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    AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    Had the subs sitting around in their shipping box since March of last year. Finally around Christmas I decided to get them installed.

    Here's the basic box layout. All the joints are done with biscuits and glue. No screws other than those holding the subs in.




    For those of you not familiar, this is a biscuit. You use a special tool to cut a pocket in both pieces of wood to be joined and insert the biscuit into the pockets. It ensures that the joint stays lined up as you clamp it and while the glue sets.



    Clamps.



    Glue.



    Here it is in the trunk with the amp that it juicing the pair. They do better for output than my XXX12 did on a 250HCCA in a max flat box. Pretty darn accurate, too. Would sound better if I had a crossover on the sub amp (long story and one that I'm not happy about, but I have a new crossover for the next install that will be starting here in a week or two.).



    The amps running the front stage. One amp is bridged to each front midbass and the 3rd runs in stereo to the tweets. I have a variable crossover module in the tweet amp which feeds the low-pass signal to the other two amps. The midbass amps' gains are bypassed so the tweet amp gain controls the whole front stage gain. They are actually matched out quite well with a 4:1 power ratio.



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    How wire should be secured.



    Like I said this is a temp setup just to have something in the car. The next go will be OS PG amps and 4 AA 8s. Stay tuned.



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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    looks good to me. keep up the good work!!




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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    looks cool. personally have never seen the biscuit thing done before




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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    biscuits

    gravy anyone?



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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    love the amps. specially that series of orion, i have a dead 225HCCA sitting in my garage. maybe ill get it fixed. that 2100 is just sick. like the box and subs too. good build and install.
    keep it up.




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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    dang spiffy man. I'd like to get something like that for daily.



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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    What are the dimensions of that box (around 20x30x10) and what is it tuned to? Nice looking ugly temp box. Better than a lot of the supposedly good ones out there.



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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    I've always wanted to build an enclosure with biscuts but I've never had the chance. Once I become more proficent with my router I'm going for a dove tail enclosure.

    looks nice man.




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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    Looks awesome, wish I had that kind of equipment to work with. Don't you feel screws would have been easier and made no difference overall?




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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    What's the tuning of that box?

    I am fixin' to build for 2 Assassins, but was going to use the 40hz tuning they recommend.

    And, is that Birch?




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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    not bad, what do you use to cut the groove for the biscuit? also what car is this in?



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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBlayz142 View Post
    Looks awesome, wish I had that kind of equipment to work with. Don't you feel screws would have been easier and made no difference overall?
    Clamps and biscuts make for a better finish. No screw holes or heads to fill. It is used in cabinetry so the wood can be stained and not have ugly off color dots that dont flow with the grain. In car audio it makes no difference in most cases but it always something neat to try new things.




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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    Quote Originally Posted by acold7dusta View Post
    not bad, what do you use to cut the groove for the biscuit? also what car is this in?
    A biscut cutter. Sort of like a plunge router with a tool to line up and center the cut and a blade instead of a bit. Check them out next time you are at Home Depot or Lowes.




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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    Very nice. Love your gear.




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    Re: AA Assassin 8 box and UGLY temp trunk

    Looks very cool man



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