Designing an enclosure is not a simple thing. If you’re handy, and have the tools, you can get wood from your local home improvement store and go to town with our enclosure cut sheets. Here are some of the questions we get asked on a regular basis about building your own enclosure.
These are specifically designed and tuned for our woofers. They have the port area, internal area and port length needed to supply these large woofers with the air they demand and offer bracing to help stabilize the enclosure.
You can print off the sheet, take it to any home improvement store and have them cut the sheets for you.
You will need wood glue, a brad nailer or a drill and wood screws, clamps, a face mask, and some muscle. If you don’t have a brad nailer you could hand nail as well. We suggest #8 wood screw at least 2 1/4″ long.
If you don’t have clamps or a brad nailer, you can use ratchet straps or even masking tape to hole the pieces in place while the glue dries.
Squeeze a continuous bead of glue on all the edges that connect. Press them firmly together. Spread any squeeze out along the inside corners with your fingertip. This will help make sure the joint is air tight. Wipe away outside squeeze out once you have it clamped together. Screw the box together after clamping the glued edges.
It happens to the best of us. If you can remove it if not leave it and bend off the end that is sticking out and fill it with a wood glue and sawdust mix or epoxy.
Let the glue dry overnight. Assuming you have circular openings already cut, connect your wiring through those openings according to the appropriate wiring diagram. Next, you’re ready to place your woofers into your circle cutouts.
With the subwoofers in place, align the frame to your liking. Lastly, predrill screw holes and mount the woofer.
Choose the location you want the wire(s) to pass through. Drill a hole slightly larger than the thickness of the wire(s) — usually 5/16″ – 5/8″. Run the wires through and fill any open space with epoxy or silicone.
Note: You can cut an opening and install a plastic wire terminal cup. Since the terminals add resistance, we generally don’t recommend it (especially at higher power levels).
We have enclosure kits!
If you’re just looking for a tuned and tested glue and screw kit, we got you covered! Currently available in dual configuration for all sizes, these 13-ply birch kits have everything you need to get started.
We’ll be releasing single woofer box kits very soon, so let us know if you want to know more about those!