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JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 08:25 PM
Fi BTL N215 Enclosure
Built and designed by me.
Trying something different with this build, hope y'all enjoy.
3/4" melamine on the inside..3/4" cherry plywood on the outside.



1/2" thick makrolon
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JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 08:28 PM
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JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 08:31 PM
Hexadecagon Port

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Joe89
10-25-2012, 08:34 PM
So awesome. Thanks for bringing some variety to the build section, your work is top notch. I can't tell which I like more though, the craftsmanship or the antique clamps...

JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 08:34 PM
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JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 08:37 PM
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JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 08:39 PM
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JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 08:42 PM
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cdc351jeferson
10-25-2012, 08:50 PM
wow

rebelfromva
10-25-2012, 08:55 PM
Are you plexi that square?

JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 08:59 PM
Are you plexi that square?

1/2" thick Makrolon....First pic Jon

RAM_Designs
10-25-2012, 09:03 PM
Very cool.

Boomsday
10-25-2012, 09:20 PM
might be top 5 best boxes looks wise I have seen on ca.com

JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 09:22 PM
might be top 5 best boxes looks wise I have seen on ca.com


WOW! Thanks man! That means a lot!
I have a lot of time in it already, and a lot of work left.
I'm going to try to finish it up this weekend.

double 07
10-25-2012, 09:24 PM
NICE!!!!........Someone is going to unfold some 100's for that!!!!!!!!......

JayDubb757
10-25-2012, 09:26 PM
NICE!!!!........Someone is going to unfold some 100's for that!!!!!!!!......

this box is ALL MINE!!!!!
I honestly don't think someone would pay what I would have to charge!

JayDubb757
10-26-2012, 07:02 PM
Got the melamine box finished today..45'ed everything inside.
Because I made the cherry panels first, I thought I accounted for the melamine,
but I have to sand 1/32" off the whole top and one side...D'oh!!!!


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pro-rabbit
10-26-2012, 07:05 PM
this box is ALL MINE!!!!!
I honestly don't think someone would pay what I would have to charge!

I was getting curious as to who would foot that bill lol. I get high end local clients, but they just want glass work :(

JayDubb757
10-26-2012, 07:12 PM
I was getting curious as to who would foot that bill lol. I get high end local clients, but they just want glass work :(



I think something similar to this as a high end home theater sub would sell faster than for a car.

pro-rabbit
10-26-2012, 07:21 PM
I think something similar to this as a high end home theater sub would sell faster than for a car.

Yea, I agree there. My HT clients would be good with spending that kind of cash on an enclosure.

double 07
10-26-2012, 07:38 PM
Awesome enclosure dude!!.....I need one of those sitting at the end of my couch instead of the Cerwin Vega one that is there now!!!!!...........LOL

04murdalanche
10-26-2012, 07:56 PM
Beautiful, beautiful box man

JayDubb757
10-26-2012, 08:04 PM
Awesome enclosure dude!!.....I need one of those sitting at the end of my couch instead of the Cerwin Vega one that is there now!!!!!...........LOL


Thanks man...I've been thinking of a coffee table sub...btw, I replaced my Cerwin Vega a year ago with a 4ft^3 tuned to 20hz box with an Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 and love it!

jdmferio13
10-26-2012, 08:26 PM
Shoot me a pm need price quote for enclosure.been looking for awhile but I think I want u now.
Awesome job man .

goingdef
10-26-2012, 08:46 PM
quality as always, top notch work man can't wait to hear this beast!

cdc351jeferson
10-26-2012, 08:48 PM
every box builder and car audio nut that is super active on here is from the east coast wtf. VA peeps :) then theres the TN and KY crews

JayDubb757
10-29-2012, 07:05 PM
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JayDubb757
10-29-2012, 07:09 PM
More boring clamp pics




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double 07
10-29-2012, 07:10 PM
I think you need ONE more clamp on it.....LMAO.........NICE JOB!!!!

