crazy idea but u gotta read?

04-16-2005, 11:14 PM
Alright was thinking why do people use wood when they build sub boxes? Why not build some some cheap 1/16 metal and fabrice a box that way wouldnt you get a much more resignating sound from the sub?

04-17-2005, 07:11 AM
because wood is easy to work with, cheap, and if properly build doesn't flex. The whole point of a box is to create an airspace for the sub that doesn't change volume. If you made it out of 1/16" metal, it would flex like a balloon. AND be a royal pain in the butt to work with. You don't want "resignating" sound anyway.

edit... and it's not actually wood. MDF is basically really really thick cardboard.

04-17-2005, 12:04 PM
well, MDF is finely ground wood particles pressed togather with layres of wood fibers...
but if you used 1/4" cold rolled steel and welded it propwerly and braced every axis once with metal welded, it would work...but that is a huge pain inthe ass welding project, your cheapo walmart arc wleder wont weld 1/4"....

04-17-2005, 12:05 PM
oh, BTW, high end home stereo subwoofers are often steel or lead lined inside, it adds mass to the wood making its Fs drop dramatically and makes it harder to flex...

04-17-2005, 07:45 PM
alright it was just some crazy idea i had but know it could work w/ 1/4 inch cold metal kinda makes me wanna try it mayb just for some fun summer project :p

04-18-2005, 04:09 PM
lmao, chrome the boxes. then you could pop your trunk and be like, "got chrome?".

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