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FIBERGLASS vs MDF

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 95.5 taco, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    95.5 taco

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    Im either about to make or get an audio shop to make a sub box or 2. Got 2 questions! 1: mdf or fiberglass? 2: me make them myself or get somebody else (audio shop) to make them? I know nothing about working with fiberglass but really willing to learn! And what would be the best pricewise? thanks!:rimshot:
     
  2. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    BravesFan

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    Ask Mr. Marv, he will know best. He is located in the vendors section if u want to pm him some questions
     
  3. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    the best advice i can give you is if you haven't made one before, i would definately do your homework. you need to make sure the box has the correct volume (space) inside for the particular sub you are using, while this is fairly easy to do with a square or rectangle box it can be a pain with oddbal shapes.
    second, you need to make sure it is sealed correctly and sturdy. (glue and screw).
    if you want a ported box, that brings even more tecnicalities into play(port size,location, and length)
    i bought mine off e-bay from bright star car audio. they happen to be local to me so i got to see how they construct the boxes and let me tell you they are solid as a rock.
    they are also very resonably priced.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    Well I've got a box design in mind! There is a local place that told me they would build the box for around 120-150. Lemme find the pic and ill post it
     
  5. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    Loudpedal Mind = Blown

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    Not an audio guy, but I would guess MDF would be better. Also do it yourself. The knowledge and pride of accomplishment gained will be worth way more than 150 bucks.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    747 function > form

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    qft.:cool:
     
  8. Nov 18, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    what does qft mean?
    i'm old
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    747 function > form

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    ^ quoted for truth.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    qft == "quoted for truth"

    For one guy, building one box, I'd go MDF. It's done using construction techniques you already know - saw, nails, glue, screws.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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  12. Nov 18, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Ive never made a sub box, but MDF is way easier to work with. I made a center console for my old Ranger and was actually pretty easy. I have always hated working with fiberglass though, maybe its my poor attitude. haha
     
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