Hey, everybody! Today we're helping our buddy Wesley build a brand new ported subwoofer box! He's got a 2018 Camry that he wants to have EXTRA DEEP bass without all the annoying rattles of panel flex. The solution: A sealed off 15" trunk setup! We'll explain all the steps taken while building and tuning this big enclosure. Hopefully these helpful tips will give some 1st timers more confidence to make their own homemade sub boxes!
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Quick Box Specs:
4.5 Cubes NET
28hz Port Tuning
69sqin Port Area
Sub & Port Firing Forward
Estimated Bandwidth: 20hz to 60hz
Step 1: Clearing Out Space To Measure Sizes
Step 2: Removing Wires, Amplifier & Battery
Step 3: Measuring Available Trunk Area
Step 4: Designing Box to MAX DIMENSIONS
Step 5: Copying Plans to BASS BOX PRO Software
Step 6: Pulling Cut Lists Onto Computer
Step 7: Marking & Cutting Out Top & Bottom Piece
Step 8: Marking & Cutting Front & Back Pieces
Step 9: Glueing Plywood For Double Baffles
Step 10: Screwing Each Piece Together (Front & Back)
Step 11: Avoiding Hitting Screws w/ Drill
Step 12: Prepping Baffle For Final TRIM (Port)
Step 13: Marking & Cutting Two Side Pieces
Step 14: Explaining & Showing "Common Port Walls"
Step 15: Tracing 42" Internal Port Outline
Step 16: Making Port Width SAME SIZE with 45 Bend
Step 17: Double Checking Cubic Feet & Vent Tuning
Step 18: Creating PERFECT CIRCLES for Jigsaw Cuts
Step 19: Trimming Out Subwoofer Holes
Step 20: Attaching Triple Layer Baffle
Step 21: Attaching Quad Layer FLUSH MOUNT
Step 22: Testing Fitment w/ Rubber Gasket
Step 23: Time To Assemble Everything
Step 24: Adding Rounded Port End
Step 25: Fixing Split Wood Seam & Joint
Step 26: Joining Wedge & 45 Degree Port Bends
Step 27: Bracing The Inside w/ 2" Wooden Dowels
Step 28: Sealing Up The Seams & Edges w/ Silicone
Step 29: Filling Inner Cavity w/ Expanding Foam
Step 30: Plotting Inner Screw-Points
Step 31: Removing Excess Material From Lip
Step 32: Sanding The Sides & Face Smooth
Step 33: Mounting The Subwoofer
Step 34: Fitting The Enclosure Into The Boot
STEP 35: TESTING THE SOUND OF IT!!!
Tools & Supplies Used:
12 Ply Birch Plywood, Jigsaw w/ Course Blade, Table Saw w/ 10" Circular Blade, Drill, 4" Palm Sander, Plunge Router w/ Flush Trim Bit & Straight Cut, Exterior Deck Screws, Wood Glue & Silicone Caulk
Music By: Navie D, AudioBlocks & YouTube Musicwww.audioblocks.comitsnavied.bandcamp.com/
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looks like this woofer still has plenty of excursion left to break in and use. Once the power level and box volume are fine tuned, we'll be able to play this setup even closer to it's maximum limits! Bass songs - test tones, you name it - This install should be able to play ANYTHING once we're done tuning amp settings, adjusting internal cubes, and finding all the weak spots that vibrate in the car. For now, we ran the speaker wire through the port until we can add official terminal cups. So far these Level 6 15 inch subs are VERY IMPRESSIVE sounding. Good job DC Audio! She's slamming much deeper now too :) But why wouldn't it with over a 100 lbs subwoofer, right??? Just about the biggest size before the lower back starts breaking... Bottom line...Crazy hard hitting lows - Great bandwidth with nice and loud peak spl frequency around 40hz tp 45hz... Not sure on the loudest decibel score yet, but it's way deeper than we thought. Overall a huge success and a really fun way to connect with car audio friends :) THANKS FOR WATCHING THIS 15" VENTED BOX PROJECT!
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