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schoolboyrowe
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8/04/2003
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Hi my thinking about building an enclosed plexiglass subwoofer box for a single 12" sub.
I have a few questions. How many square inches of dead air space will I need for the 12" sub? And wut thickness of plexiglass shoud I use?
Someone told me not to use less than 1/2" thick plexiglass becase it might break the box but I found another kind of plexiglass called Tuffak that's supposed to be high-impact resistant. But if I use thinner than 1/2 would it affect the sound quality?

Thanks for any information.



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8/05/2003
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RE: questions about plexiglass subwoofer box
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All subs are differant, and require differant differant amounts of cubic feet. Search onlin for your sub, whatever it is, and look fof the sub specs., it will list the reccommended cucic feet.
Now as far as plexiglass, you are wanting to build a whole box out of the stuff? Why not use 3/4 MDF as your base, and install a plexiglass top? I had a sub box, split down the middle running 2 subs, with a plexiglass top, running at around 1000w RMS. This box had 3/4" plexi. You need thicker plex than 1/2" imo for a few reasons. 1) Attachment: you will probbly use screws to attach this box together, 1/2" plexi won't hold too much before it cracks. 2)Sound: if you want a box that rattles like a flea market special system, use the 1/2", quality should be your #1 concern, not how it looks, imo.

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8/07/2003
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Just wondering but are you really prepared to spend the amount of money on a plexiglass because for a 12" sub you would most likly want to go with 3/4" and this could cost a couple hundred. I say do want pbxr says and use mdf with a plexiglass top or combine them both with some fiberglass and you could have a really nice box. But unless you have the money to spend on 3/4" or 1" plexiglass then go ahead... Just hope it doesn't crack..



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8/19/2003
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Hey bud I can build you a profesionally fabricated box cheaper than the material would cost you. I am the owner of Invisible Enclosures and we specialize in acrylic boxes, amp racks, etc for car audio. And just to answer a few questions of yours. 1/2" is plenty thick unless you are running over 1000 watts RMS but if you are gonna attach the panels together with screws....dont even waste your time b/c not only will it look bad it will fall apart. check out my website www.invisibleenclosures.com let me know, i will hook you up with a box for cheap. later



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8/20/2003
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hey pleximan how much for a dual 10" box and 2 8" boxes?let me know .



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8/20/2003
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Bill, I could build you a dual 10" box for $160 and $65 for each 8" box. Let me know what you think.



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8/22/2003
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pleximan I need a piece of 1" or 3/4"x12x24 of plexiglass. I need it for 2 subs. I am building a box that I wanna see into. I will be running at 800 rms to each sub. would 3/4 be thick enough?? or should I got with 1 in. thick. thx!!

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8/28/2003
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Plexiglass NO, you need some thick stuff use a thing called Lexon, its kinda pricey but thats the only stuff the pros use besides fiberglass. My friend built a box for 4 12s and his was over an inch thick and it still kinda flexed. Just make sure its thick enough and dont try to cover big areas with it.



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10/20/2004
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Pleximan i need two single 10" sub enclosures price? and shipping to:9065 Eagle View Cr.
Massillon Oh, 44646
and do u know how long it would take
im in a hurry because my back seat is out and it looks bad right now lol




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10/21/2004
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Use temperd glass, its strong and wont scratch up like plexyglass will after a month



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10/23/2004
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www.invisibleenclosures.com is my website, you can call the 800 number if you have any questions.



Brad
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7/08/2010
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Plexy man, I looked at your website and couldn't find anything
about you making sub boxes. How much would it cost for 2
12s that need 1.5 cubic feet of air space each and they are
2000 watts each.. Can that box be ported?



Azam Khan
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8/29/2011
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Pleximan,

Please email me, i need to build couple of these box and speakers, i
can give you a lot of business. Please call me at 415-359-4415



tim brenner
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2/16/2012
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how thick should i go for one 15"



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