Box Building Day
Posted 19 December 2006 - 02:44 PM
Firstly let me apologise about the sound off. I was F#@ked around and cracked the sh!ts with all the gov crap that they were putting me through, by the time i settled down about it there wasn't much point that i could see considering the closeness to christmas and the weather at the time.
On the bright side I garuntee you guys that there will be a sound off at the start of the dry season ~ late march early april, this one will happen! and i am going to start organising it early in the new year, this gives me plenty of time to get things back on track if i do chuck the sh!ts again at any point
On the brighter side, I propose that we have a box building day.
The enclosure that a sub is in can make a huge difference to its overall output and SQ.
So designing the right box for your sub and vehicle can be a great improvement.
We can even design the new box so that it fits into your car better etc.
Ok onto times and place: If people want I can hold it at my place, plenty of room for cars and box construction area and i am more than happy to have you guys there the draw back is that i live in howard springs so ~25 min drive for those of you that live in town or cas. As far as times go it would be preferable to do it on a saturday say ~8 till whenever you want to head off (high chance of beers being involved hence the flexible leave time haha). The saturday I can have it on is the 6 or 13th not to sure which one yet will let you know very soon though.
As far as box designing goes i am more than happy to design boxes for you all on bass box pro 6, this software is quite brilliant for box design (very accurate), i have never had a box come out badly!
So if your in then let me as soon as you can
Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:52 PM
nothing wrong with howard sprnigs mate, i wish i could afford to rent 5 acres out there... so much space
only a 5 min drive from were i am too *(farrar, palmerston)
Edited by ella, 23 December 2006 - 02:05 PM.
Posted 25 December 2006 - 06:10 PM
excellent ella. I will send you my address via pm.
If you can provided me with the model number of you sub and as many of the T/S parameters that you can find (as well as prefered dimensions, ie max length height width etc) and preferance to sealed or poerted then i can get right along with designing a box in bass box pro.
Posted 27 December 2006 - 12:30 AM
Hrmm they are Fusion power plant 15"s but ill get on the netzor tomorrow and see what i can dig up if i have the time (will be busy job huntin)
f*** i need a job so bad...
(if anyone can help shhot me a PM BTW)
Posted 28 December 2006 - 12:39 PM
Ok to confirm the date it will be on the 13 of january, kicking off at 8ish at my place.
As far as getting the MDF goes i usually get mine from the palmo bunnings ~$60 for 2.4m*1.2m of 18mm, if anyone knows where to get it cheaper then let me know! I have a trailer so i am more than happy to go pick up the required amount of wood for everyone.
Now depending on the size of the box you want we will probably on average be able to get 3 boxes out of 2 sheets of MDF.
The liquid nails and screws i can leave for you guys to pick up. (probably need 1-2 tubes of glue and ~50 screws, is box dependent however)
I'll be putting on a BBQ lunch (esky with ice is also taken care off) and i also have a decent sized pool that we can all chill out and drink beer in after our boxes are done.
Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:59 AM
Definantly keen to get my Supra started though.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 12:01 AM
found a new home for the 15's for now, attatched to the stereo in my shed, spent the day today wiring them down a few ohms (somehow i rekon the 1 ohm they were wored at might make my poor stereo have a haemhorrage) now they are wired both at 8 ohms running off separate channels of my stereo.
O.M.G. they are f***ing loud even in there, the entire complex of sheds was vibraing on half volume with the mega bass set on medium, then a bit later when the rain was coming down hard and i was holed up inside with the door shut i cranked it and turned the bass up FARK it was great!
i wont be doing anything else with them any time soon.
next mission is to see whats wrong with my kicker s12l7, mind if i bring that out for ya to look at? maybe you will have something to test it with.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 05:56 PM
thats cool Kagetsu if you want to come around for some beers when you knock of then thats cool
Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:57 AM
i will have a talk to him tommorow if he is still around.
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:08 PM
reason being Saturday is the one day of the week where heaps of jobs are advertised and its first in best served as ive found out on numerous occasions. all the good jobs are usually taken and filled by sat afternoon so im going to be getting up early that morning and spending the day pestering potential employers to convince me they need to give me a job.
Sorry but my money situation is grave now as im getting behind on loan repayments.
Edited by ella, 11 January 2007 - 07:09 PM.
Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:22 PM
I'd also come, but this weekend is a busy one. I'll catch up next time
Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:22 AM
Posted 12 January 2007 - 06:34 PM
Actually, can you shoot me a PM in case I am free
Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:56 PM
Ella I pm'ed you my number before?
Anyways the box building day ended up going ok.
Michael my assistant manager from supercheap built a nice box for his new toyota chaser.
From memory it was ~2 cubes net tuned to 35Hz for my old type x sub that i sold to him a few months ago. Haven't had a chance to listen too it yet but he has discribed it as "very tight and smooth, with a massive low end" the higher subbass frequencies probably lack slightly but this is an inherent trait of the type x woofer, his type x mids should be comfotably drop down to 80Hz to fill the gap, but he will need to deaden and seal his doors proberly to achieve this. The box looked quite shmick and fitted nicley into his boot.
My mate david was building a wicked one. One day just wasn't enough to build it properly. I have a couple of pic's on my phone of it half done. All the internal walls have been cut and screwed and glued onto the base. All it needs are the sides and the back to be screwed and glued in, bit of sanding, bit of fibreglass, splash of paint and carpet and it will be ready to go. He will be running two DD1010's in it (big thanks to freddy for getting those very promptly for him), can't wait till it's done and powered up, with enough power behind it (probably a true 800 watts) i expect it to get ~145dB in his S-coupe.
I built a ported box for my mums mazda 121. Its ~ 1.6 cubes gross tuned to 37Hz for her type s 12". Imo even running of a sh!t amp it is 200% on the old sealed sealed box. The low end is a marginally better but it is just so much more musical and the kick is excpetionally tight.
Then a few other mates came around in the arvo/evening, had a BBQ got smashed and everyone pissed off ~12. So all in all it was a good day
Posted 23 January 2007 - 10:03 PM
seen his new beast ouside supercheap a few times, im fully in love. Pity bout his old car
Well not quite id still prefer a Aristo...
In better news me not turning up wasn't for no reason, i scored myself a job Now maybe for the next one ill have time and money to come play.
And ive started the luke wants to buy an aristo fund, going to start saving for my goal after finding out just how affordable they really are in the last few days.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:39 AM
yeh the guy that got his old car is still driving it around, the rear quater panel is totaled, didn't get a good look but at a guess i would say he went sideways into a pole?
Posted 01 February 2007 - 06:55 PM
actually the guy that bought it sold it to another bloke for like 5 thousand bucks lol sucks to be the guy who crashed it didnt he pay like 12 or 15 or something?