View Full Version : should i double baffle?

06-26-2008, 07:07 AM
so i built a box using 3/4indoor ply...we dnt sell mdf here...and i was wondering if i should build another baffle for it...sub is a dd 9515g...its about 4.25 cft net

king ranch
06-26-2008, 07:14 AM
thats your call it depends on how strong/weak the baffle is

06-26-2008, 07:17 AM
what do u think sir?

06-26-2008, 07:36 AM
How well braced is the enclosure? What type of hardware are you using to mount the sub? Is the motor of the sub supported? These are all issues that are just as important, if not more so, that just doubling the baffle, and yes I would double the baffle.

06-26-2008, 07:41 AM
ygpm helotaxi

06-26-2008, 07:45 AM
If you can afford it, and don't mind spending the extra time/cash, it wouldn't hurt. If you have heavy subs, and a poorly braced box, I would most definitely double baffle. At the same time, if you are currently in the progress of building, and have heavy subs, make sure you brace it well. Double baffles can also allow you to flush mount, which is always a nice added touch, even if you don't NEED to double baffle.

06-26-2008, 07:47 AM
wont bracing fcuk up the sound waves?

06-26-2008, 08:27 AM
not as much as using plywood will...IMO

06-26-2008, 11:21 AM
Ditch the plywood, if you can't find MDF then get birch.

As far as the baffle goes, it depends on the size/shape of the box. if you have a 15" sub mounted on a 16x16 baffle I would say don't bother, if it's mounted on a 20x30 ish baffle then yes double it up.

Also proper bracing is key and if done right won't make a big dif to the sound.

06-26-2008, 04:25 PM
we dnt sell any of those kind of wood...sub is mounted on a 20x30...so yeah i guess i will brace it

82 cutlass
06-26-2008, 04:58 PM
Double the baffle and use some bracing if your using regular ply-wood

06-26-2008, 10:58 PM
and try to get some paint on deadener for that plywood...that may help a little bit

06-27-2008, 02:01 AM
i dnt got paint on deadener..i got the mat kind though...whats wrong with it anyways?...and how do i waterproof it?

06-27-2008, 08:26 AM
not trying to get you to waterproof it...the plywood will resonant like a mofo just because of the way it's made

06-28-2008, 09:09 PM
what do u mean?

06-29-2008, 01:06 AM
use plywood

06-29-2008, 01:10 AM
haha i did...lol...thats all we have...