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97srad750
01-19-2008, 10:18 PM
I need a box for 2 12's for an 02 Camaro. Any suggestions? The ebay ones seem decent.

MikeyB
01-19-2008, 10:24 PM
No dont buy a prefab pos, build it yourself or pay someone to do it imo

SQL4Life
01-19-2008, 10:39 PM
when i had my firebird i bought the stealth enclosure that fits one ten inch in that little cubby hole on the left hand side in the back. I think it had .4 cubic ft of airspace so it was not much but it did seem sturdy and well built.

Kevinn
01-19-2008, 10:44 PM
I've used them, they seem ok.

But remember, your sound quality depends on the build quality lol

97srad750
01-19-2008, 10:46 PM
It just seems like airspace is airspace when it comes to sealed boxes. Am I correct? If I order one, I'll make sure it's sealed myself.

SQL4Life
01-19-2008, 10:50 PM
http://www.subthump.com/acamarostealth.htm...i used the drivers side one, sorry its .6 cubic ft sealed.

they got alot of enclosures for f-bodies on there...and camaro/firebird are the same, im sure u knew.

i had the sub there and took off the t-top holders, and set my two amps on there. Looked really good b/c u just fold that flap over when u close the hatch and noone will even notice.

MikeyB
01-19-2008, 10:56 PM
I personally would never ever ever ever ever buy a prefab box, ever, I dont care what car its for. If you have never cut a piece of wood then go for it, but if you are mildly experienced do it yourself, you will be much happier in the end.......

djessenz
01-20-2008, 05:30 PM
Just a question, if a prefab box is built with 3/4 MDF, and has the necessary airspace required, why would it be bad?

brtnboarder3241
01-20-2008, 05:31 PM
Just a question, if a prefab box is built with 3/4 MDF, and has the necessary airspace required, why would it be bad?

#1 its not built to the specific subs specs

profundus-sanus
01-20-2008, 05:32 PM
Just a question, if a prefab box is built with 3/4 MDF, and has the necessary airspace required, why would it be bad?

it wouldn't be

To the O.P. if you would have searched i just answered this question pretty well with several links a couple weeks ago.

profundus-sanus
01-20-2008, 05:44 PM
The audioenhancers looked the best.

since i can't find my previous post...

djessenz
01-20-2008, 05:48 PM
it wouldn't be

To the O.P. if you would have searched i just answered this question pretty well with several links a couple weeks ago.

Then why does everybody bash prefab as if it's bin laden?

RAM_Designs
01-20-2008, 05:51 PM
Then why does everybody bash prefab as if it's bin laden?

most just prefab ported boxes because...
1)Not built to sub's specs(maybe too large or small airspace)
2)Skinny ports, introducing port noise'
3)tuned ungodly high, bad for anything wanting to resemble good sound

Sealed boxes are no biggie. As long as it's constructed well, has the amount of airspace you need, and is sealed good, then there should be no problems.

bjfish11
01-20-2008, 05:55 PM
I think the biggest down fall to sealed prefabs is build quality. Like said, air space is air space. Of course with the ported box, you open a whole new can of worms. But prefab build quality in general is poor. I had a shop contact me, I believe they carry Audio Enhancer prefabs, and he said the quality is horrible. Not completely sealed. Carpet peeling off just sitting out on display, before its sold.

profundus-sanus
01-20-2008, 05:59 PM
one of my buddies had an audioenhances box for his firebird.. seemed fine. He must have gotten lucky.

bjfish11
01-20-2008, 06:04 PM
one of my buddies had an audioenhances box for his firebird.. seemed fine. He must have gotten lucky.

Im sure, just like any product, there are good and bad batches.... But I could see how, for the price a shop pays from the manufacturer, that build quality is poor. I mean, they are SOOO cheap. Gotta sacrifice somewhere right?

IDSkoT
01-20-2008, 09:57 PM
I've seen quite a few pre-fab boxes that were just poorly done, the silicone was peeling before it was even used. My friend's pre-fabbed box started peeling a few weeks into him buying it.

But, my general beef with pre-fab boxes is that they aren't built to standards. It's just an arbitrary number [for air space] and mass produced... and nearly anything that's mass produced loses quality.

I'd personally rather save money, and "waste" time making a custom box, and know it's done right than buying a pre-fab box that will make my subs sound like Xplodes :|

97srad750
01-20-2008, 10:09 PM
I don't see where you can order the audioenhancer boxes online. Am I blind? My subs call for 1.5 sealed, and that's what the chambers are.

MikeyB
01-20-2008, 10:47 PM
DONT BUY A PREFAB PLZ, its stupid, the build quality is terrible on all of them, their ****. Dont even waste your time or money..........youll learn one day, and dont say we didnt tell you so........