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Mr. Slate
04-15-2010, 12:20 PM
I like this box, but there is no "true" way to get the best of both worlds. It's one or the other. This looks to be more of a musical box because of the low tuning. I really like this design for my truck though. This is a great design for a trunk car especially if he seals it off.

hispls
04-29-2010, 08:01 PM
Thanks a million for the box. The thing is built like a tank and really quakes (wish I had the line driver hooked up when I was up there)....it's all good, I'll get the other sub re-coned this week and see you around the scene this summer.

For anyone just browsing this and on the fence, Dave is a really good guy and the boxes were rock solid, smooth and clean (he even smooths the bracing pieces inside!) Killer attention to detail and a good value for professional carpentry.

spltuscon
04-29-2010, 09:08 PM
Thanks Jon, it was nice to meet you and I think when you have all your gear working you are gonna be a force on the spl scene. I can't wait to hear it with both subs and more power.

I appreciate the kind words too!

SPL Blazer
04-29-2010, 11:34 PM
The thing is built like a tank and really quakes (wish I had the line driver hooked up when I was up there)....it's all good, I'll get the other sub re-coned this week and see you around the scene this summer.

For anyone just browsing this and on the fence, Dave is a really good guy and the boxes were rock solid, smooth and clean (he even smooths the bracing pieces inside!) Killer attention to detail and a good value for professional carpentry.


You aren't kidding, a guy I know had one of his enclosures for four 15"s , he didn't need it anymore and nobody had a ride big enough for it. So he tried to drive over it with a Bobcat and break it up, it didn't even crack. Thats a couple thousand pounds driving over the box and nothing happened, you know thats a quality build.

spltuscon
04-30-2010, 08:54 AM
This is the one you're talking about :)

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs219.snc3/22660_306538747179_285118207179_3386148_5335947_n. jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs219.snc3/22660_306538752179_285118207179_3386149_783360_n.j pg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs239.snc3/22660_306538762179_285118207179_3386150_122575_n.j pg


I couldn't post pics of it when I built it since he wanted it to be a secret. That box was double layer all the way around except for the baffle which was 3 layers thick. It also had bracing and 45's. Subs were going to be inverted and recessed too. Tuning was about 38 hz, built to be a brutal bassracer with a ton of power and 4 DC XL 15's.

SPL Blazer
04-30-2010, 09:03 AM
It was a sick box, I gave it the special paint job that I use on my own boxes and added color around the subs to match the custom painted baskets. Unfortunately he couldn't find anyone with a Jeep or a van that could handle the size of it and had to get rid of it. Said his boss was on his case cause he was storing it at his job. I have the pic in my cell of him trying to run it over with the Bobcat, actually had it on the box and nothing happened. He said he used some kind of Bobcat attachment with 18,000 psi on the box and the baffle wouldn't crack or anything. Hell, if a bomb went off I'd rather be inside that box, lol.

Mr. Slate
04-30-2010, 11:57 AM
Very nice box.

BassBrawlinBill
04-30-2010, 12:30 PM
I had the room, but not the cash lol. I didnt have the truck quite yet tho if I remember right so maybe I didnt have the room. I remember getting that picture mail and feeling true meloncholy about what could have been!

SICK GV
05-03-2010, 11:43 PM
That box held together pretty good my friend. Lets see what the next one will do.

spltuscon
05-25-2010, 01:38 PM
Just wanted to share a pic of something I was playing with today...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs521.ash1/30666_402717387179_285118207179_4091568_734327_n.j pg

It does pretty well considering it wasn't built for my vehicle. Doesn't take up much room either.

SICK GV
05-26-2010, 12:34 AM
Hey Dave we should throw that in my car and see what it does. Meter it then sell it :)

CRXBMPN
05-26-2010, 10:42 AM
oddly enough I just picked up an H2 myself :) not for me, but I love me Orion H2's and their silly dual gap technology.

CRXBMPN
05-26-2010, 10:43 AM
Hey Dave we should throw that in my car and see what it does. Meter it then sell it :)

what if someone with a trunk wants it, and they are given potentially unrealistic expectations if it does better in your car? Kind of false advertising if you ask me.

SICK GV
05-26-2010, 07:01 PM
If someone knows it was tested in the Yugo then expects it to do as well in a trunk car then they're probably not bright enough to buy the box in the first place. People here always surprise me.

budahbuddy803
05-26-2010, 07:08 PM
Keep this thread going to remind me to ask for a nice box when i get my next car!(unless i go IB like i would like to) I love your work though bud. I wish i had your skills.

