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kushy_dreams
02-04-2010, 11:04 PM
Is $125 a good price for a local audio shop to build me a box for my G5s? I wanna put them in a ported box and have the dimensions needed and know how to build the box but I don't have any of the tools on hand here at college. The price I was quoted seems a little much, but this is a custom job.I really need to get the subs out of the sealed prefab they are in.

Supergumby5000
02-04-2010, 11:34 PM
for a custom box, from a shop, if it is properly done, that is a very good price.

A ported box for a pair of g5 12's is going to take around a sheet of MDF, if not a little more. It would cost them around half of that to build/carpet the box.

Make sure they dont cheap out and use 1/2 wood though.

bassman3
02-05-2010, 12:05 AM
^^^ make sure they use 3/4" mdf or birch. They might try to skimp you and use 1/2", dont let them. As far as the price, it seems very good

Canaan
02-05-2010, 12:24 AM
Is $125 a good price for a local audio shop to build me a box for my G5s? I wanna put them in a ported box and have the dimensions needed and know how to build the box but I don't have any of the tools on hand here at college. The price I was quoted seems a little much, but this is a custom job.I really need to get the subs out of the sealed prefab they are in.

$125 for a 2 12 box?
just my opinion...but DO NOT go to the lowest bidder. especially a bidder that low. unless the shop is building a generic box, hurting for business, or giving u a buddy deal....i would pass. usually that low a bid means low quality.


just throwing this out there, but i charge 180 to 250 for 2-12 boxes. depending on design and finish....no generic BS from me.

BassMechkanic
02-05-2010, 03:59 PM
price seems good is all is done like mentioned above, i do ported slot box for 2 12's RAW for $100, so carpet cost and time to cover it, seems good.

ButtaMax
02-05-2010, 04:27 PM
$125 for a 2 12 box?
just my opinion...but DO NOT go to the lowest bidder. especially a bidder that low. unless the shop is building a generic box, hurting for business, or giving u a buddy deal....i would pass. usually that low a bid means low quality.


just throwing this out there, but i charge 180 to 250 for 2-12 boxes. depending on design and finish....no generic BS from me.


you get what you pay for!!!

that $180-250 range is more the norm!!

i paid $200 for 2cft for (2) 8w7's, but then again I got birch, double baffel, 45 corners, countersunk, and fiberglass reisn coating

there several guys on here that can build you a very nice high quality box

bassman3
02-05-2010, 05:01 PM
Let me know if your looking for one, I am actually opening up a website soon as well. I have tons of pictures of my work. :D

BassMechkanic
02-05-2010, 05:15 PM
my boxes get double baffled mounts, 45's in corners.

bhsdriller
02-05-2010, 05:17 PM
I guess you can make some money building boxes. I usually just do mine for the cost of the mdf

zierbox
02-05-2010, 11:24 PM
Professional shops wouldn’t normally build a sub enclosure for 125.00
200.00 is the more normal starting point
What is troubling, someone thinking 125.00 was a hi-price

bassman3
02-05-2010, 11:52 PM
I guess you can make some money building boxes. I usually just do mine for the cost of the mdf

time = money

rosshimself13
02-06-2010, 10:53 AM
but if you look he was asking he has plans, and only has 8 posts.. it is a good deal if they use the right materials, if they throw it together... you waste $125 and have to start over...