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    putting 6"x9" in a box

    Is it possible to put 6"x9" drivers into a box?

    I currently drive a Suzuki Alto (yeah laugh! go ahead ) without anything to mount my speakers onto. Is it possible to make a box, somewhat like this picture?
    It's going to be a little bit bigger, approximately 50cm wide (err... about 20" that is)



    If possible, what should be the volume? Something like 10L? 20L? 50L?

    They are to be placed at both sides of the trunk, so 1 speaker at a side.

    Sorry if my grammar or spelling is terrible, I'm from Holland







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    yea something like that would work....my recomendation is to buy 6x9 enclosures though....they are already pre made and have the proper air volume....there are some that i had bought a while back from www.jcwhitney.com that were pretty cool they were a curved back and they worked real well in my truck...but they make regular square ones....thats my recomendation...good luck....




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    Wow! I didn't even know those existed!

    But do you know the Suzuki Alto? It's probably the smallest car around! (cheap though!)
    With the drawn model above it would fit right in, taking as little of the trunk as possible.

    I need to have some room left for shoppings and things like that. (yeah... it's not my own car )




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    well those boxes are generally about 12"x6"x4" or so......but your box idea would probably work as well....you also might add some poly fill for a little bit of deeper bass..even though its a 6x9....every little bit helps




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    Thanks!

    and what would be a good material? Everyone says 18mm (about 0.7", I use metric myself ) thick MDF because it's really stiff, but I think that's a bit "overkill" for these small boxes...




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    my buddy made his 6x9 boxes for his camaro out of 3/4 MDF and covered with some sub box carpet...i dont know if you can get thinner MDF, but i know that stuff really holds up to lots of punishment



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    sorry, he made it was one box that was made of 3/4 MDF to house both of his 6x9's, it took up the whole rear deck of the car, but it looked good, id go with thinner MDF if its available or just buy some premade boxes(you can find them for fairly cheap on the net)



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    yea checkout getting either 1/2 mdf or particle board....basicly the same thing....good luck




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    Thanks a lot guys (and girls maybe )

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    ive never used particle board, does it hold up? what material is better for making sealed and bandpass enclosures?? i think mdf holds up better under high pressure/stress/power from demanding subs



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    well the particle board isnt the greatest for high pressure.....but these are for 6x9's....not a whole lot of pressure there....should work pretty good....ive made some sub boxes in the past from particle board and it worked pretty good....i used screws and silicon glue......




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    yeah, ive had friends use it and forget to completley seal it, they just throw some carpet over it and then blow it to **** when they throw in powerful subs with a very powerful amp, they learn quick to glue it, screw it, and seal it with silicone




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