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    Plexiglass?

    Say I want to put plexiglass on the back of my sub box so I could see inside the box and look at the subs. My question will it affect my sound quality? I mean, is it as good as mdf for making a box? Also how would I seal it to the box?







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    Re: Plexiglass?

    its supposed to be just as good, as long as you use 1/2 inch or thicker.

    keep in mind I have no personal experience with this



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    Re: Plexiglass?

    Just to add to the question. Any places to purchase lexan glass?



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    Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port. Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.

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    Re: Plexiglass?

    In my bok i used 1.2 inch plexi and its sounds just as good as my freidns all iddi is router into 3/4 inch mdf and sicloned and screwed in form the baack and sealed the top on and i havnet had any problems yet




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    Re: Plexiglass?

    If the thickness is right for the power your pushing and the size of the panel, you can't hear a difference. You can either recess it from the front or the back. From the back looks cleaner imho. And like the man said Silicon that beeyatch.



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    Re: Plexiglass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trancer
    Just to add to the question. Any places to purchase lexan glass?
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    Re: Plexiglass?

    The bastages ( home depot and lowes ) near me stopped selling anything over 1/4". But I did also find it at a couple of local hardware stores.



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    Re: Plexiglass?

    www.selectproducts.com has it to 3" and all colors plus a WHOLE LOT of other car stuff.



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    Re: Plexiglass?

    oooo thanks guys... I plan on doing a wood/lexan enclosure if I can find some cheap mirror sheets.



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    Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port. Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.

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    Re: Plexiglass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpineinstaller
    Home Depot and Lowes

    True they do sell it, but i dont know if they have any 1/2 inch, Mostly 0.060"-0.25




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    Re: Plexiglass?

    Just checked out that site... Like the site, has alot to choose from, has plastic mirrors too... Just too d*mn expensive.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekSquad View Post
    Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port. Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.

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    Re: Plexiglass?

    1/2" plexi isn't going to be all that cheap anyway depending upon the size of the sheet. It's some pretty pricey chit



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    Re: Plexiglass?

    I've seen peopl use spartec acrylic, its a LOT stronger then plexi glass so you can use thinner pices and its a lot clearer too. Just another option for you guys, i have no idea on how much it costs though.




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    Re: Plexiglass?

    On the subject of plexiglass.... Can you form it? (I'm always looking to do something different.) Say for example, building a enclosure that has "rounded" sides but want to maintain the transparency of plexiglass. No specific design in mind, just brainstorming. I would think that if you were using thicker material, heating it up would burn it or discolor it before it would become pliable enough to form.
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