Well, one of my UXL-18s arrived today. As this is my first sub, I was awestruck by how heavy and well-built this thing is. I was eagerly anticipating coming home from kids activities tonight to mount it in one of my enclosures. However, my enthusiasm has now been overtaken by major disappointment. Using zip-ties, I tried to lower the sub into the enclosure, only to find that it is too wide for my cutout! I have my own notes and emails from two members on this forum who confirmed that the outside diameter was listed as 46.2cm, as of the first week of February. But sometime between then and now, the outside diameter was changed to 46.9cm. If I take the outer rubber gasket off, it just fits in there, but I don't like the look without the rubber gasket. It may not seem like much, but shaving off 0.7cm and keeping it perfectly round is going to be nearly impossible since I don't have any precision tools. Keep in mind, this is a double front baffle that has already been permanently attached and finished. And I have to do it for both enclosures. I built my enclosure based on specs listed on the website. To have them changed without any warning or notification is disappointing. I'm sure I will eventually get over this disappointment, but not tonight.
Does anyone have any suggestions on options to shave the outer baffle down, while maintaining a perfect circular shape?