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Old 03-12-2007, 01:14 AM
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Cool Custom Subwoofer Enclosure and Amp Installed

Subwoofer selected:

Pioneer TS-SW2541D 10" shallow mount which only requires 0.35 ~ 0.7 cu ft. of air space! This enclosure is about 0.45 cu ft so its within spec.



Amplifier selected:

MTX TC-3001. This amp was just the right size to fit in the equipment compartment. It also has speaker level inputs, smart engage and a remote bass level controller.



About fabricating the enclosure:

A cardboard 3D template was created and adjusted it to make the best use of the area available. Once the shape was determined, fabricating the actual enclosure was fairly easy. 3/4" MDF was used, glued and screwed.




Testing the enclosure outside the X5 at loud volumes: There was no buzzing or rattling. Solid, like a rock! When mounted in the compartment, there is very minimal buzzing of the surrounding vehicle assemblies. The shape of the enclosure allows you take advantage of the OEM mounting points with simple brackets.

Specific wiring instructions: Read How to add a sub amp to your factory audio.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:23 AM
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:10 AM
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how do you calculate the volume of odd shaped enclosures? I'm emulating the JL audio stealthbox in shape and size. I planned to use the same speaker that they do. The only differences would be the thickness of my enclosure..... in some places its 3/8th inch mdf and in some places its about 1/4th inch reinforced fiberglass.....
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:15 AM
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I used some simple calculations to get the approximate cu. ft.

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looks good...

What was the total cost?
Total install time?
How does it sound?

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Old 03-12-2007, 08:59 PM
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Cost / Time

MTX Amp about $150 w/ shipping
Pioneer shallow sub about $110 w/ shipping
2 sheets (2x4 ft) 3/4" MDF at Home Depot about $15
Quality wire for amp power, ground and speaker about $25
Glue, screw, brackets, zip ties etc less than $15

Total Cost: $315

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Old 03-12-2007, 11:00 PM
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do you have any pics of the enclosure out of the vehicle?
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:21 PM
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do you have any pics of the enclosure out of the vehicle?
Not too pretty! ...but vibration free, air tight and mounts at the OEM positions.

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Old 03-12-2007, 11:30 PM
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Nice job
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:20 AM
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Alpac you are the MASTER! Thanks to you I could easily pull this install off.
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