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    Wood thickness?

    OK, so i have a question that may sound stupid, does wood thickness of the box make a difference in sound and overall bass response?







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    Re: Wood thickness?

    yeah if its too thin



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    yes thin wood will flex killing your sound quality and make it sound real sloppy







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    Re: Wood thickness?

    3/4" MDF is most commonly used. the 5/8" MDF is good for under 1kw systems. You will still need bracing on the inside of the box no matter what thickness you choose. you can double up on the baffle to help with flexing also.



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    Re: Wood thickness?

    Quote Originally Posted by 01 S 10 View Post
    3/4" MDF is most commonly used. the 5/8" MDF is good for under 1kw systems. You will still need bracing on the inside of the box no matter what thickness you choose. you can double up on the baffle to help with flexing also.
    would you say .5 is to thin?




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    Re: Wood thickness?

    how many watts, how many speakers ,what size box







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    Re: Wood thickness?

    Quote Originally Posted by john denver View Post
    how many watts, how many speakers ,what size box
    it would be 2 Boston Acoustic G5 off of 500 Watts Each. so the enclosure would need to be 2.0-2.4ish

    would be somthing of this sort.






    Also how much room is needed between the sub mag and the wood?




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    Re: Wood thickness?

    those G5's will kill a .5" thickness box. you will need at the very least 3/4"




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    Re: Wood thickness?

    Darn right, 3/4 MDF is the least I will use on anything. No need to save $5.50 a sheet, then cry 2 weeks later because you cracked it at a corner.



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    Re: Wood thickness?

    On a box like that, I would say 1/2" material would be ok. The panels are relatively small in size. If you use 1/2", just be sure to properly brace it and I bet you will be just fine.




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    Re: Wood thickness?

    Quote Originally Posted by bjfish11 View Post
    On a box like that, I would say 1/2" material would be ok. The panels are relatively small in size. If you use 1/2", just be sure to properly brace it and I bet you will be just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDSkoT View Post
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