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    dynamat on the inside of box....

    since everyone is using it to seal up the trunks/hatches, and it usually helps the number increase, what would the effect be of puting dynamat, or peal and seal on the inside of the box.... i think it would look preaty **** cool too....



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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Erm, well first no one can see the inside of the box, second, sound deadening is used to keep sound waves in, and to rid of rattles, two things the mdf doesn't have a problem doing. All it would do is take up space.



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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Quote Originally Posted by nosaj070
    Erm, well first no one can see the inside of the box, second, sound deadening is used to keep sound waves in, and to rid of rattles, two things the mdf doesn't have a problem doing. All it would do is take up space.
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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    yeah that was exactly what i was thinkin, the only reason i was askin, was becuz on pimp my ride, they always put dynamat on the indisde of there plexiglass boxes, but i didnt know if it was just for looks or not.....



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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Aso, if its ported. It will raise your tuning.




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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187
    Aso, if its ported. It will raise your tuning.
    Actually, i think if it takes up space it would lower your tuning.

    Smaller box and the same size port=lower tuning. No?




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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyk90
    Actually, i think if it takes up space it would lower your tuning.

    Smaller box and the same size port=lower tuning. No?

    if your port size/length is constant, but the box size decreases, the tuning goes higher.




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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Quote Originally Posted by Moe Lester
    if your port size/length is constant, but the box size decreases, the tuning goes higher.
    Hmm, i dont know why i thought otherwise. Oh well.




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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Isn't this useful if the box is made of fiberglass rather than MDF, though?




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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Quote Originally Posted by waNtsumBuMP
    yeah that was exactly what i was thinkin, the only reason i was askin, was becuz on pimp my ride, they always put dynamat on the indisde of there plexiglass boxes, but i didnt know if it was just for looks or not.....

    First off, do not base your stereo design/choice off of what you see them do on "Pimp my POS". They appear to know about as much as ass hair about stereos.


    But, they plexi isn't nearly as strong as MDF. You need really thick plexi to get much strength from it (which isn't cheap), so they are probably using some fairly thin/flexible crap, and so they use the sound deadening to help reduce some resonance problems with the box.




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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Quote Originally Posted by idiot
    Isn't this useful if the box is made of fiberglass rather than MDF, though?
    What, sound deadening? Fiberglass can be just as strong as MDF if the box is constructed properly. 'Glass is extremely strong when curved, and rope and such can be added to help strengthen the flat surfaces.




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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    They do that to the fiberglass because it sometimes is prone to rattling. If you have a fiberglass box you are most likely not going for SPL, so they are probably going for show or SQ, and the box is sealed so when they put the dynamat on it, it keeps it from vibrating and it may actually help to stiffen the glass.



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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Squeak is right fiberglass can be as strong as the mdf. They probably use that sound deadening stuff to compensate how ****** their boxes sound and how bad they rattle.



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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    What, sound deadening? Fiberglass can be just as strong as MDF if the box is constructed properly. 'Glass is extremely strong when curved, and rope and such can be added to help strengthen the flat surfaces.
    So is there no reason to spray rubberized undercoating inside a fiberglass box, or line the sides with modeling clay, or apply deadening material, or any of a thousand other ways to manipulate box resonance, if it was built properly? Because I’ve seen all of these done and recommended.

    I’m building my first glassed box, and don’t really know if it’s constructed properly or not (due to lack of experience). I will have finished putting about 10 layers of Bondo brand mat down soon, and it still will just barely be ¼” thick (which many people consider too thin, apparently)… so I’m not sure if I’ll have to be one of those who will have to slap something on the insides to compensate for poorly-built box. This was why I was wondering.




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    Re: dynamat on the inside of box....

    Quote Originally Posted by idiot
    So is there no reason to spray rubberized undercoating inside a fiberglass box, or line the sides with modeling clay, or apply deadening material, or any of a thousand other ways to manipulate box resonance, if it was built properly? Because I’ve seen all of these done and recommended.
    It completely depends upon how thick you make it. If you don't have enough layers of 'glass, then sure it's going to be weak. And as I mentioned, you can lay ropes and such inbetween the layers to strengthen the 'glass. If anything, bracing it would be the best way to go.

    The spray-on undercoating I seriously doubt will be heavy enough to do anything. But, Read This, pay close attention to Dan Wiggin's posts, and it should give you a good idea of the best ways to go about it. The thread is aimed towards kickpanels, but the same concepts can be applied to sub enclosures. Notice what he says about what is required to change the resonance




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