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Thats a sweet looking box. What thickness is the wood? I know you want dense wood and all but i would think oak would be a it too much. Second how much does that thing way. I know how much my jl´s ina band pass weigh, i can´t imagine how much that box would weigh though. How long did it take you to do that cause it really does look pretty profesional. Nice job on it!!
 

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LOOKS GOOD, UNIQUE!!! If you think it may weigh to much but like the look, you could strip your box of carpet or build a box then cover it with lenolium, (dunno if I spelled it right but I´m sure you know what I mean, floor stuff)

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Uhmm is 3/4 inch oak...took about a week to make.. its.. enclosed and sealed´ (one chamber per sub)
Only took a two days to cut and stick the box together.. the wood staining took the longest .. drying and appling coats followed by a clear coat…. I'll have to take a picture of it in the car.. looks really nice.. …. I gonna say it weight about 150 lbs..
Nice thing is the handles.. I can take it out and bring it inside for parties
 

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150 lbs.!!!!!! Holy S**t batman!!!!! I know mine might way about 60 lbs and i hate taking it out of my car. I can´t imagine taking that out to much for partys and that. Has to really lower the back a bit too huh? Just out of curiosity where did you get the wood for it and abot how much did it cost to make? I ahve been trying to find somthing new to do with my stereo for a bit and maybe I might like to try that.
 

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The box alone cost... about $400, Wood, Trim, Stain, I got from home depot. Handles I got from.. an audio shop.


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I think my VT boxes weigh close to two hundred + together.
Their heavy, but sound damn good!
 

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man thats s*** loads of mony. those speakers and madd expensive and u got a 400 dollar boz geeez i got 20 dolla box thas broke ass and a 100 audiobahn 12 and im happy thats enuff to rattl my rust off my god thats so much mony where do u work
i freekin cut lawns like everyday for 4 hrs and can barely afford insurance on my car let alone a 700 dolla subwoofers
geez
looks excelent tho, bet it hits
 

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yea i´m all about the cheap - ´make-yourself´ sound system! i made my box with $10 of mdf wood, 12" ultimate sub and 250W alpine amp for $90 and $150 respectively, replaced front stock 6" with kenwoods for $60, and 5x7 2 way rockford´s in the back for $120. another $15 for power cord n stuff and sounds amazing! not competition quality, but you can hear it from far away
 

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I went with Phoenix Gold for the interior. Sounds really nice…
I was thinking of replacing the 5.25 with MD Quarts, they go for about $400 Canadian for 2.

It all comes down to what you listen to, and how much money you´d like to invest. Also how you'd like it to sound


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I bought them from my local audio shop...actually I bought them in Greenwood, MS since I like dealing with them better than the shop in G´ville. They are Virtual Technologie boxes and you can buy them still. I don´t know about getting them built like mine b/c these were factory finished. The ones they have now are in sections that you have to put together and paint/cover. I like my style boxes better since they are cover even in a baked, black, textured finish. They are pretty big, I have to keep my back seat down when both are in there, but they are loud as hell.
 

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MB Quartz are the way to go. They are worth the money. I got pioneerin the doors and decks and pioneer 6 x8´s in my explorer doors. And I am pleased with them, I have never had a problem with anything pioneer and have always been pleased with the sound.
Now rascal are those 12´s you got there? I was wondering what you needed such a large box for. And did you stuff it with anything?
 

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Yep, those are 12´s!! Time two!! LOL I didn´t stuff them with anything...they are opened all the way as far as when they were put together. The port is pretty big, and I´m sure the boxes are not real to spec. for those 12´s but those damn things are loud..thats for sure..
. I´m sure if I tweeked on the boxes some to tune them just right...they would hit a little bit more above 146.6 dB.
 
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