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Cali_Screw
08-17-2008, 07:42 PM
OK, so i have a question that may sound stupid, does wood thickness of the box make a difference in sound and overall bass response?

thegreatestpenn
08-17-2008, 07:44 PM
yeah if its too thin

john denver
08-17-2008, 07:44 PM
yes thin wood will flex killing your sound quality and make it sound real sloppy

01 S 10
08-17-2008, 07:48 PM
3/4" MDF is most commonly used. the 5/8" MDF is good for under 1kw systems. You will still need bracing on the inside of the box no matter what thickness you choose. you can double up on the baffle to help with flexing also.

Cali_Screw
08-17-2008, 07:58 PM
3/4" MDF is most commonly used. the 5/8" MDF is good for under 1kw systems. You will still need bracing on the inside of the box no matter what thickness you choose. you can double up on the baffle to help with flexing also.

would you say .5 is to thin?

john denver
08-17-2008, 08:00 PM
how many watts, how many speakers ,what size box

Cali_Screw
08-17-2008, 08:04 PM
how many watts, how many speakers ,what size box

it would be 2 Boston Acoustic G5 off of 500 Watts Each. so the enclosure would need to be 2.0-2.4ish

would be somthing of this sort.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL1638/8228490/15381272/240937757.jpg

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL1638/8228490/18963625/315076998.jpg


Also how much room is needed between the sub mag and the wood?

jake21
09-20-2008, 03:56 PM
those G5's will kill a .5" thickness box. you will need at the very least 3/4"

kush-divinity
09-20-2008, 04:53 PM
Darn right, 3/4 MDF is the least I will use on anything. No need to save $5.50 a sheet, then cry 2 weeks later because you cracked it at a corner.

bjfish11
09-20-2008, 08:42 PM
On a box like that, I would say 1/2" material would be ok. The panels are relatively small in size. If you use 1/2", just be sure to properly brace it and I bet you will be just fine.

IDSkoT
09-20-2008, 08:45 PM
On a box like that, I would say 1/2" material would be ok. The panels are relatively small in size. If you use 1/2", just be sure to properly brace it and I bet you will be just fine.

BJ! Where've you been? :(
I miss seeing your builds.

bjfish11
09-20-2008, 08:51 PM
BJ! Where've you been? :(
I miss seeing your builds.

I have been swamped with builds lately. Not posting here too much, as I only post my builds here for members. I have had a couple builds going on here lately though. All my other builds are up over at SSA.