SICK GV
05-27-2010, 12:03 PM
http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af205/88Zastava/0514001123.jpg


Wonder what it will do with 2 actually hooked up ?? :omg:

TeamElite-Mike
05-28-2010, 01:33 AM
I heard it may actually break a 125

wone
05-28-2010, 08:48 AM
hahaha???^^^^

spltuscon
06-09-2010, 09:28 PM
Something for myself this time...used a nice hardwood plywood and kept the natural woodgrain look. 3 coats of Gloss poly inside and outside :yumyum:

For a pair of Orion H2 tens as a daily driver box, tuned to 32hz.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs593.snc3/31266_407597087179_285118207179_4217173_3393012_n. jpg

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs304.snc3/28816_405661907179_285118207179_4170814_1516348_n. jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs304.snc3/28816_405661892179_285118207179_4170813_2069996_n. jpg

SPL Blazer
06-09-2010, 10:22 PM
Now that looks like a really thick baffle.

spltuscon
06-14-2010, 11:27 AM
My new Octobox for my 18" AA Mayhem

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs312.snc3/28256_408900342179_285118207179_4252119_1614967_n. jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs322.ash1/28256_408900357179_285118207179_4252120_4563512_n. jpg

Not great lighting for the pics I know...but I think it looks pretty cool and it gets reasonably loud too.

chevyaddict83
06-14-2010, 11:40 AM
Any fiberglass work done on your behalf?

spltuscon
06-14-2010, 11:48 AM
Are you asking me if I do fiberglass work or if someone does it for me?

I can do fiberglass work...I don't like to, but I can. If you meant does anyone do it for me...no, I would never let anyone else do work for me.

This box is 100% made out of mdf, except for some fiberglass resin on the interior walls.

CRXBMPN
06-14-2010, 01:24 PM
"reasonably loud" means you did what at the show this weekend with it? or did you run a diff setup?

SPL Blazer
06-14-2010, 02:22 PM
He was over a 150 with it, loud enough that he had to be outside his vehicle for his 2nd run.

CRXBMPN
06-14-2010, 02:24 PM
hehe niiiice :)

spltuscon
06-14-2010, 03:48 PM
150.6 1st run, 150.5 2nd run.

But more importantly, also loud on music :yumyum:

148.4 1st run in Bass Brawling (30 sec music average) 147.4 second run (changed music for the worse), I had a 149.x going with less then 10sec left but it hit a break in the music and dropped me fast. I think a 149 is possible as is and if I recone this sub (its a d2) so that I can actually get good power out of my amp I think it wouldn't be a problem to be at 149.9 on music. Obviously the burp would benefit as well...

spltuscon
07-09-2010, 08:55 PM
Just got my t-shirts in so if anyone wants one we'll have them with us in Nashua tomorrow for the Boomer NESPL show and in Hooksett for the 3x TNESPL on the 18th.

Info:
Gilden Ultra Cotton t-shirts in Heather Grey with black lettering
2 sided printing, the front has my Box Guy logo and the back says" "Nice Box!"
Sizes are medium, large, and XL
Price is $12 in person or $17 with shipping.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs023.ash2/34522_417353722179_285118207179_4451817_5750781_n. jpg

spltuscon
07-17-2010, 11:02 PM
Did a very unique box this week for a female NESPL/TNESPL competitor...she asked me to make a daisy port somehow since she loves flowers. This is what I came up with for her:suave:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs046.snc4/34685_420116127179_285118207179_4513174_4967102_n. jpg

It's 3ft net, 6" port tuned to 33hz , double baffled and braced so it's not just "girly", it should be fun to listen to as well and relatively loud.

markak134
07-17-2010, 11:48 PM
how do you make wood bend like that

SPL Blazer
07-18-2010, 12:17 AM
Sweet box Dave, but she won't be able to compete in any TNESPL rookie classes with that 6" port.

wone
07-24-2010, 07:46 AM
very interesting and different, nice job dave

spltuscon
08-16-2010, 01:48 PM
Newest Octobox for myself...did a 151.1 legal (in TNESPL) so far with a pair of Mojo 12's on 4800w

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs275.snc4/40071_427369852179_285118207179_4691364_662147_n.j pg

hispls
08-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Looks good. (also really like the one with the wood-grain finish)

Do you still have the box you used for the 18" AA? If so I'd trade you some recone parts for/towards it if you're still in the market.

spltuscon
08-16-2010, 06:55 PM
Thanks Jon.

I sold that box to another NE competitor so I don't still have it.

