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Old 06-21-2009, 11:37 AM   #1  
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Need help building a box

I have a sony xplod 10 inch sub that i need a box for. i have already made a box with specs from the internet and they were wrong- the box is too small. If anyone can give me any dimensions for an MDF box that would be great.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:20 PM   #2  
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the easiest would be to buy a do it yourself box at wall mart, is arounrd 30 bucks and comes cut and carpeted!!!!
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:55 PM   #3  
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I'm gonna do that myself, I have all the tools. Would you happen to know the dimensions of the precut boards
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:17 PM   #4  
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10" sony xplod sub, do you want it to be sealed or ported. . . ill try and give you the dimensions of each board. . .
if your tight for space sealed is the way to go, but i always prefer ported. . .
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oh yeah which model sony is it. . .
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It's currently ported. The model number is L104p5b. I'm not tight for space but I don't want something huge
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well, I cant find any ported box specs online for that sub, but i did find on bestbuy.com they sell that sub and it says it calls for a .93cu.ft. box (sealed). . . so you should probably build a 1.0cu.ft. box because the sub itself takes up some displacement. . .
so a 12"W x 12"H x 12"L (inside measurments) would work or you could do a box 18"wide x 12"high x 8"deep (inside)

so for the 12x12x12 box USING 3/4" MDF here are the cuts

Face/Rear (2 identical boards): 13.5" x 13.5"

Top/Bottom (2) 13.5" x 12"

Sides (2) 12" x 12"

make sure as your building it you use some good silicone (hard stuff) or wood glue (dont be shy) and i always use lots of drywall screws, usually good idea to pre-drill pilot holes first so the mdf doesnt split.

if you would like to do the 18" wide box i can figure out the cuts tomorrow after work, im tired and gotta go to bed.
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:09 AM   #9  
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Wow! Thanks so much! The previous box i built was about 0.96 cu ft but when i tested it so much air was coming out of the port and all the sub did was vibrate, i guess it's because i didnt factor in the sub's displacement.

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make sure as your building it you use some good silicone (hard stuff) or wood glue (dont be shy) and i always use lots of drywall screws, usually good idea to pre-drill pilot holes first so the mdf doesnt split.
i put the box together with carpenter's glue and brad nails, and i did pre-drill holes first.

is it alright to put a port in this one, or can i keep it sealed?
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.96 should have been fine. . . for a sealed box though. . . that is too small for a ported box. . .

the box specs i just gave you is for a sealed box, dont put a port in it and make sure you dont cut the hole too big for the sub or you wont get a good seal. . . you can just take the port out of the current box that you have and screw a piece of wood over the hole along with silicone, and that should make it a lot better. . . or just build a new box. . .
i cant find Ported box specs for this sub. I would say probably 1.5 - 1.7cu.ft. with like a 4" round port maybe 6" long. . . but im just guestimating. . . id go with the sealed box just to be safe
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