JayDubb757
10-29-2012, 07:29 PM
I wish I didn't need so many but my construction methods weren't the best for this...I'll do it differently next time.

rebelfromva
10-29-2012, 07:32 PM
$h!t is legit!

Mookie
10-29-2012, 08:01 PM
Wow very clean!

knotdrummer88
10-29-2012, 10:32 PM
Wow very clean!

mookie, like from the movie do the right thing?

Lowflyin
10-30-2012, 11:29 AM
How do you attach the plexi to the box?

JayDubb757
10-30-2012, 05:41 PM
How do you attach the plexi to the box?

I just sandwiched it in between the melamine and cherry ply....rabbited out 1/4" on each sheet, and added some weatherstripping.

JayDubb757
10-30-2012, 05:42 PM
Got it sanded and a couple coats of lacquer on today....might be finished tomorrow!




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JayDubb757
10-30-2012, 05:42 PM
double post

2ndroundko
10-31-2012, 10:57 PM
SIMPLY AMAZING!!! Dude that level of craftsmanship is hard to find in anything now. What is it going in a RR Ghost?

mklett33
11-01-2012, 02:34 PM
Haha I love this build. Awesome craftsmanship.

JayDubb757
11-02-2012, 12:00 AM
SIMPLY AMAZING!!! Dude that level of craftsmanship is hard to find in anything now. What is it going in a RR Ghost?


Thanks man, it's going in a HONDA CRV!!!

JayDubb757
11-02-2012, 08:04 PM
Finally Finished!!!


Banana plugs FTW! These you can piggy back off of each other, instead of trying to shove 2 pieces of 8 gauge in one terminal.

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JayDubb757
11-02-2012, 08:09 PM
I need some more wire so I can move the battery and push the box back.
I think the port is choking being so close to the back door.


Made a new floor out of 1/2" cherry plywood and clear coated it.

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The clusterfvck under the floor

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double 07
11-02-2012, 10:28 PM
I need some more wire so I can move the battery and push the box back.
I think the port is choking being so close to the back door.


Made a new floor out of 1/2" cherry plywood and clear coated it.

http://i46.tinypic.com/dfkpyc.jpg

The clusterfvck under the floor

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NICE!!!!!!......You definitely have a talent for the game.......

West
11-02-2012, 10:32 PM
NICE!!!!!!......You definitely have a talent for the game.......

Wowza! I don't even want to know how much that box costed...

gckless
11-02-2012, 10:32 PM
This is probably the nicest box I've seen yet. Very nice job.

srb
11-02-2012, 10:44 PM
The absolute nicest box I have ever seen.

keep_hope_alive
11-02-2012, 11:24 PM
Love the enclosure. Shame it is in that car. If only you put the same effort into the wiring...

JayDubb757
11-03-2012, 12:37 AM
Love the enclosure. Shame it is in that car. If only you put the same effort into the wiring...


OUCH! and Thanks! and I'm actually honored too have you comment in my thread!
I plan on finding black 8 gauge for in the box and I'll tighten it up, also I need more 1/0 and I'll clean up under the floor.
I need to move the battery, it's choking the port.

I built this box to get more enclosure jobs! I know it's overkill for my POS Honda!

keep_hope_alive
11-03-2012, 02:13 PM
it's one of the nicest boxes i've seen done. seriously nice job there. high attention to detail.

you won't find me hatin' on Honda's. solid cars and typically good audio platforms.

by "that car" i really meant "that install". i trust that this is just one step of many and you'll get all of the wiring/amps to look as presentable as that beautiful enclosure.

Chriszle
11-03-2012, 02:43 PM
ONB... One nice box!

JayDubb757
11-03-2012, 04:05 PM
it's one of the nicest boxes i've seen done. seriously nice job there. high attention to detail.

you won't find me hatin' on Honda's. solid cars and typically good audio platforms.

by "that car" i really meant "that install". i trust that this is just one step of many and you'll get all of the wiring/amps to look as presentable as that beautiful enclosure.


