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Old 11-30-2009, 12:52 PM
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

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Look at the size of the enclosure I have, so easy to move and use the cargo area. Why not buy a sub like this and not have a huge box?
I am like you Timmy...I folded down my seats this weekend for a trip and I can move mine out of the way, flip it around and put it on the folded down seat facing right at my back! Small sub, 1000 watts and a small box!

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:31 PM
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

Wheres your amp dude, under the cargo tray also?
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:02 PM
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

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I am like you Timmy...I folded down my seats this weekend for a trip and I can move mine out of the way, flip it around and put it on the folded down seat facing right at my back! Small sub, 1000 watts and a small box!


Did you checkout how I have my sub enclosure hooked into the clip on the back of the rear seat, its in there solid and doesnt move around at all. Simple eye hook and S hook.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:04 PM
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

That hook idea is great man, I would have never thought about that. Velcro was what I was thinking, on the bottom of the box lol
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:09 PM
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Tim, doesn't adding dampening inside the box cut down the airspace that JL recommended? Your saying that you made the box have less airspace then recommended and it sounded better to you?

I was looking at part's express last night and they have so much stuff! I am going to be ordering a few things from there this week. I saw they have tons of speaker connection panels for the sub boxes, what kind did you guys end up going with?

I saw some spring ones like you usually see on the back of house speakers with the spring clips you insert the wire into, and i saw some that looked like plugs?

Basically what Matt said, with the foam the sub somehow thinks its in a larger enclosure. And adding the foam really cut down on distortion, maybe having to do with absorbing the back waves so they dont bounce back to the sub. I also tried it with some poly fill but it didnt sound good at all, had alot less bass so i removed it and just left the egg crate foam in, and def recommend trying it.





For the wire connectors I bought the square plastic insert that has two posts with plastic screw caps, I just stick the bare wire thru the holes in the posts then screw them down. On the inside I soldered all my connectors to the wire in there with shrink wrap.
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

Nice I will def. try that, will probably do a before and after test to see what sound it makes and how I like it. Where can I get that foam from btw?
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

Walmart sells it in the bedding section, and maybe even the camping section with the sleeping bags and air mattresses. A Joan Fabrics would have it also im thinking. Its cheap. I actually got the stuff I used for free, Scott sent me a set of struts and he packed it with the egg crate foam. Lol.
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

Cool thanks, one more thing to add to the shopping list
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

Sub enclosures are simple to make. Just need mdf, wood glue, a circular saw, jig saw or router, and screws or nails to temp hold it together while the glue sets. Add lots of bracing along the inside corners, I just cut 1"x1" strips of mdf and glued them along every inside corner. Its strong as hell, and actually removed the screws so I could sand it down good before I carpeted it.
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

So when it's built, I have heard to rub wood glue along the inside creases kinda like a caulking.. and your sayin to add 1x1 strips along those inside creases as well? That's a great idea, and in between those strips I will add that foam!

You just use regular drywall type screws? 1 1/4'' screws, pre drill holes and all right? Did you fill the holes back in with glue or anything or you just leave them alone since the carpet is gonna cover it anyway?
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So when it's built, I have heard to rub wood glue along the inside creases kinda like a caulking..
Use wood glue as a sealant. You shouldn't need it if all of your cuts are good, but that's hard to do with a circular saw. Silicone is pretty intense and apparently has been known to eat away at the surround of a sub woofer. Just what I've read.

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and your sayin to add 1x1 strips along those inside creases as well? That's a great idea, and in between those strips I will add that foam!
If you can manage it, add 45 degree strips in the corners. The more spherical you can make the enclosure the better. Always add bracing on large faces, and remember to account for the displacement of them when calculating net internal airspace.

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You just use regular drywall type screws? 1 1/4'' screws, pre drill holes and all right? Did you fill the holes back in with glue or anything or you just leave them alone since the carpet is gonna cover it anyway?
Yep. 1 1/4" drywall screws are fine. Pre-drill, of course. If you want you can countersink them and leave them in, then add wood filler. Once the glue has dried the screws provide zero help in keeping the enclosure together. Wood glue is stronger than screws. I always remove mine and fill the holes.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:27 PM
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Re: WK 10" Enclosure Dimensions

So if you add more and more stuff inside the box (bracing and whatnot) then you should make the box a little larger.. I get that. Will it damage the woofer if the box is a little too large / small for it, or will that just make it sound different from "factory spec"?
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