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  1. Adding the biscuits only took 20 min if that. Overall I'm ecstatic with the results, got way more range & clarity out of this speaker than any other I've ever had! Ended up cutting some of that brace out so the tune is probably closer to 32hz now, but it still sounds tight & has plenty of volume through the higher frequencies... just absolutely smashes the lows without sounding boomy. I didn't expect to keep the responsiveness & tight sound it had sealed but it actually sounds a lot cleaner Thank you everyone for your help along the way!!
  2. haha yea, after I took the picture & saw it on my computer I was like damn... Just waiting on recommendation on whether to do one big hole or multiple smaller holes in it 🤷‍♂️
  3. Should I just take a 4" hole saw to this then? Or would multiple smaller holes be better? I don't think that'll effect displacements too much
  4. Oh that one... yea that's glued & screwed twice on the bottom & top w/ the pvc fitted through with liquid nails. I suppose I could put a hole saw to it in the largest part there. I didn't want to cut it too short on the sides of the PVC hole in fear of the mdf falling apart
  5. The brace there is only 3/4 x 1.5" and I did sand over the edges. Didn't think it'd make too much of a difference, though it can be removed & I could pick up a dowel to glue in elsewhere. I've already started spraying. Going to need another can though which is probably because a bit soaked in like you mentioned... oh well lesson learned. Off to buy another can & finish it up now
  6. The hole is cut already. I'll post a pic when it's all put together tonight
  7. Yea had access to a biscuit joiner so figured they'd help out. Spraying the box down with bed liner now will test it out tonight
  8. Update: I went with different dimensions but ended with 2ft^3 after all displacements & bracing. Will be sub up port back. Just have to add two more pieces & do some sanding on port exit to round things over tomorrow when the glue/adhesives cure
  9. Awesome I'll go pick up a sheet of wood & figure out exact thickness & cuts. Thank you!
  10. Last post got long & off topic, so starting fresh with a design to run with. Since I value my cargo space, I decided I can come up with the most space if I go with a wide, shallow upfiring design with an aero port facing the rear. This will let me throw a grill over the sub to stack gear on top. I've gone ahead & done a rough design in sketchup, but I still need to figure out port size & its displacement once said & done. Is there any downfall to having a shallow enclosure ported like this? Vehicle : 09 mazda 3 Location in the vehicle: behind rear seats, flat on hatch floor Space available (Length x Width x Height): Length 20 width 25 height 10 Subwoofer make and model: Alpine SWS-12d4 qms - 9.43 qes .6 qts .57 fs 34hz xmax 15mm Subwoofer Size: 12 Number of Subwoofers: 1 Type of Port (Kerfed, Slot, Aero, etc.): Aero preferred I think, open to suggestion What type of music do you like?: All styles of electronic - from deep extended low notes, drum & bass, electro/dubstep, & chilled instrunmentals. Is your goal SPL or Everyday Music?: Everyday music Tuning Freq (Hz): 32-35? I want to get low but not at the expense of responsiveness & SQ (old pre fab ported sounded muddy) Volume : Factory recommended is 1.67ft gross 1.4ft^3 net. Proposed design should be around 2.2+ gross
  11. Ah I have a blackberry so I'm on android, haven't had issues with it. Hope you can get it sorted out might just be a funky setting somewhere. When you've got the thumb drive in, holding down the nav button will definitely put you into file / song selection. Just make sure each artist has their own file & it should display on the screen
  12. Not sure there... do you have the app set to usb or bluetooth? Maybe it's trying to access the app via USB thinking it's an iphone. If so then try setting app control to bluetooth. Just an idea though I found it works smoother without connecting the app at all & still controls my phone over bluetooth just fine. I've got an old ipod nano I'll try if I can find a cord for it Update - It didn't want to recognize my ipod nano on the usb at all, but it's like 10 years old so understandable. ipods are basically just usb sticks with a display anyways 🤷‍♂️
  13. That's actually a good question. I haven't really used the app much yet, have just been using the up/down arrows (1 & 2) to move folders then skip individual songs. I store my music in the usb with a folder for each artist so that's worked for me, though it would be nice to scroll through artists before selecting one ***EDIT*** - Hold down the navigate button ( ▲ next to MC wheel) for a few seconds and it'll enter search mode for artists & to navigate folders. Just figured this out
  14. I haven't considered this. Gonna do some reading on it & see if it might work for my situation as I've never looked at an infinite baffle or heard one. THank you for the idea!