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Old 03-13-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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well i got the sub box made. we went to home depot and got some 3/4 MDF well i didnt know i had to buy the full sheet i wanted only half, well we got the whole sheet and cut it in half just to fit in the buick. i decied that i might as well make a sub box for 2 subwoofer so i didnt have ALOT of extra wood. well it was our first time build a box i dont think it truned out half bad for a first timer. it took longter then what we thought it would take but its extra strong and it sealed tight. im only gonna half 1 sub untill i can get some money to buy another sub and amp. so only my 1 jbl will be used. so what do u guy think about the box?

ill post pic of the sub mounted when the sealent cures and i find some screws to hold the sub in. does anyone know the break in time for a jbl? i looked online and in the paper work that came with the sub.
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I'd recommend not going crazy with it for about a month or so of normal use. ONe sub in there is fine, it looks good, i don't see anything wrong with it physically or design wise .

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box looks good but needs some carpet. i would run your sub at a lower than medium rate on the first day then you can turn it up gradually day by day reach bout half at a week the after a month you are pretty much good for anything. good luck.
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month thats gonnabe hard but if i have to i guess ill try.
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Looking good there, don't forget to wrap it in carpet too.

The break in time for my JL Audio 10W7'* is 40 hours of use. Not sure on the JBL'* but gives you a better idea.
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I would imagine it would be about 20 hours if not less. The suspension on ur jbls isnt as stiff as taylor'* subs
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You're not breaking in the suspension. You're trying to get some nice wear on the voice coil, and surrounds, so the move like they should, instead of the factory fresh.
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it shouldnt take too long lets just leave it at that
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Very nice job on the box. I wish I had the skills to even make something like that!
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Looks like you have some good woodworking skills going on there. I think the cats like it too.
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