I finished the project a while ago, but I totally forgot about the pics. First off, this totally exceeded our expectations. We had a little trouble with one of the ports, we messed up one of the parts-express flares, and attempted to bend one our selves, many times... we took the best result, which had slightly cave in just before the flare. When running a test tone below 18 hz, you can hear the port noise from the messed up port. We decided to leave it as is, because as hard as we have tried, you can't hear it during a really low frequency movie scene, and you definitely don't hear it during music.
We came from a htib to this setup, the clarity and lack of distortion is amazing to us at high volume, even though we are aware we are using entry level polk audio, yamaha, and sony equipment. You can feel the dayton subwoofer shake the floor in scenes with below 25hz bass, and our only sound complaint is the noise that comes from the house and windows
Didn't start taking pics until we were half done. We didn't use clamps, just a step bit for the screws and liquid nails. Then bondo to fix up the seams and cover in the screw holes.
My gf and partner in construction sitting in the box, doesn't she look happy?
Here it is with both of the parts-express ports. I messed up the right port. I had used a dremmel on the inside of the pvc pipe to make it thin enough to match the flares, then attached them with pvc glue. On the second time around I was rushing a little and dug a little too deep, so the glue would make a good hold. I wish part-express sold elbows, or I would have laid down the $50 for their overpriced tubing.
And the finished project.
Thanks everyone for making our first diy project possible, our next speaker project is for the jeep. Once that's done, we'll have to find another reason to build, I think we might have the itch...