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Old 05-01-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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would bed lining my sub box affect how it sounds? I plan to bed line my tub and thought of doing this to prevent it from being damaged. Thoughts?

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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I would think that since bedliner seems to be rubber based it would actually improve the sound since it would act somewhat similar to dynamat or something of that sort. Definitely not going to hurt the sound quality at all.

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If your sub box is made of wood it will soak up a lot of spray liner
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meaning...?
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Doesn't effect sound but you will use a lot of liner. I covered mine with a harbor freight tarp n stapled it tight n smooth it sees a lot of rain m still in good shape. The one I sprayed was made of 3/4" MDF and after a couple coats I gave up as it just kept soaking in.
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would bed lining my sub box affect how it sounds? I plan to bed line my tub and thought of doing this to prevent it from being damaged. Thoughts?
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No...only acoustic fill will do that
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Doesn't effect sound but you will use a lot of liner. I covered mine with a harbor freight tarp n stapled it tight n smooth it sees a lot of rain m still in good shape. The one I sprayed was made of 3/4" MDF and after a couple coats I gave up as it just kept soaking in.
No need..build box to spec required for driver...fill with acoustic fill...thats the way
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #9
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1. I would hope it is made of MDF, not wood.

2. Bedlining it will be fine. My 15" kicker was bedlined and it sounded fine. It hastily done though so that's why it looks so beat up. Plus from all the camping trips and lacrosse gear banging up on it haha. I miss that jeep



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No...only acoustic fill will do that
No MDF soaks up a lot of spray liner
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No need..build box to spec required for driver...fill with acoustic fill...thats the way
If u build vox to spec u do not need acoustic fill. A box to spec will perform at perfection if also powered correctly .
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1. I would hope it is made of MDF, not wood.

2. Bedlining it will be fine. My 15" kicker was bedlined and it sounded fine. It hastily done though so that's why it looks so beat up. Plus from all the camping trips and lacrosse gear banging up on it haha. I miss that jeep
I have built several boxes from wood an fiberglass ( not just mdf) Wood can make a great box an look amazing depending on how you do it. Back in the early 90's when I MECP certified an I was working on crazy sound systems we did a lot of neat tricks that made things unbelievable. But MDF is the cheapest bang for your buck when it comes to a sub box
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #13
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Ha yea I know it's just the friends that I have that have made boxes out of wood sounded like absolute crap. Of course they didn't use fiberglass or seal them very well or anything. I'm just partial to mdf since I'm still in school and it is pretty cheap and works pretty well ha
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Ha yea I know it's just the friends that I have that have made boxes out of wood sounded like absolute crap. Of course they didn't use fiberglass or seal them very well or anything. I'm just partial to mdf since I'm still in school and it is pretty cheap and works pretty well ha
Def the best way to go
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:56 PM   #15
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I would think it would change the resonant frequency of the box itself, but not the sound of the sub.
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I have my fiberglass sub boxes that i build professionaly rhino lined! There is a sound differences they last alot longer! It pretty much water proof the box. To be honest the wood dosnt soak up the rhino line like you would think. It takes my guy maybe 30 min to spray a box.



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