View Full Version : Do you think this subbox would work?
06-24-2008, 12:18 AM
So some people probably already know, but i want to get some more bass in my truck without loosing the jumpseats.
After thinking a bit. I realized I could fit a small box behind the drivers seat under the jumpseat. Its hard to get into the back of the truck from the drivers side anyway because of how the seat doesnt go all the way forward.
I went on Elemental Designs' website and used their custom box program app thingy and felt this would do best.
It'd be 7.25" high, and 12.5" by 14". the cF came out to like .308 or something which is what the recommended sealed enclosure volume for the SQ10. for what im looking for thats the sub i think i should get.
any thoughts? what else would i need?
also, what amp should i use if any? Sorry, im new to audio. Thanks for the help
06-24-2008, 11:12 AM
7.25 H <<<<<that wouldnt work anyway
i get .458 sqft using 3/4 mdf. .541 using 1/2 mdf
if your going to use a box that big, why not go with a true 10.
it pretty much has the same box requirements but youll definitly get more performance.
if you plan on going with the sq10, dont feed it more than 150W. and use these dimensions:
thats using 3/4 mdf. thatll give you .33 sqft and will result in .3sqft after sub displacement is taken into account.
as far as amps go, is it only giong to be used to power a sub?
06-24-2008, 01:41 PM
i forgot to mention. the sub is firing up. so when i said height i really meant the depth.
well thats dumb. i dont even need the shallow mount. lol i should've realized that.
alright. thanks for that.
i think the amp would only be powering the sub, but i dont know what would be better.
I need new speakers all the way around, so im going to be needing those. any suggestions on what brand/speaker i should get? I would only like to spend around 200 for all 4 speakers. not much more than that.
06-24-2008, 04:53 PM
actually after making a box out of cardboard, it doesnt fit with the jumpseat.
back to the drawing board hahah.
any thoughts would be apppreciated.
06-25-2008, 09:23 AM
what are the dimensions of the space your trying to squeeze a sub into? that sq10's mounting depth is only 3" so the box would only have to be 4" deep. and if you only feed it 150W you could get away with only using .5" mdf.
about the speakers, have you considered only upgrading the fronts only? some nice polk or boston accoustic speakers would sound really nice, especially with a sub to fill in the lows.
this amp would be great for a 4ohm sq10.
if you have to have 4 speakers these might be for you
thats if you still want to stay with a 6x8. let me know. there are plenty of options
06-25-2008, 02:19 PM
the only problem with making the box only 4" deep is that i'd have to extend it outwards more. at least to try and remain at .3cF.
well my speakers in the front are basically dead. the right front one just kinda buzzes and the left front one just doesnt work. my rear speakers are going out, thats why i would like to replace them. Although now that i think about it, all im really going to be hearing is the front ones anyway, so that would save me some money. xD
I know they make adapter plates for different size speakers, but I thought I would just stay with a 6x8 or 5x7.
Ill measure out the area tonight where I could fit a box, Its way too damn hot out right now to sit in a vehicle!
06-26-2008, 08:24 PM
well if you use 3/4 mdf it will have to be 5.5" deep. 1/2 and it will only have to be 5" deep.
if you went with 1/2" mdf your box could be 5x13x13 or 6x12x11.5
as far as speakers, just hit up some local shops and listend to them all.
06-26-2008, 08:41 PM
i had 2 12's in mine, and it came to the center console. i took that out and put one 12 behind the passenger seat pointing up... the other seat is still fully accessible
i didnt remove the other seat, i just folded it up, so if i REALLY needed the space, i could just undo the wiring to the box.
06-27-2008, 03:53 AM
Will there any difference between 3/4 mdf and 1/2 mdf that will be noticeable?
Im thinking now I might as well just run kinda what sarasota did. Ill just make/get a regular box, and just run it on a quick disconnect system. But if I could i'd like to just be able to use the seats AND have a sub.
06-27-2008, 10:36 AM
for a low power application like hte sq10, 1/2 will be fine. the box will not flex.
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