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Logan Miller
02-19-2013, 05:07 PM
I have two kicker 10" 150rms subs and I was wondering if I could build a sub box out of 1/2 mdf. I don't know if it would tear up the box, just not sound right or if I would be ok with doing so.

SMS
02-19-2013, 05:12 PM
its harder to work with if your using screws. .75 is like $5 more/sheet. why you wanna go with .5?

Logan Miller
02-19-2013, 05:18 PM
Well I've already made the box. But if I need to build a different one I want to do that before I install it. I've silliconed, glued and screwed it together, it looks pretty stable.

SMS
02-19-2013, 05:29 PM
did you use any bracing? is it ported or sealed? U may be ok with low powered subs.
install the drivers and crank it up and see whaqts up

Logan Miller
02-19-2013, 05:58 PM
I haven't braced it any, its sealed and the subs are only 150rms so there really not that high powered. http://www.flickr.com/photos/93368999@N02/8490779546/in/photostream

RicksI30
02-19-2013, 06:00 PM
Why would you ask if you already have it? Try it out and you will have your answer.

Logan Miller
02-19-2013, 06:01 PM
Because i can add more support to it, but it will take some time and money to do so. I didn't want to destroy the box if i can just add more support first, but only if needed.

RicksI30
02-19-2013, 06:07 PM
Because i can add more support to it, but it will take some time and money to do so. I didn't want to destroy the box if i can just add more support first, but only if needed.

If it is built properly you will not destroy it, even if it is .5".

pro-rabbit
02-19-2013, 07:49 PM
I would just try it out and see if it flexes or anything. If not, then you are ok..but more then likely you will need to add some bracing.

Buck
02-22-2013, 01:38 AM
You should be fine with that power.

UnderFire
02-22-2013, 01:44 AM
You're fine, there is barely any pressure with those subs.

esmokah
02-23-2013, 09:57 AM
try and see, useless post here

bubbagumper6
02-23-2013, 09:59 AM
You should be fine with that power.

Exactly what I was thinking. I've made smaller enclosures out of thinner wood before with no ill effects.

audiobaun
02-23-2013, 10:07 AM
You can always add the 1/2 wood on top,to make it thicker/add a new Face to it so to speak,Those subs will get down in a well made box.Though they are entry level subs, I had a pair of tens on an Autotek Mean Machine 99, and in 1.4cu ft ea sealed, and they sounded pretty good