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    1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    I have two kicker 10" 150rms subs and I was wondering if I could build a sub box out of 1/2 mdf. I don't know if it would tear up the box, just not sound right or if I would be ok with doing so.







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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    its harder to work with if your using screws. .75 is like $5 more/sheet. why you wanna go with .5?




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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    Well I've already made the box. But if I need to build a different one I want to do that before I install it. I've silliconed, glued and screwed it together, it looks pretty stable.
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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    did you use any bracing? is it ported or sealed? U may be ok with low powered subs.
    install the drivers and crank it up and see whaqts up




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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    I haven't braced it any, its sealed and the subs are only 150rms so there really not that high powered.




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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    Why would you ask if you already have it? Try it out and you will have your answer.



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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    Because i can add more support to it, but it will take some time and money to do so. I didn't want to destroy the box if i can just add more support first, but only if needed.




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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    Quote Originally Posted by Logan Miller View Post
    Because i can add more support to it, but it will take some time and money to do so. I didn't want to destroy the box if i can just add more support first, but only if needed.
    If it is built properly you will not destroy it, even if it is .5".



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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    I would just try it out and see if it flexes or anything. If not, then you are ok..but more then likely you will need to add some bracing.




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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    You should be fine with that power.



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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    You're fine, there is barely any pressure with those subs.



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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    try and see, useless post here



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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    You should be fine with that power.
    Exactly what I was thinking. I've made smaller enclosures out of thinner wood before with no ill effects.




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    Re: 1/2" MDF for dual 10" sub box?

    You can always add the 1/2 wood on top,to make it thicker/add a new Face to it so to speak,Those subs will get down in a well made box.Though they are entry level subs, I had a pair of tens on an Autotek Mean Machine 99, and in 1.4cu ft ea sealed, and they sounded pretty good




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