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Dyme_a_Duzin
01-24-2009, 11:51 PM
My brother was at an audio shop in Raleigh, NC and sent me this pic of some type of metal enclosure in an RSX. He said he heard the car long before it came and when it pulled in it sounded amazing, was very loud, ground shaking type bass, the kind you feel, when you're outside the car. That's what he told me... but IDK. :rolleyes:

Then he sent me this pic. Not really any details but he said it didn't have any type of hollow or crappy sound like you would expect it to. :confused:

Here's a pic what do you think?

http://i42.tinypic.com/14xl7br.jpg

ngsm13
01-24-2009, 11:52 PM
Ok.

nG

KyleBechtold
01-24-2009, 11:53 PM
maybe metal outside??

Abel
01-24-2009, 11:54 PM
Your brother must be used to bad setups lol that looks horrible and im sure it sounds just as bad.

fatboyracing
01-24-2009, 11:54 PM
cool I loved my planet audio subs

Ellsworthz
01-24-2009, 11:54 PM
those are some goofy looking 10's

alvitae
01-24-2009, 11:55 PM
I've got a few sheets of diamond plate out in the shop I've been thinking of experimenting with.

fatboyracing
01-24-2009, 11:56 PM
those are some goofy looking 10's

They hit though they are the second best subs I have had right behind my dd9512

da box king
01-24-2009, 11:56 PM
nice welds

NightDrifter05
01-24-2009, 11:57 PM
They hit though they are the second best subs I have had right behind my dd9512

Those must be the only sub's you have ever owned then.

pr-festiva
01-24-2009, 11:58 PM
i was thinking of trying out some 3/4 inch plate but i dont have much time on my hands any more:(

Ellsworthz
01-25-2009, 12:01 AM
They hit though they are the second best subs I have had right behind my dd9512

that doesn't mean their any less goofy looking :fyi:

Mike465
01-25-2009, 12:01 AM
Hey at least the tig welding looks good

alvitae
01-25-2009, 12:02 AM
Does any one have any experiences with or have heard a metal box?

da box king
01-25-2009, 12:03 AM
i was thinking of trying out some 3/4 inch plate but i dont have much time on my hands any more:(

lol...and get a forklift to lift it

alvitae
01-25-2009, 12:06 AM
I know some one who has a rig with a thick plate steel wall in it but He's not into competing anymore so I have never heard it.

tez4life
01-25-2009, 12:42 AM
My brother was at an audio shop in Raleigh, NC and sent me this pic of some type of metal enclosure in an RSX. He said he heard the car long before it came and when it pulled in it sounded amazing, was very loud, ground shaking type bass, the kind you feel, when you're outside the car. That's what he told me... but IDK. :rolleyes:

Then he sent me this pic. Not really any details but he said it didn't have any type of hollow or crappy sound like you would expect it to. :confused:

Here's a pic what do you think?

http://i42.tinypic.com/14xl7br.jpg



Lead acid battery in the passenger compartment FTL, :(

edzy
01-25-2009, 12:54 AM
1/4 aluminum = 3/4 mdf.

I bet that would look ****** if polished to a mirror finish.

And dont have to worry about thieves...If your car gets broken into, just look for the guy with his nuts around his ankles.

I Like Waffle
01-25-2009, 01:14 AM
Yea. Lead acid battery FTMFL. Hydrogen sulfide is a broad spectrum poison, generated by batteries. Its eventually gonna corrode his box lol. I bet it sounds pretty good though. Metal doesnt really damp sound waves like mdf would, i assume

pr-festiva
01-25-2009, 02:32 AM
lol...and get a forklift to lift it

no prob:) want a solid box use the 8 inch plate we have where i work lol:D

terrrrrist
01-25-2009, 02:35 AM
impossible.

pr-festiva
01-25-2009, 02:45 AM
whats impossible?