Thank you sir! I really respect your opionions, as you're one of the few on here that really knows there ****.
I'm not having much fun with my electrical in this car...between the ELD, and my new alt shredding serpentine belts. gonna replace the pulley with the oem pulley today
to see if it solves the problem.

Flastrongman
11-03-2012, 06:37 PM
**** bro, I've seen you build some nice boxes before but this is on another level. Thank you for taking pride in your work. I just finished a box with an all wood finish but I learned a couple things from seeing the way you did yours. I was actually planning on doing my plexi the exact same way you did yours. But that port is just out of control, I don't know if I'd even attempt to make one.

BTW I need to borrow some clamps lol

keep_hope_alive
11-04-2012, 08:42 AM
you know i have a bypass for the ELD as well, right?

JayDubb757
11-04-2012, 10:48 AM
you know i have a bypass for the ELD as well, right?


I do! That's how I found this site, searching about the ELD.
I couldn't get the pulley off of the H.O. alt..need a very very thin walled socket...side note, my voltage was the same. I put the H.O. alt in before I added my second battery, and I gave all the credit for my voltage to the alt, when all I probably needed was an extra battery.
I don't have a micrometer, but looking at the pulley, 1 of the ribs looks slightly smaller than the other 6 ribs...maybe this is why my belts kept shredding?

keep_hope_alive
11-04-2012, 01:25 PM
that could be, the pulley needs to perfectly match stock.

a second battery won't help you maintain 14V. only a larger alt can do that. a second battery can help you maintain 12.8-13V

bangintahoe
11-11-2012, 07:51 PM
Wow!

Hybrid90accord
11-16-2012, 10:04 AM
Great build!!!!!!, just wish there was a way you could hide the speaker wire so they are not just hanging or attach it to the sub-woofer so its just not hanging on such a great Enclosure build.

murph
11-16-2012, 10:20 AM
Jeff you have really made a beautiful box. This is why I asked you to build mine and any in the future as long as your building.

JayDubb757
01-13-2013, 08:51 PM
Video of the BTL in action (cell phone quality)
Hooked it up to rebelfromva ; AQ 3500.1

Fi BTL N2 15 on an AQ 3500.1 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAGL0ov5jaE&feature=youtu.be)

West
01-13-2013, 09:12 PM
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Just wanted to say that Melamine IS toxic if ingested.
The label is wrong :)

JayDubb757
01-13-2013, 09:49 PM
Just wanted to say that Melamine IS toxic if ingested.
The label is wrong :)

Really?!?!?
I drank half the bottle and only got a slight tummy ache.

West
01-13-2013, 09:53 PM
Really?!?!?
I drank half the bottle and only got a slight tummy ache.

Melamine was being put into dog food to make it look like there was more protein.
Killed a bunch of dogs. A Chinese company was killing our animals :/

JayDubb757
01-13-2013, 10:23 PM
Melamine was being put into dog food to make it look like there was more protein.
Killed a bunch of dogs. A Chinese company was killing our animals :/

That's messed up dude...yeah the Chinese give zero fucks about dogs.

T.I.K.
01-13-2013, 10:30 PM
How musical are those N2 woofers?

JayDubb757
01-13-2013, 10:46 PM
How musical are those N2 woofers?

It sounded like **** when I first got it...took a couple weeks to start breaking in, and sounds better everyday...it loves the lowz.
so after they're broke in, and in the right enclosure, they're very musical subs....I know a guy with an SP4 18 and it's pretty musical too for an SPL sub...it's all enclosure dependent.

4bannger
01-15-2013, 07:41 AM
So jealous of your shop you got there. Great attention to detail to the box, luxury car box right there. I'm gonna try to get my hands on out Cnc machine at my shop and built some crazy ****