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Radiospank
05-16-2012, 08:49 PM
I'm looking at a few boxes on ebay and I can buy a decent 100 dollar box that match's specs for my dd 2510 or I can pay 140 and get one with 45s in the corners.. both pretty identical boxes.

or i can pay 180 and get bracing 45s and overall nicer looking box.



thanks for your input

nate56
05-16-2012, 08:55 PM
100 dollar ebay box a prefab, and not worth it. Find one of our box builders it will be better and last a whole lot longer :) here are a few guys on here
TBH Enclosure Designs (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/tbh-enclosure-designs/)
Buck Box Designs (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/buck-box-designs/)
DC Creations (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/dc-creations/)

ssteele18
05-16-2012, 08:55 PM
It's not so much whether 45's are worth the money. It's whether the box is and how it's put together. Just because t's the right volume and says its the right tuning doesn't mean it's to the specs of the sub.. Of you're going to spend the money, I would suggest having someone on here build it, whether its myself, pro-rabbit, or Moble Enclosurs

pro-rabbit
05-16-2012, 08:58 PM
It's not so much whether 45's are worth the money. It's whether the box is and how it's put together. Just because t's the right volume and says its the right tuning doesn't mean it's to the specs of the sub.. Of you're going to spend the money, I would suggest having someone on here build it, whether its myself, pro-rabbit, or Moble Enclosurs

I agree. There is much more to enclosures then just a few small things. I can also tell you to get the most out of that DD prefab is in no way the way to go. While I was working for AQ/DD that was an issue we heard/seen far to often. A shop tossing those subs into prefabs and then getting complaints about them.

Radiospank
05-16-2012, 09:13 PM
ok I was quoted by dave the box guy for 200 and I jsut wanted to know if I was gonna invest in a box would all these details be worth the cost, ill check out this dc site too thanks guys

pro-rabbit
05-16-2012, 09:16 PM
Not bad. He is a good builder. Ours would be $110-125 plus shipping for one.(for a single 10)

CAT MAN
05-16-2012, 09:24 PM
bracing yes
45s not really. i usually take liquid nails and smooth out the corners. i used 45s in my last box. i dont think they are all that.

kushy_dreams
05-16-2012, 09:28 PM
You can never have too much bracing and imo 45s are a must if using a slot to smooth the airflow as the width of the port widens when a bend occurs.

Radiospank
05-16-2012, 09:29 PM
well I my main concern is having a custom box that will be identical to a prefab as far as specs. I kind of already know what tuning I want, it seems like having a jl w7 prefab box would suit me.. Is this correct, even if it's built with great care ?

pro-rabbit
05-16-2012, 09:33 PM
well I my main concern is having a custom box that will be identical to a prefab as far as specs. I kind of already know what tuning I want, it seems like having a jl w7 prefab box would suit me.. Is this correct, even if it's built with great care ?

Tuning is relative to the application. There is no "magic" number to tune to to be honest. Also, a prefab is simply a horrible idea. They are not constructed very well and are never designed/built for your personal goals or application.

The best bet is to have one built custom to your application and goals. I replied to your quote already with some pricing and options. Should help a little with what you are looking for.

sacsking916
05-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Tuning is relative to the application. There is no "magic" number to tune to to be honest. Also, a prefab is simply a horrible idea. They are not constructed very well and are never designed/built for your personal goals or application.

The best bet is to have one built custom to your application and goals. I replied to your quote already with some pricing and options. Should help a little with what you are looking for.

This man nows his stuff right here op. If only i can get him to respond to me. Rabbit can u hit me up so we can get my design on the way please .

pro-rabbit
05-16-2012, 09:50 PM
This man nows his stuff right here op. If only i can get him to respond to me. Rabbit can u hit me up so we can get my design on the way please .

Sure thing...I'm on my way to the game right now. If you want just give me a call tomorrow when you have the time and we can get it worked out for you.

sacsking916
05-16-2012, 09:55 PM
Sure thing...I'm on my way to the game right now. If you want just give me a call tomorrow when you have the time and we can get it worked out for you.

Ok sounds good. Bout what time works best? Hopefully you'll make me loud lul

pro-rabbit
05-16-2012, 09:56 PM
Ok sounds good. Bout what time works best? Hopefully you'll make me loud lul

lol, any time after 11pm central time should be good. I'm not driving through any forests this week like I was over the weekend haha

Radiospank
05-16-2012, 10:23 PM
yeah those dc boxes look good to me, I'm just going to order from him. how much output can I expect to gain by going from a .75 sealed to 1.5 ported ?

Argent Audio
05-16-2012, 10:47 PM
Assuming all boxes were created equal 45's increase the strength of a joint a huge amount.

I broke apart some old boxes I built today and the ones with 45's were way stronger.

Andrew

mlstrass
05-22-2012, 05:20 AM
Assuming all boxes were created equal 45's increase the strength of a joint a huge amount.

I broke apart some old boxes I built today and the ones with 45's were way stronger.

Andrew

But the boxes without 45's didn't come apart from normal use correct? If so then 45's weren't necessary...

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OP I highly doubt any prefab out there has the right amount of port area for a DD sub...

disturbed471985
05-22-2012, 06:55 AM
200 bucks for a box for a 2510??? God find a new builder..