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I am looking to custom install a subwoofer using fiberglass and fleece, I have done this type of box before in my jeep with good luck. I am not putting a big subwoofer and amp that will piss off all my neighboors, I think that is stupid plus damaging to your hearing, I just want it to make my music have more depth. unfortunately, I am out of ideas on how to make it look.
I was thinking cutting a 20" circle out of that board thing in the back of my hatchback, and make a 10" ring then make it look as if the sub was "sinking" through the back cover almost as if it were melting around the sub.
I hope it makes sense how I described it
What do you guys think? yay or nay?
 
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Mmmm, you could try it but from my experience in my previous CSE, the boot itself makes a very poor speaker cabinet. There's just too many angles and leakage points in there.

In my CDE, I have a 12" sub driver in a twin ported box firing diagonally across the boot. This seems to be the best angle for good bass response. Amp wise I have an Alpine 700wrms monobloc bolted on the rear of the box.

Whilst the sub is actually quite small (physical size), the music has much more depth without going stupid.

Power wise I took a feed from the cigarette lighter as this has more than enough current to handle the drain from the amp.
 
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If it was boxed, then yes it would probably work.

But, the box dimensions have to be precisely matched to the configuration of the driver. If it's not, they'll be no bass.

Scan the net for the calculations, but I can tell you now that it's not a case of 1 + 1 = 2. :roll:
 

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no it iis a little more complicated than that, The only way that I really know is build it and test, it dosn't sound right add a piece of 2x4 inside for more displacement then repeat...
 

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Where does the sound come out? Looks like the speaker is sealed in a box??

Best sounds I have had were from 10" very high power sub in a smallish sealed box along with a very good quality beefy amp.

Very accurate and tuneful with no annoying woolyness you get from silly overblown over ported designs.
 

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the top is open, I jus want it to look like is is sinking in to keep a low profile plus, I think it will look cool
 

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I vote nay.

I hate subs since they waste space and rattle the car apart. I am much more in favor of getting good upgrade speakers and a nice deck.
 
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A sub is definitely worth doing. It just adds a vast amount of depth to the soundstage.

Good luck with box airdevil! :cheesy:
 

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it sounds like a cool idea, using the floor as a display area of sorts for your sub(s). if you've not already thought about it, you're going to need to enclose the sub. now, if you used the floor cut out as a template, you could buy 3/4 inch thick MDF in sheets and cut them to the shape of the floor panel, then build the chamber to the sub's specs. if you try to use the floor panel itself, it'll sag real bad. using the MDF will also allow you more freedom with mounting options, it being much more sturdy than the flimsy stock floor board. itd be even better if you knew someone who works with fiberglass, that stuff is real malleable and you can carpet over it and it's real nice. they could just mould some to the shape of your trunk.

on a side note, an upgrade of speakers would make the interior sound like gold down to about 50 hz IF you had them amped, but without the addition of a subwoofer (even as small as an 8") you cannot experience the depth and bredth of whatever harmonic spectrum is produced by the music you listen to.
 
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