SPL Blazer
08-16-2010, 09:21 PM
Newest Octobox for myself...did a 151.1 legal (in TNESPL) so far with a pair of Mojo 12's on 4800w

Did you clamp your amp to get the 4800 watts, or is that an estimate?

spltuscon
08-16-2010, 10:42 PM
I have clamped it before starting at .5 and rising to 1.04 which is where I got the 4800w figure from. Haven't clamped this exact setup although I certainly could just for kicks.

hispls
08-18-2010, 10:28 AM
Thanks Jon.

I sold that box to another NE competitor so I don't still have it.

It's all good. I'm going to build one myself today or tomorrow. Won't be pretty, but I don't plan on using it for long anyway.

spltuscon
08-25-2010, 10:41 AM
Here's a unique one I did for someone recently. Fluorescent Yellow port (will glow under black light) with truck bed liner for the rest of the box. Dual 12 box for Xcon 12's and a Sundown 3500d.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs184.ash2/44732_432471282179_285118207179_4811260_5269466_n. jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs384.snc4/44732_432471292179_285118207179_4811262_1836316_n. jpg

spltuscon
08-25-2010, 12:50 PM
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SmokeyDog
08-29-2010, 04:19 AM
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bland
08-31-2010, 02:37 PM
The connectors you use on your boxes, are they just threaded brass with some brass washers?

spltuscon
08-31-2010, 03:24 PM
Occasionally I use brass bolts/washers/nuts but normally I use Dayton Binding posts available through partsexpress.com. They take 8awg bare wire on the outside and 1/4" ring terminals on the inside. They include solder tabs in case you prefer that. Here is a pic of them:

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/87/l_bb62d545423e4c7ba2e6445fd6bd0c76.jpg

ACT Audio
08-31-2010, 07:11 PM
I love you dave

SmokeyDog
09-02-2010, 12:22 AM
I love you dave

i love you more dave YOUR also MY HERO!!!! but for real thanks for everything and all you help, nothing but the best from dave "the box guy" my vote goes to you for TNESPL competitor of the year, FYI

spltuscon
09-02-2010, 07:08 AM
Thanks guys, looking forward to a good time at finals :suave:

spltuscon
09-13-2010, 07:34 PM
I've decided to sell my personal dual 12 competition box that I used at DB Drag World Finals 2008. It's not shippable so don't bother asking...the entire box is 1.5" mdf with about a gallon of resin lining the interior so it weighs a ton and it's big. Basically only suitable for an SUV given the size, but you can easil...y break 150 legal with less than 5kw in a stock class and still play music at ridiculous levels.

Let me know if you're interested...it's going to the first reasonable offer that puts up the cash!

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/4/l_3b8cb5f6562145c494ef7a341ca0c3a0.jpg

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/74/l_01a761d33dd64b8aa13708e6ffd911af.jpg

I don't have many good pics of it, but I could get more for a serious buyer.

KRYPTO
09-13-2010, 07:51 PM
pm'd

spltuscon
09-13-2010, 08:28 PM
I have 2 other dual 12 competition boxes to get rid of too. One is an Octo with subs up and port back and the other is subs up and removable 6"/ 8" aeroport facing back. The Octo is tuned to 47hz and the other is variable for the 6" aero and 47hz for the 8" port. Both have done over 150 legal with less than 5kw in my suv.

Here is the aeroport one shown with the 6" port

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs096.ash2/38133_422208032179_285118207179_4563273_7977401_n. jpg

I guess I don't have pics of the Octo, but it has a 7" ID Octoport facing rear. I can get dimensions on either for anyone interested.

150dbs
09-13-2010, 09:09 PM
that box looks sweet

spltuscon
09-17-2010, 10:25 PM
All boxes listed above are now sold.

This is what I'm taking to finals

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs707.snc4/62716_442458312179_285118207179_5019877_2840215_n. jpg

Crappy pic but the box is Silver Metallic and the port is Black Gloss covered in silver metal flake, then clear coated.

spltuscon
09-17-2010, 10:29 PM
Better pic of the spl port

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs623.snc4/58306_441625022179_285118207179_5005896_4720634_n. jpg

and the daily port

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs639.snc4/59983_441299512179_285118207179_4999382_4618821_n. jpg


Gotta make the box versatile so I don't have to pull it in and out constantly :p:

wone
09-18-2010, 12:37 AM
nice!

spltuscon
09-20-2010, 09:11 PM
This box got me 1st place in Woofer Cooker Pro 1 at finals with a 152.4 legal, so its **** AND loud :up2somet:

nissanrider06
11-02-2010, 12:38 AM
congrats and very nice box man! I like the paint do you use a compressor or cans? Hey I got a 2-dr blazer and am gettin ready to do an spl box for it, what you think works better ports drivers side: subs up or to back or to front of car? Thanks...

