So I am debating building my own boxes for the sub in my car. The goal is to build 2 boxes that will be side by side that are front firing, and front ported (below the sub). I am looking for 2 boxes so that they can be somewhat modular so I can use at least one side of the trunk in my Jetta if needed for storage. The subs I am using will be 2 Treo TE 10.44 4ohm DVC?s (spec?s here). I own one already so I can easily just purchase another. They will be powered by a Sundown 1200D (spec's here) which can provide 1200 watts x1 @ 1 ohm so I am good with power.
The plan is to bi-wire the 2 boxes at the amp so I am providing that 1 ohm load to give each sub ~600 watts. Since the max wattage for each sub is listed at 500 watts I would have to keep the gain down a little bit, but not much. Both boxes will sit side by side with a little bit of a gap inbetween (I envision but am not 100%)
I am hoping to figure out a way that will allow me to disconnect 1 sub easily & quickly so I can move the box to sit in front of the first one in a quick pinch or remove it entirely. I am going to leave myself enough wire so that I can sit them in front of each other while still able to play both. I was figuring on using bananna plugs on the sub box end just to make life easy for disconnection purposes. Am open to other wiring suggestions.
I am looking to know a couple things, and maybe get a couple tips.
1. Whats the average lowest hz frequency most music has. I figured I would tune the box (since I am going ported) to a little bit below that frequency.
2. What thickness of MDF/Plywood should I use? I plan to use screws in addition to a bunch of wood glue and then silicone the seams. Then cover the entire outside of box with rhinoliner (like the brand Pro-Box does) and possibly the port.
3. What programs do you guys use to help you build/spec them out with?
4. Anything else I haven?t covered yet lol?.
P.S. My uncles are carpenters so more than likely I would have them build the boxes for me and then I would pick them up and spray them myself.