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Basshead808
01-09-2005, 04:54 PM
Hey guys here are some pics of my first box I made, its my first ported box I have built also

http://img103.exs.cx/img103/3188/portedboxpic14kw.jpg

This is a pic of the port, all glued, pre-drilled and screwed together, Kind of messey on the silicone though

http://img128.exs.cx/img128/9476/portedboxpic26di.jpg

Heres a pic of the hole cut-out I did with my jig saw, Im amazed that its straight hehe

http://img128.exs.cx/img128/2909/portedboxpic38pb.jpg

pics of the finished product

http://img128.exs.cx/img128/2909/portedboxpic38pb.jpg



http://img128.exs.cx/img128/8227/portedboxpic44cq.jpg


http://img10.exs.cx/img10/6543/boxnexttosoda9ff.jpg

A can of Mountain Dew next to the box

http://img10.exs.cx/img10/4729/drill2nm.th.jpg

My drill

http://img10.exs.cx/img10/8590/drillbits3cn.th.jpg

My drill bits, dang I snaped like 7 drill bits in half, Is it because the bits are cheap??

http://img10.exs.cx/img10/7393/jigsaw2yk.th.jpg

My Jig Saw

http://img157.exs.cx/img157/2050/materials5em.th.jpg

All the materials I bought (1 1/4 in. long screws, Silicone, Compass, Wood glue) I would have bought the Gorilla glue but that thing is a little too pricey but anyways this box is built to the specs of JL Audio's 12" W7, I just have to order my HiFonics BX1000D from ikesound.com and some cables and wires but this is not going to be installed for a long time from now because I have to save up more money

Anyways, I just wanted to say thank-you so much :angel: to all that helped me on this project and telling me where the .75 inch marker is on the tape measure lol, if it wern't for you guys, I would've not make it in the car audio world, much thanks again to all!, Peace!
:veryexci:

2kchevy06civic
01-09-2005, 04:55 PM
looks pretty good man

supa_c
01-09-2005, 04:55 PM
Gonna cover it ?
cheap bits= broken bits

Basshead808
01-09-2005, 05:09 PM
hehe Thanks, Yeah I was thinking of smoothing out the box, paint it glossy black and
put a W7 logo on the box just like this other member on here did theirs, he painted his box and spay painted the RE logo on it with some kind of homemade stensil, I though that was a great idea

someone16
01-09-2005, 05:20 PM
Looks good but wont a 1000d be underpowering a 12w7?

Basshead808
01-09-2005, 05:36 PM
Looks good but wont a 1000d be underpowering a 12w7? Hmmm.. the sub is rated 750rms not planning on blowing anything, how much power could this sub handle?

jtomsic
01-09-2005, 05:41 PM
push it with the rated power.. u dont want to blow a sub that expensive..whats that box tuned to?

Shyne151
01-09-2005, 05:47 PM
Is that wood bowed or is it just the camera? i'd suggest carpeting it instead of painting, to cover up gaps and such....

someone16
01-09-2005, 06:12 PM
push it with the rated power.. u dont want to blow a sub that expensive..whats that box tuned to?

Yes but i do believe a 12w7 is dual 1.5ohm coils (the 13 is so im assuming the 12 is too) so he will be pushing a 3 ohm load. The hifonics bx1000d does 350 at 4 ohms and 700 at 2 ohms so it will be getting about 525. On JL's website they recommend a 1000/1 which will definatly put out about twice the hifonics if not more. Not trying to be a **** just giving my 2 cents because the 1000/1 on my 13w7 doesn't push it to xmax i do have the gains relativly low though.

bcarpenterfhl
01-09-2005, 06:24 PM
u mentioned that your amp was coming in the mail. if i were you i wouldnt open it. i forget what the ikesound.com return policy is, but i'm sure they'd be fine with an exchange for a 1500 or 1800 hifonics. one of those should give you the wattage you need. W7s have that funky 3 ohm dvc, and its hard to find a reasonably priced amp for it.

EscaladeESV
01-09-2005, 09:44 PM
http://img10.exs.cx/img10/8590/drillbits3cn.th.jpg

My drill bits, dang I snaped like 7 drill bits in half, Is it because the bits are cheap??



I had the exact set and broke the exact same bits............then I went out and bought the same set again, lol......... then broke 4 of them :thumbsdo: :crap:

btw, nice box

Gauntlet
01-09-2005, 10:04 PM
The hole is quite off-center, and the top piece looks warped.

vosschs
01-09-2005, 10:10 PM
The hole is quite off-center, and the top piece looks warped.


well you can see his problem look in the second pic, on the right side its higher than the middle and the port side is also higher, creating a bow in the wood. wont matter much i dont think but looks bad

bcarpenterfhl
01-09-2005, 10:14 PM
can anyone recommend a good #6 countersink. dont mean to ruin the thread but the topic of crap bits was brought up alot.