SPL Blazer
11-02-2010, 02:48 PM
I have the 4 door Blazer and subs up, ports to the drivers side works best. I never tested with a 2 Door Blazer before, so I couldn't say for sure if thats going to be your best option or not. Thats where a Term-Lab and lots of testing is going to pay off.

spltuscon
11-02-2010, 08:51 PM
Just use spray cans...can't really justify a compressor at this point. Comes out great if you put time into prep work (like most things).

BROOKLYNBUSA
12-29-2010, 10:49 PM
Do you have a number that i can contact at?

SPL Blazer
12-30-2010, 11:48 AM
Do you have a number that i can contact at?


No number, have you tried emailing him? Or contacting him through his website?

BROOKLYNBUSA
12-30-2010, 09:03 PM
no number, have you tried emailing him? Or contacting him through his website?

to be honest i have not. I guess i will if thats the only way. I just like talking to people i wanna do business with. Ill try emailing him thou, thanx

SPL Blazer
12-30-2010, 09:09 PM
Contact him that way and I'm sure he can give you a number to reach him at if necessary.

PhishHead
12-30-2010, 09:12 PM
Where abouts are you in NH?

CL1CKCLACK
12-30-2010, 09:12 PM
No number, have you tried emailing him? Or contacting him through his website?

does he not like people giving out his personal number?

SPL Blazer
12-30-2010, 11:12 PM
Never asked him, but I don't give out my personal number either so I wouldn't give his out without asking him 1st. He doesn't have a company number since it's a really small business, so email is the most common way of getting ahold of him.

spltuscon
12-30-2010, 11:34 PM
I'm in Laconia, NH (central NH).

Thanks Steve, I do prefer to work through email, so my website is the best way to contact me. Haven't been on here much lately.

BROOKLYNBUSA
01-06-2011, 06:45 PM
ive emailed you threw the web site with no response yet if you read this could u pm me a number

spltuscon
01-13-2011, 10:27 AM
Just sent you a response. If anyone is trying to get a hold of me right now, there may be a wait. I'm behind on quotes and building at the moment so try to be patient and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

CRXBMPN
01-13-2011, 02:12 PM
Hey Dave, hope business is good (sounds like you are up to your eyeballs in it!)... happy new year and see you in '11!

oestjo
01-13-2011, 02:19 PM
do you make any boxes for a 15" l7?

soloXgt
01-13-2011, 02:38 PM
**** i wish i liven in NH

SPL Blazer
01-13-2011, 11:11 PM
do you make any boxes for a 15" l7?

All his enclosures are custom made to order, so I'm sure he can make one. He did make a box in the past for 4 15" L5's.

oestjo
01-14-2011, 02:07 PM
How much do your boxes usually run for if i was just getting a ported box for 1 15

spltuscon
02-04-2011, 11:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozCei1ADnJo

SPL Blazer
02-04-2011, 02:52 PM
Nice Box Guy Vid Dave. We might be doing another show there again this year.

spltuscon
02-04-2011, 09:38 PM
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/179074_10150101296852180_285118207179_6103497_6093 198_n.jpg

Dual 12 box for spl/bass race to be sealed off in a trunk of a Grand Prix using DC XL 12's. Interior will be glassed too.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/179243_10150102010577180_285118207179_6113664_4876 604_n.jpg

wone
04-30-2011, 11:38 AM
any updates?

matt scarlett
09-14-2011, 08:19 PM
Makes me want to move to the U.S.

spltuscon
09-20-2011, 12:15 PM
Selling some of my equipment: (2) MTX 9500 15's single 4ohm coils, (2) Mojo CM12 d2's, (2) Orion H2 10.4's, (2)Soundstream Rubi 2500.1d's. Everything is in great condition, pickup only (in Laconia, NH). I can do package deals and/ or combine with a box, but must be picked up.

MTX 9515's- $350 each or $650 for the pair (add in the beautiful box I built for them for an extra $200 if you want...cheap! 7ft3 net, 33hz)
Mojo CM 12 d2's $285 each or $525 for the pair
Orion H2 10.4's $150 each or $275 for the pair (add a very nice daily box that I built for them for $175, 2.5ft3 net, 32hz)
Soundstream Rubi 2500.1d's $335 each or $650 for the pair

SPL Blazer
09-20-2011, 05:59 PM
Might have a local buyer for an amp, the H2 subs and the box, I'll text you later and let you know.

spltuscon
09-20-2011, 06:47 PM
That would be great! Thanks Steve