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Copper - Posts: 630
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Location: Idaho, United States
Posted: March 24, 2008 at 11:34 AM / IP Logged  
What type and thickness of wood are you using?
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Joined: January 28, 2008
Location: Australia
Posted: March 27, 2008 at 8:52 PM / IP Logged  

i am using 18mm MDF

i think that converts to 0.7 inches according to google conversions...

do you think that is thick enough?

HU: Alpine DVA-9861E
SUB: Alpine SWX-1243D
MONO: Alpine PDX-1.1000
F+R AMP: Alpine PDX-4.150
CAP: Rockford Fosgate RFC2D
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Member spacespace
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Location: Indiana, United States
Posted: March 28, 2008 at 9:56 AM / IP Logged  
type x is a pretty heavy duty sub. Definitely needs some strong support to withstand the power. 3/4" MDF should do the trick just fine. But if you want the assurance of a sound structure you CAN upgrade to 1". However, bigger board bigger bill. Remember that...
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Posted: March 28, 2008 at 10:35 AM / IP Logged  
I've got an Adire Audio Tumult 15, which is heavier than the Type-X by a little over 10lbs, running 1000w RMS in a 5/8" MDF box with 3/4 front baffle to keep down on the weight as the box is ported 3.5cu ft and I drive a sporty car so I'm trying to keep the weight added minimal. It's just very, very well braced to keep strength and integrity. It also has a support ring around the magnet that is attached to the sides to take some of the strain away from the front of the enclosure. Works great and weighs less than smaller boxes I have made in the past with 3/4"
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