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Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       05-06-2013, 4:12 PM Reply   
Hey guys I just dropped my boat off to get the stereo done. I'm trying to decide on an enclosure for the drivers side. I'd like to do a plexi front and have the inside mirrored. Or something cool like that. I'm open to doing a kick panel. I just don't want a plain looking wall at my feet. So David/ any of the acme or Chucktronics guys or any of you guys with subs at your drivers feet care to share pics of your enclosures it would be appreciated. I figured the guys at acme or earmark or Chucktronics would have pics of customer installs. Any help is wonderful! Thanks!
Old    Brad Morring (BradM07SS)      Join Date: Jul 2011       05-06-2013, 4:26 PM Reply   
http://youtu.be/c8p73xMIwoQ

This is a members on here looks nice!
Old    Michael Israel (izzy)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-06-2013, 5:41 PM Reply   
Here is how mine are done...
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Old    Jason Neves (jv210)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-06-2013, 5:49 PM Reply   
Here's mine, ported plexi front with a mirror back

Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-06-2013, 6:18 PM Reply   
Here is a picture of The mother of all "subs at drivers feet" l if 4 12w7's at you feet ain't doing it then I don't know what to say! LOL
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Old    Gunnar (cprfab)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-06-2013, 6:29 PM Reply   
Grant- if you're going to post Harold's boat at least give credit to the installer...

Here's a shot of mine from Chucktronics, sorry no plexi or mirrored bling, just pure hard hitting sound.
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Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-06-2013, 6:53 PM Reply   
Gunner: your right what was I thinking! I'm sutch a DICK!!!
Neptunes did Harrolds boat. Please forgive me.
Old    Gunnar (cprfab)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-06-2013, 6:55 PM Reply   
Lol, now that's funny right there
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-06-2013, 7:09 PM Reply   
Gunner what will be even funnier Is Ben trying to post a picture of "subs at a drivers feet " all while some how slipping in his company logo into the shot For some advertising!
Dammit There I go again. And Dave's not gonna post any pictures because we all know subs at the driver feet equal diminishing returns!
Old    Gunnar (cprfab)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-06-2013, 7:32 PM Reply   
Now Grant there's no reason to be jealous of Ben's creative use of advertising or David's extensive, over your head, vocabulary.
Old    Bryce Pool (bryce2320)      Join Date: May 2012       05-06-2013, 8:30 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by grant_west View Post
Here is a picture of The mother of all "subs at drivers feet" l if 4 12w7's at you feet ain't doing it then I don't know what to say! LOL
That pic makes me jealous I should have 2 13w7s in identical ported boxes by this weekend so I'm halfway to your level
Old    Ryan (Wakesounds)      Join Date: May 2011       05-06-2013, 8:57 PM Reply   
Has anyone tried different types of enclosures in that area and/or subs facing in different directions? When I built mine, I found that is sounded best firing towards the front if the boat instead of out/back like most. It seamed like it needs to reflect off something to create a decent sound in a sealed or ported box. It definately looks best firing towards the back but how have people got the best sound/bass?
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-06-2013, 9:11 PM Reply   
Here is a couple of mine. It's actually been changed slightly but you get the gist.
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Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       05-06-2013, 9:22 PM Reply   
Wow everyone's look amazing!! Plexi or not lets keep them coming!! Also if anyone has any ideas I'm open to those as well!
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-06-2013, 9:27 PM Reply   
You all have a lot if room!
Old    TJ (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       05-07-2013, 5:54 AM Reply   
Here's mine. No plexi, mirrors, fog machines or any of that other fancy stuff.





Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-07-2013, 6:47 AM Reply   
I had to make room. Trust me that thing is shoe horned in there. It's a MF'er to get out if I need to.
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-08-2013, 8:29 AM Reply   




Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2013, 8:36 AM Reply   
Does create better sound to point the sub towards the boat instead of out? Makes sense
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-08-2013, 11:05 AM Reply   
Question per Chris,
"Does create better sound to point the sub towards the boat instead of out? Makes sense."

