How to Build Your Own Car Subwoofer Enclosures How to Build Your Own Car Subwoofer Enclosures

What You'll Need
3/4 MDF
Wood screws
Silicone caulk
Speaker wire
Speaker terminals
Automotive carpet or wood veneer

Vented car subwoofer enclosures have one good benefit compared to the sealed ones. Vented enclosures strengthen the volume of your subwoofer, so for those who want to enhance the quality of your subwoofer, you can develop your sound equipment without any help from any professional technician. Below are some steps on how you can build your own subwoofer enclosure.

Step 1 – Make a Pattern

As guidelines for your enclosure, you may want to make a pattern for all six of your pieces prior to cutting the woods. Use butt joints at the side, and the rest will weaken the MDF. Do not forget to create a hole for your speaker boundary.

Step 2 – Put Them Together

Put together five of the corners, leaving the front of the subwoofer enclosure aside for now. To attach materials, use the silicone caulk instead of wood glue and hone pilot circles for the wood screws, spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Ensure you hone a pilot hole for the screw to hold the pieces flush.

Step 3 – Ensure the Durability

Once you have checked all five corners, put an additional bead of caulk into the inner side of the enclosure to ensure an airtight seal. Once you have secured that all the structure is durable, you can finish the subwoofer face. In order to complete this step, you must create a hole for the subwoofer. The best and simplest way to accomplish this step is to locate the center of the subwoofer with the use of a string and pencil method. In order to create a hole, you can use a jigsaw to cut out along your line.

Step 4 – Wire Connection

You can attach your last piece using the same process you performed for the other 5 pieces. Once the last piece is accomplished, you can start attaching your speaker wire followed by connecting both wires to both speakers and terminals. This step will finish your subwoofer enclosure. The next step is to finish the exterior.

Step 5 – Check the Sounds

The last step is to connect your creation to the power source. After doing this, you will be able to check the performance of your sound system.

Patience is a very important factor while performing this kind of task, but it is essential to consult professional and experienced people before engaging in this kind of task. 

The moment you have decided on what your enclosure is going to look like, the box can be shaped according to what you want. Even though the shape of the enclosure has some effects on the sounds, it is more the cubic volume than the shape that affects how you acquire the desired volume. As long as the volume of your enclosure is working properly, your equipment will not only sound good but look fantastic as well.

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