View Full Version : Can I put the sub over carpet?

03-01-2012, 08:18 AM
I'm using some unbacked stretchy carpet on my box and I'm wondering if I have to cut away the carpet around the cutouts or can I just lay the sub on top of it. I'm sure it would compress, but would it seal adequately?

If I have to trim it away, does anyone have a technique for making a clean cut around the sub? This stuff cuts well with scissors but an exacto knife ain't cuttin' it (pun).

03-01-2012, 08:43 AM
It can help with the seal, you still want to use some kind of seal around the back of the moutning flange anyway, but it can help make a tighter fit. If you'r having trouble cutting it, the easiest way is to cut an X through it and then cut away each triangle.

03-02-2012, 07:59 AM
Well, the subs have a sealing ring built into them. I was just wondering if other people bother to remove the carpet under the sub mounting flange or not. Anybody else?

03-02-2012, 08:01 AM
Look at all the boxes for sale, no one cuts the carpet away that's under the mounting flange. There's no reason to.

Bettr n' Revrse
03-02-2012, 08:08 AM
Yep it'll seal just fine with carpet...

03-02-2012, 12:58 PM
I found mine sealed better with carpet. Built a box and put the sub in until I carpeted. Almost resonated too much on the wood. I actually cut a circle of carpet to put under the sub ring until I have time to carpet the whole box.

03-02-2012, 01:05 PM
leave it itll be fine-

03-02-2012, 02:57 PM
Thanks fellas.

03-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Use a razor blade (the .75"*1.5" or whatever size to cut the carpet. Cut the X like nismo said and the use the sub cutout as a guide to cut the triangles.