NeverEnuffBass
01-09-2005, 10:19 PM
Looks good for a first box. I built a W7 box to JL spec for my friend only I did it with a fiberglass face. It is going to pound pretty good in there but your amp if def. too small. I know a few people with W7's and they need a lot of power. The JL amps are a perfect match for the subs, they are a bit pricey but if you can afford it go with the 1000/1. My boy did a 144.4 dbs in competiton with that setup and it sounded crystal clear as well. I have even seen a 500/1 pushing a 12 W7 but the amp heated up a lot. Check out my sounddomain page there are some pics of the W7 box that I made on there. My Sounddomain Page (http://www.sounddomain.com/memberpage/214629/5)

Basshead808
01-10-2005, 12:08 AM
Is that wood bowed or is it just the camera? i'd suggest carpeting it instead of painting, to cover up gaps and such....

Yeah, sorry its the camera I am using a webcam so its not great on quality at all, and the box has dark pencil markings, gotta go and get rid of those markings


push it with the rated power.. u dont want to blow a sub that expensive..whats that box tuned to?

yeah hehe, The box will be tuned around 35hz


Yes but i do believe a 12w7 is dual 1.5ohm coils (the 13 is so im assuming the 12 is too) so he will be pushing a 3 ohm load. The hifonics bx1000d does 350 at 4 ohms and 700 at 2 ohms so it will be getting about 525. On JL's website they recommend a 1000/1 which will definatly put out about twice the hifonics if not more. Not trying to be a **** just giving my 2 cents because the 1000/1 on my 13w7 doesn't push it to xmax i do have the gains relativly low though.

thanks for the input :thumbupw:


u mentioned that your amp was coming in the mail. if i were you i wouldnt open it. i forget what the ikesound.com return policy is, but i'm sure they'd be fine with an exchange for a 1500 or 1800 hifonics. one of those should give you the wattage you need. W7s have that funky 3 ohm dvc, and its hard to find a reasonably priced amp for it.

No I did not order my amp yet, and thanks for the input, I think I will get the 1500 HiFonics amp so, how much power I will be running to the W7 if I get the 1500 HiFonics amp?


I had the exact set and broke the exact same bits............then I went out and bought the same set again, lol......... then broke 4 of them

btw, nice box

lol aw that ***** man, now I know what bits to buy.. = The expensive ones,
thanks, Ive spent all week on this box

[QUOTE=Gauntlet]The hole is quite off-center, and the top piece looks warped.

Yeah I know, shoots, I hope this doesn't effect how it sounds and I hope it doesn't change the tuning:uhoh:


well you can see his problem look in the second pic, on the right side its higher than the middle and the port side is also higher, creating a bow in the wood. wont matter much i dont think but looks bad

Yeah there was a small gap on the right side of the box opposite from the port, I have a really hard time keeping the jigsaw straight when I cut the boards so it ended up like that, thank goodness the gap dissapeared when I screwed the top together, I just put some extra silicone inside the box in that area and put some wood glue on the outside area, hope it holds:crap: thanks for saying that my box looks bad :D


can anyone recommend a good #6 countersink. dont mean to ruin the thread but the topic of crap bits was brought up alot.

Thanks for the input, I was going to buy the countersink bit but I wasn't sure what it does at the time, but now I know what it does, it sinks the screws so they are even with the wood


Looks good for a first box. I built a W7 box to JL spec for my friend only I did it with a fiberglass face. It is going to pound pretty good in there but your amp if def. too small. I know a few people with W7's and they need a lot of power. The JL amps are a perfect match for the subs, they are a bit pricey but if you can afford it go with the 1000/1. My boy did a 144.4 dbs in competiton with that setup and it sounded crystal clear as well. I have even seen a 500/1 pushing a 12 W7 but the amp heated up a lot. Check out my sounddomain page there are some pics of the W7 box that I made on there. My Sounddomain Page

Thanks man, Your box is nicer though:thumbupw:, after you primered the box, what black glossy paint is that?, looks nutz, nice pics at sounddomain, your boy hit 144.4DBs? dang, thats pretty **** loud

Gauntlet
01-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Yeah there was a small gap on the right side of the box opposite from the port, I have a really hard time keeping the jigsaw straight when I cut the boards so it ended up like that, thank goodness the gap dissapeared when I screwed the top together, I just put some extra silicone inside the box in that area and put some wood glue on the outside area, hope it holds:crap: thanks for saying that my box looks bad :D


You should use a circular saw for long straight cuts...but regardless of the type of saw, there's an easy way to get a straight cut every time. Get your cut lines marked up, then take your saw and measure the gap between the blade and the edge of the saw. Make another line this distance from your original cut line; make sure you put it on the correct side. If you measured from the blade to the right edge of the saw, mark the new line on the right side of your cut line and vice versa. Then clamp a level or a long piece of MDF or what have you (all that matters is that it's rigid and straight) along your new line. Now you have a guide for your saw to follow to get a straight cut every time.

