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Sealed fiberboard sub box?

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Stealth, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Stealth

    Stealth Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Hey guys! It's been a while since I was on here, it's been a busy summer. I'm still driving an '01 S10, and I still have the 12" Xplod subwoofer in the cab. My question is if it's possible or wise to build a sealed box using fiberboard. I have quite a bit left after I built the potted box, easily enough to meet the space requirements for my sub. The reason I want to build a sealed box is because I'm told it will provide tighter, cleaner bass. Any help would be awesome! Thanks guys
  2. Big75

    Big75 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    that's what most of them are made of. I dont see any reason that wouldnt work. RTV sealant should work nicely in the seams.
  3. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    I've always used MDF when I build my enclosures...
  4. Stealth

    Stealth Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Thanks guys, I guess I'm uninformed and a newb to this but all of the sealed boxes I've seen were made of fiberglass. The rtv is an excellent suggestion, but is it a good idea to use that to seal the sub itself or should a get a ring specifically designed for such a purpose?
  5. ntbush83

    ntbush83 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I've always used MDF as well. I like my sealed box because just like you said it is a tighter cleaner bass. My interior of my truck doesn't rattle as much and yet I still hit a 135.6 db this weekend :)
  6. Stealth

    Stealth Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Nice! That's exactly what I wanted to hear, as the top notch high quality plastic in my truck doesn't sound too good.
  7. ntbush83

    ntbush83 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Haha I feel ya there man! I fitted my box so it fits snug in my back plastic then both my seats slide back into it. Keeps it solid ha
  8. Stealth

    Stealth Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Sounds slick to me, now Im really wanting to get to work on a new and better box. It's been since March that I've done any woodwork, since I injured my finger, but there is nothing like a project to excite oneself into getting busy.
  9. ntbush83

    ntbush83 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    That would be sweet! When i first got into audio I was like hey a box is just a box but its amazing how much a difference it makes! A sub is only as good as its box. Here's the most recent one I made. Amp isn't mounted on it in the pic though
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  10. Stealth

    Stealth Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That's impressive, I'm assuming it's a sealed box? And are those 10's?

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