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Plywood or Particleboard?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Derf00, Dec 3, 2000.

  1. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    I have removed the rear side panels and plan on building new ones, covering with carpet, and installing 6x9's and 10" sub. Other than price, is there any difference between plywood or particleboard?
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    IMHO the particleboard will make it sound better just put a sealant on it to keep the moister off it

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    Agreed..........I used particle board, it is easier to work with too, as you will probably have to use a router to modify the area back by the latches to fit right.......especially if you are putting 10" subs in the board, which means you will probably need decent thickness board. Used 5.8" myself. Pics on my site.........

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    Use MDF, best thing to use for sub boxes. It is denser than the other two.
     
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    I install stereos 40 hours a week, and the only thing I use is MDF, medium density fiberboard. Its stronger and way more water resistant than regular old particle board and its about the same price.

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    I'm in the middle of building a pair of boxes for my subs. I'm using 3/4" MDF. I didn't even know it existed before checking this forum. It's a great material. Even easier than particle board for working, but much better.

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    Which one would be better suited towards bolting my Hi-Lift jack and 4-Way etc to. I am going to coat the entire thing in Herculiner to seal it.

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    I purchased 3/4" MDF. It is damn heavy and a very good material. I wouldn't hesitate to bolt a jack or anythingelse to it. I plan on sealing it prior to the carpet and speaker installation.
     

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