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    My first box log. *pics*

    This is my 4th box built. First one was made out of old, hole ridden 5/8 particle board for 2 pioneer 10's. Second was 1 cube for a TS-W106DVC Pioneer Premier made out of the right stuff - 3/4 MDF. Next was a 1 cube for my SW8200, which is being used ATM.

    This one is made with 3/4 MDF, all cuts made with a circular saw (first time i used it for cutting important lines, vs just 2x4's) So I think it came out pretty good.

    It's a 4.4^3 sealed that I tested out for a .707 QTC alignment on my Eclipse SW8200. For the love of god, in that enclosure, it was the loudest I had ever heard (actually, felt) between 15 and 20 hz. If I opened the door of my Jeep a crack, I would bounce quarters off the roof 3-4" @ 20hz with only 250 watts of power.

    Anyway, to the pics.

    How they all begin:








    God i love the look of a recessed front baffle. All my boxes from now on are going to be built around this





    I realize a lot of you build boxes without screws, but I can't stand that for some reason. I'm not saying you guys build bad boxes or anything, I just like the security of having screws in there along with the Titebond II.

    I'm probably going to make this into a ported box later on. I can remove the front two baffles because I didn't glue them in ( I knew I would probably change the design)
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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Looks nice, just need to dress it up


    Quote Originally Posted by ultimate157 View Post
    God i love the look of a recessed front baffle.
    Just that extra weight scares me away from it... every ounce increases gas useage




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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Quote Originally Posted by acreature View Post
    Looks nice, just need to dress it up


    Just that extra weight scares me away from it... every ounce increases gas useage
    Hell gas went down .30 in the last month so who cares



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Quote Originally Posted by vetkilr View Post
    Hell gas went down .30 in the last month so who cares
    I wouldn't be surprised if it goes back up.

    A second front baffle isnt going to do much considering the whole thing weighs in at 50lbs+



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    With that big a box you should really port it and try it out for the hell of it and tune it low like 25-28hz with a few 4 " pvc pieces Id bet you'd be surprised and keep it in there.



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Quote Originally Posted by vetkilr View Post
    With that big a box you should really port it and try it out for the hell of it and tune it low like 25-28hz with a few 4 " pvc pieces Id bet you'd be surprised and keep it in there.
    x2, never get as much output in a sealed vs. properly ported.

    Yeah, that is a good looking box, it just needs to be covered in something IMO





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    Quote Originally Posted by OneKrazyKeebler View Post
    x2, never get as much output in a sealed vs. properly ported.

    Yeah, that is a good looking box, it just needs to be covered in something IMO
    I have never done a ported box before. Right now its 4.4 cubes as it sits. Can someone tell me the dimensions of port's i'd need? Right now the box is doing nothing in my garage...



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Quote Originally Posted by jmanpc View Post
    why don't you put a few more screws in it?
    i LOVE screws. They make me feel secure about the structural integrity of the box. Plus since I did it right, they are very nice. Pre drilled, countersinked, and torqued to maximum before stripping (I love torque settings on my drill, makes it so much easier)



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Quote Originally Posted by vetkilr View Post
    Hell gas went down .30 in the last month so who cares
    Shite, 65 cents plus drop here so far! But, yeah, it'll go back up.




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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Oh yea, one more thing. I plan on getting one of these bad boys for our router:

    http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/product...r%20Compass%22

    I know I'm going to be making more boxes, so that would make PERFECT circles.



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    I agree with you... I like the chemical (glue) as well as the mechanical (screws)bonding method. As long as you pre-drill and countersink the screws to maximize their effectiveness and overall completed look of the box.

    What are you going to dress this one up with?

    more pics please! LOL!



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Two 4" Ports about 19.25" long will get you a 4 cube box at 28 hz........give or take.



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    bare mdf boxes gives me wood



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Quote Originally Posted by vetkilr View Post
    Two 4" Ports about 19.25" long will get you a 4 cube box at 28 hz........give or take.
    So that means I should set my SSF to 28hz, no? Im still 100% noob on ported boxes.

    Also, are there any PVC port tuts. out there?



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    Re: My first box log. *pics*

    Quote Originally Posted by ultimate157 View Post
    So that means I should set my SSF to 28hz, no? Im still 100% noob on ported boxes.

    Also, are there any PVC port tuts. out there?
    I always do mine at .75 less which would be 21 hz.

    If you want lower no prob.



    refs:Flakko,saywhat,mmata13(sold 1605D amp),nVRuckus(bought fuse blocks), dkguitarist(traded 2 amps),MikeyB(sold MD2),CBFryman2(sold MD2),gundecker (bought 20.1),Sakura (2 Trades),killahbean (bought DMX12),Loud3(Bought Fiberglass Kicks),tb2007(sold diamond amp),iamamp3pimp(bought box's 3 so far /sold 20.1/sold 2 L7s,ZX650.4),chillcat34433(bought 12"RF HX2), ultimate157(sold opti 2000D),bballrrt06(sold opti 2000D),GrnEydDvl(sold kx2500.1),BassAddictJ (sold kx2500.1),pwuthedon(bought Lanzar 4000D)

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