It can make a small difference.
Direct radiating will have a little better midbass attack and transients. Side-firing will be more robust on the heavy bass. Slight differences with slight advantages and slight trade-offs.
If you want to use a plex front and put the woofer on display, side-firing certainly gives you a larger window.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2013, 11:12 AM Reply   
Hmmm installing mine tomorrow could easily put it sideways or backwards
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       05-08-2013, 11:36 AM Reply   
David, is there a number you could post or PM me to contact you? Thanks
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-08-2013, 11:54 AM Reply   
Sending PM.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    Pete (petrey10)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-08-2013, 12:00 PM Reply   
how the heck do you guys sit while driving? my legs go under my dash!!
Old    TJ (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       05-08-2013, 2:00 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Houstonshark View Post
I took up a fair amount of space under the helm for my enclosure but it really wasn't usable foot room anyway and I'm 6' 3". I don't drive the boat with my feet stretched out in front of me.

When I built the trim panel on mine, I did build it with the shelf just above the enclosure to use as a foot rest. It works really well towards the end of the day to be able to relax and prop my feet up while driving.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-08-2013, 2:32 PM Reply   






Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-08-2013, 3:50 PM Reply   
Pete,
In the two underdash plex sub enclosure pics that I posted, the enclosures and facade are elevated off the sole so that your feet slide under the enclosure for more leg room.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    Daniel (cowwboy)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-09-2013, 6:14 AM Reply   
Dave, the box with the two polk momo's. Is that mounted into the bottom of the hull? The box looks awesome, anymore pics of it?
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-09-2013, 8:39 AM Reply   
Daniel,
That particular enclosure is down-firing so the enclosure was elevated off the sole as much as was possible, but certainly limited. To be honest, it didn't sound as good as it could....but it was what the boat owner wanted as a show piece. Down-firing with inadequate elevation plus downfiring into a vented compartment. Two acoustical strikes against it. The entire floor certainly shook under your feet and it was very tactile but musically it left something to be desired.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    Daniel (cowwboy)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-09-2013, 11:04 AM Reply   
A show it is for sure!
Very very nice work.
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-09-2013, 3:44 PM Reply   
Thank you Daniel.
I whittled the whole thing out of a solid chunk of billet and a chunk of acrylic with my buck knife.
Old    Andy (michridr69)      Join Date: Dec 2008       05-10-2013, 10:14 AM Reply   
threadzzz for more pics!!
Old    Darren Gipson (Clamcakes)      Join Date: Jan 2012       05-10-2013, 1:35 PM Reply   
I went the hidden route...no worries on losing any legroom



Old    Phil (mmobius2001)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-12-2013, 11:52 AM Reply   
I just have a basic "truck box" i'm thinking of looking for new options to get even more leg room.

Old    Bryce Pool (bryce2320)      Join Date: May 2012       05-12-2013, 11:59 AM Reply   
My existing sub under the helm. Spec'd ported box stuffed in there. Adding a box to the walkway and it'll all b trimmed out and act as a huge bow cushion.


Nothing fancy tho.
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       04-22-2014, 1:38 PM Reply   
I figured I had started this thread and hadn't updated it. Here is what I went with.
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Old    Bwake (bwake)      Join Date: Sep 2009       04-22-2014, 8:26 PM Reply   
really like the designs here. i have just a normal box with a kick panel over the top.

are all the floors in these boats the same level? In the Sanger the floor is raised to the sides of the boat. Just wondering how you guys in a similar position get the mounting of the sub within the box bang on so its level??

I used blu tac and a level, building up the back and front with blu tac then making stands with ply, but its still not 100%. Any advice would be good......
Old    Case (HushPuff)      Join Date: Feb 2014       04-23-2014, 6:17 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clamcakes View Post
I went the hidden route...no worries on losing any legroom




Clamcakes can you send me an email about the particulars of that setup? I'm about to cut a hole in my foot/kick panel but all I've read is that it's not worthwhile due to the wire chase and the opening to the ski locker. case.hushen@gmail,com - Thanks
Old    D Dub (MantisTaboggin)      Join Date: Jun 2010       04-27-2014, 9:56 AM Reply   
Here is mine
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Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       05-05-2014, 6:34 AM Reply   
Just built my first custom sub box and trim panel. I could not go ported this time because of space. I designed a custom sealed box with a spacer ring to give me the mounting depth I needed for my sub. Air space is dead on by JL specs. I screwed and glued the box and sealed all the inside seams and thermal cup. I Coated the box with many coats of spray on bed liner and painted the spacer ring to match the boat. I put feet on the bottom to give space between the box and the floor of the boat and made a kick panel that slides over the ring so the box could be removed if needed. I was not sure how it would turn out but am super happy with the results. For a sealed box with a single JL 12W6V3D4 powered by a Arc KS 1000.1 it pounds
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