TnT_Sounds
01-25-2009, 04:07 AM
i noticed that battery too.. This is one weird audio shop, box looks just rediculous and since metal isn't dense as MDF. I try to picture the sound of what it would be like to knock on the box.. My thoughts aren't as impressive as its being made out to sound like. Very nice welds though.

shaneb
01-25-2009, 04:15 AM
Yeah that would be interesting with such a drastically less dense material. I'd love to hear it. Maybe he should put some Eclipse speakers in it to match the theme.

pr-festiva
01-25-2009, 04:36 AM
i wouldnt say less dense,,aluminium is 156 Lbs per cubic foot while mdf is 39 lbs per cubic

RARECRX
01-25-2009, 04:47 AM
Maybe he lives in the ghetto? RSX owner 1, herniated thief-0..

Those are some nice welds though. Real even pattern. I would love to hear it .

TnT_Sounds
01-25-2009, 04:49 AM
Ah.. I said it backwards, Metal has virtualy no viscosisty to denseness as MDF< Medium density fiberboard

Lakota
01-25-2009, 02:17 PM
Ahh, not worth the work. That box doesn't even look like a good design.

Horsemanwill
01-25-2009, 02:23 PM
i've seen a cougar once with a concrete ported box in it once in car audio mag

RARECRX
01-25-2009, 02:25 PM
i've seen a cougar once with a concrete ported box in it once in car audio mag

Man that was an old mag like 1993-94 the whole trunk was concrete.

Horsemanwill
01-25-2009, 02:26 PM
ya that was old supposedly sounded good too

bonesninja
01-25-2009, 02:27 PM
Ah.. I said it backwards, Metal has virtualy no viscosisty to denseness as MDF< Medium density fiberboard

ummm yeah.....since viscosity is a measurement of fluid not solids

pd8731
01-25-2009, 02:27 PM
Ok.

nG

x2

snb778
01-25-2009, 02:31 PM
rsx's get loudddd....VERY good CA car...

polished aluminum....that box would get HOTTTTT

scoob8000
01-25-2009, 02:38 PM
First thing that comes to mind, very nice clean welds. I bet that puppy was expensive to have made. Curious to how it sounds.

m3dia_lab
01-25-2009, 04:00 PM
ummmm how is it welded in side the port? i could see a rattle issue....

TNTR70
01-25-2009, 04:24 PM
three pages of posts and no one says anything about the speaker wire running through the port to the speakers?

Spooney
01-25-2009, 04:28 PM
the port may be welded inside the box. like maybe they did it through the speaker holes. also to whoever said it 1/4 inch aluminum is flimsy compared to 3/4 mdf. once you get any kind of long span in it the metal would flex all over the place. 3/8 aluminum is a different story though.much more heavy duty even though its only 1/8 inch thicker. I work for a pontoon boat company so I see tons of aluminum.

infamous_e46
01-25-2009, 04:30 PM
http://www.myds.com.au/img/news/NewsSuggest_BYP49ZQ3.jpg

fck metal this box is way better

IDSkoT
01-25-2009, 04:38 PM
LOL@People saying metal is less dense than wood.
The cost isn't worth it.
But, nice welds.

pr-festiva
01-25-2009, 04:42 PM
depending on if it was cast or extruded it would also behave differently.

MyFartsStink
01-25-2009, 04:47 PM
I am curious as to how it sounds. I bet it sounds more like a pingy noise instead of boomy. I dont know, but I would love to experiment with that though.

germandark
01-25-2009, 04:50 PM
clean *** welds. odd though, I've seen boxes surrounded with metal but not made of it. i'd imagine bad response and resonance. hmmm.

hatemonger
01-25-2009, 04:56 PM
it would probably work good if you sprayed undercoating or bed liner inside.

PSturmer
01-25-2009, 05:34 PM
your brother needs to see some real setups

Lakota
01-26-2009, 12:36 AM
your brother needs to see some real setups

Yeap.