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Message started by tedzbug on 06/01/06 at 02:04:48

Title: .....Aircooled VW, now with pix! (2)10DB
Post by tedzbug on 06/01/06 at 02:04:48

I am looking to put a 2x10" DB in the back of my superbeetle.....

I have a space that is 36" wide but low,  max 15-16"
and not very deep either,  maybe 12-16"

I can easily fit 1 DB lying down sideways.... but i have 2x10" sony xplod subs already and would like to use both.


Should i just make 1 box and clamshell the subs or can i custom size the box and still get good results?

ted


Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by Adrian D. on 06/01/06 at 09:27:44

clamshell if you really can't squeeze 2 dbs in
EDIT :
steve said in his book that it's good for the box to have room to breathe.
what's the mounting depth of your subs ? they need to be rather shallow to clamshell

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by tedzbug on 06/01/06 at 14:42:02

i am thinking a double DB design  with the ports right next to each other and the sealed ends opposite each other.....

Only thing is that i need to shorten the overall length by about an inch to make it fit.........

will this mess up my tuneability?  

and the sony xplod 10s i have are  almost 6" deep, clamshell wont fit

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by Adrian D. on 06/01/06 at 14:48:23

it'a a great idea. do you plan to remove the bottom lids on both the boxes, like having a common vented chamber ?
you can use only one bottom lid to save some space.
cutting off 1 inch won't hurt the box by much. you can add some polyfill to repair.

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by tedzbug on 06/01/06 at 17:54:06

Here is the redesign i just did of the DBK10-II (after i bought the plans;))

oops....was't thinkin about that

I was thinking a shared vented chamber might cause problems, so i stuck with the original design and put the closed ends opposite each other.......

ted

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by Lee in Arkansas on 06/01/06 at 19:08:55

+1

Some good tinkerers could almost build one to spec using those pictures. Trust me.

Good luck though, and let us know how it turns out.

EDIT-Inverting the design, putting the sealed chambers sharing a common end, and the vents on opposite ends, would give you a more 'stereo' sound. Just a thought.

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by tedzbug on 06/01/06 at 20:07:04

yeah, sorry about posting so much detail..     Wasn't thinking.   Hope no offense.

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by Lee in Arkansas on 06/01/06 at 20:27:57

All's good, now we just gotta get 60 to pull those down. :-/

Just didn't want toes gettin' stepped on. I doubt anyone's offended.

Given any thought to my above idea?

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by tedzbug on 06/01/06 at 21:05:50

i do like that idea...... i will design another with the ports on the ends instead........  We'll see how wit goes.


My dad had quite a woodworking shop,  i am going to ask him to build it once i finalize what i want to do and can send him some plans

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by Gex on 06/02/06 at 01:52:07

Finally Now I know how those DB's go togther!

Awwwww just teasing. By the time I got to the post the pics were gone.

Gex :)

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by tedzbug on 06/13/06 at 16:58:42

I am going to build my Double 10 DB this weekend.  i ended up with a design so that the ports are at the ends.   I will get some pics of the box,  i plan to "rhino" spray on coating for it or an equivalent.

Let you know how it goes and sounds  ;)

Title: Re: DB 10 - custom location fitting.... aircooled
Post by Lee in Arkansas on 06/13/06 at 19:16:07

Sweet man.

Mine are being cut on Thursday, and built on Friday.

Make sure to get plenty of pics.

Title: ...Aircooled VW, now with pix! (2)10DB
Post by tedzbug on 07/31/06 at 01:51:50

So i finally got the box together, with much clamping and a full sheet of 3/4" MDF..........   DAAAAAAAAMN, This thing absolutely SLAMS in the back of my bug!!!!  ;D (2) 10" in there with a center baffle and two adjustable inserts facing away from each other.

Here a couple pics, taped shut for testing and baffles taped in for now......



Title: Re: .....Aircooled VW, now with pix! (2)10DB
Post by Adrian D. on 07/31/06 at 06:02:54

really nice.
i love seeing bolts instead of terminal cups. i had terminal cups on my first build...they leaked.

Title: Re: .....Aircooled VW, now with pix! (2)10DB
Post by tedzbug on 07/31/06 at 13:16:22

yeah..i couldnt see using terminal cups. too much pressure.  i used 1/4" brass bolts.

Title: Re: .....Aircooled VW, now with pix! (2)10DB
Post by Adrian D. on 07/31/06 at 13:40:52

what finishing are you going to apply on the box(es) ?
are they tuned the same ?

Title: Re: .....Aircooled VW, now with pix! (2)10DB
Post by tedzbug on 07/31/06 at 13:51:18

I still need to tune..... right now one is right behind the hald moon, the other covers it by 1/2".  Sounds WOW! i dunno how to tune properly.........


My plan right now is to cover it with rustoleum hammertone silver paint,  I am going to rubber mount isolate it from the floor of the car and put the amp underneath i think.

I am planning on a cargo area in front of the box where the seats used to be, so i might mount it concealed in there too.    and for effect i want to put a couple green LED's inside the lid of the box that pulse with the sub.

I need to sound deaded the back of the car first and foremost tho.

Title: Re: .....Aircooled VW, now with pix! (2)10DB
Post by 60ndown on 07/31/06 at 14:45:46

any construction pics?

Title: Re: .....Aircooled VW, now with pix! (2)10DB
Post by tedzbug on 07/31/06 at 19:34:29

um, not really........i didnt want to step on any toes by puttin too much detail up.......  It is basically 2 10" deathboxes back to back with the removable end being the halfmoon end


to clamp the main box together we used 7 clamps tho........

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