Or you could get a tablesaw. :)

Basshead808
01-10-2005, 11:10 PM
You should use a circular saw for long straight cuts...but regardless of the type of saw, there's an easy way to get a straight cut every time. Get your cut lines marked up, then take your saw and measure the gap between the blade and the edge of the saw. Make another line this distance from your original cut line; make sure you put it on the correct side. If you measured from the blade to the right edge of the saw, mark the new line on the right side of your cut line and vice versa. Then clamp a level or a long piece of MDF or what have you (all that matters is that it's rigid and straight) along your new line. Now you have a guide for your saw to follow to get a straight cut every time.

Or you could get a tablesaw. :)

Oh, okay thanks for the tip man:thumbsup:

someone16
01-11-2005, 07:23 AM
yea nice choice to upgrade to the 1500d it will push somewhere around 750 at 3 ohm's

ksin291
01-11-2005, 08:26 AM
Yes but i do believe a 12w7 is dual 1.5ohm coils (the 13 is so im assuming the 12 is too) so he will be pushing a 3 ohm load. The hifonics bx1000d does 350 at 4 ohms and 700 at 2 ohms so it will be getting about 525. On JL's website they recommend a 1000/1 which will definatly put out about twice the hifonics if not more. Not trying to be a **** just giving my 2 cents because the 1000/1 on my 13w7 doesn't push it to xmax i do have the gains relativly low though.


The 12w7 is a svc 3 ohm sub not dvc 3 like the 13w7.

flakko
01-11-2005, 09:24 PM
The hole is quite off-center, and the top piece looks warped.

lol gauntlet... now that jmacs away, are you the dream killer now?? :p

btw wat are the specs of that box??

Basshead808
01-12-2005, 12:39 AM
yea nice choice to upgrade to the 1500d it will push somewhere around 750 at 3 ohm's

Thats perfect! :thumbsup: thanks alot by the way

Basshead808
01-12-2005, 12:50 AM
lol gauntlet... now that jmacs away, are you the dream killer now?? :p

btw wat are the specs of that box??

The box is built to the JLs 12" W7

http://img75.exs.cx/img75/8467/boxspec23go.png

still thinking about the off center hole though, is it going to screw the sound up?

Basshead808
01-12-2005, 12:51 AM
But in the box specs above, the hole is more to the right :confused:

MisterE
01-12-2005, 02:33 AM
no it wont screw up the tuning

Pyro_By_Nature
01-12-2005, 06:40 AM
Thats perfect! :thumbsup: thanks alot by the way


It's cute that you think the hifonics amps do rated power lol.


W7s are underrated, you have to be pretty stupid to blow one with rated power or a little over.

I say save up for a better amp.........

Basshead808
01-12-2005, 10:17 PM
It's cute that you think the hifonics amps do rated power lol.


W7s are underrated, you have to be pretty stupid to blow one with rated power or a little over.

I say save up for a better amp.........

lol yeah, I know they are overrated amps and for the W7s, this guy at our car audio shop has a 13.5" W7 in a huge ported box running off a Viper Audio d2500.1 amp to 1.5 ohms, and it sounds soft

brandontw
01-12-2005, 11:17 PM
ya i broke a grip of bits too it *****

Basshead808
01-12-2005, 11:42 PM
lol yeah, I know they are overrated amps and for the W7s, this guy at our car audio shop has a 13.5" W7 in a huge ported box running off a Viper Audio d2500.1 amp to 1.5 ohms, and it sounds soft


:hilariou: sorry peeps, I ment LOUD not soft

Basshead808
01-12-2005, 11:44 PM
ya i broke a grip of bits too it *****

oh I know, my bits was 6 $, Is there a trick for drilling holes without snaping the bit in half?

brandontw
01-12-2005, 11:59 PM
keep the drill straight i guess i just get lazy and let it go to the side then it squeeses the bit and snaps it off

Basshead808
01-13-2005, 12:07 AM
oh, ok thanks

Gauntlet
01-13-2005, 01:06 AM
You can get a drill with a level in it, that should solve your problems. And use a decent amount of pressure when drilling.