sealed. Didn't make a thread since I have no pics and don't want to get stoned to death hehe.

hempy
02-18-2008, 10:48 PM
Did yours have serious overgluing on the mounting holes?

Sorry about not getting a review out guys, but I've been crazy bust with school and being lazy. Plus I feel I need more power right now. But I'll get one out eventually. I need to get back into the box and tweak my gains and finally mount those last 2 bolts.

I do like it though. A lot. I just feel bad having it in my car. I feel like it wants to be inside.

Hayabusa
02-19-2008, 01:10 PM
haha. Nah I had no glue around my mounting holes. maybe the machine got a little generious with yours. Mine sounds great off 1000 watts. I listen to it with the gains at 1/4 on the bass knob. It gets insane when I turn it all the way up to halfway.Are you running a Sundown 1500D or SAE1000?

hempy
03-31-2008, 11:54 PM
Well, I've been playing around with some baffle panels for my front stage, and I figured I'd tack em onto this thread rather than starting a whole new one. I wanted a little more substantial mount for my woofers and I needed to move my tweeter down since it was way too harsh up by my door handle.

I used 1/2" mdf for the base and 3/4" for the actual baffle part. I put 2-3 coats of resin on them to keep them semi-waterproof, and I have about 13 t-nuts per side, bolted to the door with 1/4" hex bolts. I got lucky at Joann's and found about 3 yards of 2-way vinyl for 7 bucks, and it matched almost perfectly.

I can't really think of anything else to say about them, so I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking. Lemme know if you guys have any questions!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/Picture001.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/Picture004.jpg

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http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/Picture021.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/Picture022.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/Picture023.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/Picture025.jpg

hempy
11-07-2008, 09:27 PM
The box is now out and will be up for sale soon should anyone be interested. :)

chaunb3400
11-07-2008, 09:42 PM
dimensions...

groundpound4200
11-07-2008, 10:19 PM
how did i miss this build? very nice! what kind of router bit did you use to get the indents for the plexi? I need one of those.

Rashaddd
11-07-2008, 11:08 PM
This build = nothing but pure *** :fyi:

hempy
11-08-2008, 11:41 AM
dimensions...

I'll have a detailed FS thread sometime this weekend, but they're about 42" x 18.5" x 17.5"


how did i miss this build? very nice! what kind of router bit did you use to get the indents for the plexi? I need one of those.

I took a fluted laminate flush trim bit from Lowes and gound it down until I had an 1/8" nub on the end. I was kind of surprised that no one makes/sells something like/for this.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/hempness/0051.jpg


This build = nothing but pure *** :fyi:

Well thank you. :)

hempy
11-10-2008, 04:45 PM
Up for sale (http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=362246)

Pioneer~Saturn
11-10-2008, 05:03 PM
Looks fantastic! :) Love that sub :D

Mc_Hammer
11-10-2008, 05:07 PM
Looks fantastic! :) Love that sub :D

I love you :fyi: