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Down firing 10 center console pics

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Low76K5, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Low76K5

    Low76K5 Registered Member

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    A woodsmith buddy of mine just finished a center console sub enclosure for me. I wanted bass that I could feel with the top off. I also wanted stealthy. This is the design that gave me the .65 cubic feet my Alpine Type R 10 wanted and was low like my stock console. No console storage to speak of but I did gain cup holders. We originally had a top storage compartment but it just looked to clunky.

    Sounds good, doesn't boom outside vehicle but hits hard with Rock and gets plenty low with rap. Compares well to the two twelves in the truck of my Lumina. I would do it exactly the same if I did it over again.

    Now it's off to the upholsery shop for vinyl covering. I had originally bought undercoating and interior paint, but I have decided that would not be durable enough. With lap seat belt buckles the console paint would have lasted about 3 days.

    Sony Discman, soon an Ipod (didn't want to cut dash)
    Kenwood KDS-P100 Digital Sound Processor (Digital EQ)
    Alpine 2 channel Amp 50 x 2
    Phoenix Gold bridged 300 x 1
    Alpine Type R 6.5s in kick panels
    Alpine Type R 10" Sub

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  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice sir. IIWY I would paint it completely in fiberglass resin to keep the moisture out.
     
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    terrier72 1/2 ton status

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    I second the fiberglass idea. Looks great :D
     
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    AllamericanK5 1/2 ton status

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    How is that gona sound ??? It seems like it would add bass for sure but not sound great correct me if im wrong
     
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    It should sound fine.The square box isn't the best shape, but I have used them many times without any problems. I like a downfiring speaker.
     
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    hmm this is an idea ill remember when i get around to doin mine some time
     
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    Standing waves aren't really a problem in a subwoofer enclosure. I know what you mean, and generally its true you want an assymetrical box, but that's mainly for full-range systems (like home audio enclosures). If you are still concerned about it, you can simply mount the speaker off center and/or use polyfil.

    edit: Down-firing boxes should not cause any sound quality issues. If anything, they tend to sound better as the speaker is front-loaded (helps cone control slightly) and more subsonic material (vibrations) is transferred to the chassis.
     
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    here s mine. its for sale.

    i had the same idea but i went with a fiberglass one. and now i have to sell it cuz it wont work with my new seats.

    T

    looking to sell MAKE OFFER

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