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Old 09-27-2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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BSW Style Dual 10" Sub Box

I think I'm going to try and build a box similar to the original BSW dual 10" box..has anybody tried this? Anybody care to post the dimensions of their BSW box? (nothing against BSW their products seem high in quality but I'm looking for a project)
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of doing that exact project. Except that the box has to fit the woofer. I've got a 10" infinity kappa; the spec sheet says I need a 1.5cu ft for a ported box. So it can fit above the rear strut towers, with my sedan dimensions, the box would have to be 41"w*6"t*16"d using 3/4" MDF.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:08 PM   #3
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I haven't picked the woofers yet though am planning on doing some research on a set of 10" shallow mount drivers/woofers in a sealed two chamber box.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:58 PM   #4
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Yah, like i said, you really need to make sure the box fits the woofer. I tried putting my woofer into a .70 cu ft q-logic box and sounded like total ass.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:11 PM   #5
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I've been in the market to replace the sound system in the M3. I researched the JL Audio 13 Shallow Sub, Alpine 10" & 12" Shallow Subs and the Rockford Fosgate 10" & 12" Shallow Subs.

From my reviews and speaking to a few different people the Rockford Fosgate ones are going to be the best pick. The price is unbeatable (compared to Alpine and JL) and the RMS on them are good as well.

I'm also looking to have a custom box made (like the BSW) in the bolted in the trunk. When I get these 2 12" Rockford Fosgates installed I'll post some pics for you all to see how it fits in the car and provide dimensions too at this link: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...923&highlight=


Example of what I'm looking to do: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...2#ht_722wt_911
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:57 PM   #6
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I'm finishing up the dimensions of the sub box..but can't decide if I want to use 1/2" or 3/4" MDF!

primarily I want to use 1/2" to cut down on weight and to maximize the volume of the box..also, I am going to use shallow mount subs which I'm assuming won't put out as much SPL as full depth subs meaning it won't flex the MDF as much..this is all an assumption on my part.

Anybody have any experience or knowledge on this?
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:05 PM   #7
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Enjoy the project

I am sure someone has the enclosures on here.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:40 AM   #8
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One jl 13tw5 would be my choice. Not really a jl fan boy but they win the shallow sub category no doubt. On the 1/2" vs. 3/4" Mdf, consider using 1/2" cabinet grade plywood with well placed bracing accompanied by a internal coat of fiberglass resin to seal it completely. Plywood is far more ridgid. Also adding polyfill inside enclosure will help increase the effective internal volume.

Id still prob go with 3/4 mdf for this given the very slight difference in volume it will make.
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I'm finishing up the dimensions of the sub box..but can't decide if I want to use 1/2" or 3/4" MDF!

primarily I want to use 1/2" to cut down on weight and to maximize the volume of the box..also, I am going to use shallow mount subs which I'm assuming won't put out as much SPL as full depth subs meaning it won't flex the MDF as much..this is all an assumption on my part.

Anybody have any experience or knowledge on this?
Use 5/8" MDF. Works perfect and no issues. Seal the edges and brace the corners and you will be fine. Be sure to mount the woofer with "t-nuts" not wood screws and enjoy the boom!
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