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Zacmc212
10-31-2004, 04:24 PM
This is probably going to sound like a dumb question, but if you make a fiberglass enclosure will it sound as good/ better then a ported or sealed box? And also i have been looking around at other peoples installs, and it seems when they make a fiberglass box they dont really make it a specific size, So does it matter the size if it is fiberglass?...Thanks Alot :banghead:

ss3079
10-31-2004, 04:25 PM
You make a fiberglass box either ported or sealed ...

Fiberglass is just a different material.

A difference in sound between MDF and fiberglass ... there will be none ... if the fiberglass is thick enough and braced properly.

- Steve

Apoc
11-03-2004, 10:41 AM
I have heard both, no major difference but if you havent worked with fiberglass before or dont like to work with it, stick to the MDF!

req
11-03-2004, 10:55 AM
fiberglass is just used to make a box (yes, boxes NEED to be a specific INTERNAL VOLUME) fit in a tigher space, and\or make it look cool. sometimes its used to brace a MDF box, and some fiberglass boxes are hybrids (like mine) - made with MDF and fiberglass - for strength purposes.

a ported box (in my oppinion) is better than sealed- but it also depends on the driver\application.

ported = louder (sometimes less quality) - lower power handeling, less wattage = more efficient.
sealed = not as loud (but mostly better quality) + better power handeling, and can take more continious power

hope that helps.

Apoc
11-03-2004, 01:32 PM
I have heard of people reinforcing their boxes with fiberglass, but could you show me some pics of the so-called hybrids....?

req
11-03-2004, 02:11 PM
http://www.asterixband.com/andy/port/port1.jpg
http://www.asterixband.com/andy/port/ported1.jpg
http://www.asterixband.com/andy/port/ported1.jpg
http://www.asterixband.com/andy/port/ported2.jpg
http://www.asterixband.com/andy/suede/suede14.jpg

the bottom piece is made from MDF to ensure strength and speed up the fiberglass by decreasing the area of glassing i had to do, and increasing strength because fiberglass is weaker than MDF in flat areas. also, the port was mounted to this to gain SPL

hows that?

Apoc
11-03-2004, 05:46 PM
thats one weird looking box...how big is the sub? What does it sound like?

ss3079
11-03-2004, 07:01 PM
thats one weird looking box...how big is the sub? What does it sound like?

My enclosure is the same ... well, similar shape and location.

- Steve