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Into To Custom Fiberglass Speaker Boxes

Published on February 8, 2011 by Volvospeed

Most speaker boxes are either fiberglass mat, or MDF construction. MDF while easy to work with and achieve good results, lacks the custom touch. Fiberglass allows you more freedom to do what you want. In this guide we are are building a simple box to show the process of working with speaker rings and glass mat. Many of the same steps apply for a built in sub woofer box. Start by cutting out a MDF base for your new enclosure. If you are building a built in box, this does not apply to you. Once you have your base, you need to figure out how you want to aim your speaker. How you aim them depends on the type of speaker and personal preference. Once you know how you want to aim the speaker you can start cutting and gluing dowels to hold the speaker rings in the correct orientation. These dowels only need to be strong enough to hold the rings until your first resin application dries. Make your enclosure the correct size to meet the volume needs provided by the speaker manufacturer.

Crimping RG-6 Quad Shielded Cable

Published on February 7, 2011 by Volvospeed

So you finally went out and got that 1080p HDTV you always wanted. Realizing that you should be using RG-6 cable you ran out to Lowes and picked up a spool of quad-shielded coaxial cable and even spent the extra money for the Type F compression connectors. All of this to come home and realize that the consumer grade tool is almost impossible to use. Well before you give up and go back to 480 let me show you, step by step, how to terminate a RG6 with a few easy tips.

Intermediate Guide To Fiberglass Speaker Enclosures

Published on February 7, 2011 by Volvospeed

In this guide we will build on the skills and techniques you learned in the "Intro To Fiberglass Speaker box" DIY. This time we will be addressing the concerns that come up when mounting larger subs and amps. This box is built to house a RE Audio XXX18 D2 speaker. Because of the massive size of this speaker, we cannot simply build a floor mounted box like before. The 15" of mount depth will require the speaker and box to be recessed into the floor. In most vehicles the spare tire well makes a perfect candidate. As a word of caution, if you do remove your spare tire, you will want to carry a few cans of Fix-A-Flat in its place. Start by removing the carpet and tire from the trunk, as well as any miscellaneous liners that may be under the spare tire. If your tire well is completely smooth you can skip the next step and go directly to mold release.

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