Nice, any build pics? Did you find it more challenging building an angled enclosure from scratch?
I used Bullseye 2 primer, dries quick and ready to sand in an hour or less, haven’t use any other primer though. It worked great for my last three sub boxes that I used latex on to match my furniture. I’m thinking of adding a third coat tomorrow to eliminate the chances of a seam popping through the latex, but two coats of primer is plenty to seal the surface when sanded well between coats. I thought about using my beige wall color paint I have on hand, but we’re planning on moving in a year, so a flat black latex box it is.
I agree about the screws, I also picked up some 3/4” brass screws as the 1/2” #4
(I think) the kit comes with for the crossover mount don’t instill much confidence for mounting vertical in the box.
Had I made my own baffle, it would have probably saved me a good chunk of time spent hand sanding to fit the angled flatpack properly, but with a lot of love they turned out pretty darn good I think and the point of buying all the flatpacks this time was also to save on the garage mess of MDF and its negative WAF.
The 3/4” roundover on the included baffle definitely has to be sanded down a lot and reshaped because of overhang, and can’t use a flush trim bit on the angled edge very well, so it made finishing much more time consuming than I initially estimated, but it fits well and I like the small recess that negated router and table saw time making my own, so it probably evens out on effort needed. Even with the extra finishing effort, these are still lightning quick to put together compared to a box from scratch.
I’m excited to finish up the paint tomorrow and get the wiring all soldered up and ready to connect for a free air test, might just use alligator clips to test them first.