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Fiberglass subwoofer enclosures are finally here!

After a long delay, we are ready to start taking orders on fiberglass enclosures. These are built solid as a rock out of thick fiberglass by hand here in the USA. Nope, this isn't some Chinese crap. This is quality American craftsmanship, with great attention to detail, precision routing, and pride in workmanship.

Specifications:
Internal Volume: ~0.7 cubic feet
Maximum mounting depth: 6-3/4"
Subwoofer diameter: 8"-12"

NOTE: THIS DOES NOT FIT IN THE CRUZE DIESEL.

Each enclosure can be routed to the specifications of your subwoofer's cutout diameter.

Enclosures come in two finishes; either carpeted to match the trunk of your Cruze as shown in this 10" enclosure:
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Or painted as shown in this 12" enclosure:



Pricing:
Carpeted: $225 + $30 shipping
Painted: $375 + $30 shipping

How do I place an order?
Send me a private message with the following information:
1. Subwoofer you intend to use
2. Carpeted or painted
3. E-mail address and phone number
4. Mailing address

Disclaimer:
Be advised, not all subwoofers sound good in 0.7 cubic feet of internal space regardless of what the manufacturers may claim. I'd be more than happy to model any subwoofer you'd like in this airspace to give you an idea of whether or not it will sound good free of charge. I can also recommend specific subwoofers if you don't already have one in mind. If you want to buy an enclosure with a sub already loaded, we can get brands like Rockford Fosgate, Kicker, Pioneer and others at wholesale prices. Just let me know and I can give you some options.

Refer to the first post in the following thread for any available deals on subwoofers:
http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/36-audio-electronics/12140-xtremerevolution-co-mobile-audio-parts.html

Please note that pricing can change at any time.
 

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Andrei... that looks very nice.

Can i ask what kind of 12' SQ subs would fit the enclosure in terms of mounting depth and sounding good... ID, TC, Morel etc.?

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I do like that you have chosen to use the term We are ready !
Good Luck to you Both . Sir.
 

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Very nice!
 

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Andrei... that looks very nice.

Can i ask what kind of 12' SQ subs would fit the enclosure in terms of mounting depth and sounding good... ID, TC, Morel etc.?

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You'll be looking for a low Qts in the T/S parameters. Very low in fact. In 0.7 cubic feet, I'm talking down to low 0.3x range, and into the the 0.2x range. This will require high motor strength and low moving mass as well as a light suspension.

Expect to spend a pretty penny and compromise some bottom end extension with a 12". Fiberglass fill may be required. The IDQ12 V3 would work here, but just barely. The IDQ12 V2 would be better. The IDQ10 V2 (not the V3) would be perfect. I happen to have one for sale.

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Looks like IDQ would be the good and cheap solution, especially with the V2.

I saw the IDQ V2 specs with just one sub the output would be much lower than what i have now... is there any other SQ subs in market above 500 RMS which would work in that space or something like 2 enclosure left and right would be a option?

The IDQ10's which i have now is awesome but i miss the trunk space and with the family expanding i might jump on this soon.
 

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Looks like IDQ would be the good and cheap solution, especially with the V2.

I saw the IDQ V2 specs with just one sub the output would be much lower than what i have now... is there any other SQ subs in market above 500 RMS which would work in that space or something like 2 enclosure left and right would be a option?

The IDQ10's which i have now is awesome but i miss the trunk space and with the family expanding i might jump on this soon.
It's Hoffman's iron law. If you want bass,

Efficiency
Size
Extension

You're looking at going from 2.2 cubic feet and 798 square cm of cone area to 0.7 cubic feet and 480-560 square cm of cone area with a 12" and 330-39 square cm of cone area with a 10". Naturally, you're going to sacrifice output.

This enclosure only works on the driver's side.

The TC sounds Epic 10 may also work very well here. I'll have to model it to know for sure. The IDMax10 would work as well if the mounting depth clears. I'd have to check on that. If it would fit, it would be by far the best option for highest output in smallest amount of space.

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Andrei... thanks for the parameters... i pretty much get the idea of how sub works in terms of power output & enclosure size.

Just looking to see if there is any other sq subs in market with more power which is worth the time and money for the upgrade.
 

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Andrei, might I suggest a list of 4-5 suggestions for both a 12" and 10" sub added to the original post to give people an easy reference/shopping list?

Maybe do a two for each, one set for SPL subs[10 & 12], one set for SQ subs. Or am I correct for thinking that using an SPL sub in this enclosure would be beyond a waste of money?
 

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Andrei, might I suggest a list of 4-5 suggestions for both a 12" and 10" sub added to the original post to give people an easy reference/shopping list?

Maybe do a two for each, one set for SPL subs[10 & 12], one set for SQ subs. Or am I correct for thinking that using an SPL sub in this enclosure would be beyond a waste of money?
The IDMax10 is the only SPL sub I know of that would be remotely suitable for this enclosure. I'll see what I can come up with though.

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Do you have some 8" suggestions? Its been a while since I had a sub and the last one I had (and loved) was the Alpine Type R.
Depends on your budget and listening preferences. The range of 8" subs that would work is pretty large.

Andrei... To fit IDMax does the cu.ft increases or still at .7?

just found out it will work from .6. (http://www.pimpmysound.com/downloads/idmax10v3d2.pdf)

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The manufacturer says it will work in as little as 0.6 cubic feet but I personally would go as close to 0.9 as possible. I have that manual stored on my computer. The volume will remain at 0.7 cubic feet but it might go up a bit due to the larger mounting depth. Fiberglass fill will be added to make the box "sound" larger. You'll be happy with it.

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The manufacturer says it will work in as little as 0.6 cubic feet but I personally would go as close to 0.9 as possible. I have that manual stored on my computer. The volume will remain at 0.7 cubic feet but it might go up a bit due to the larger mounting depth. Fiberglass fill will be added to make the box "sound" larger. You'll be happy with it.

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Sounds good... Just wanted to make sure it will be more musical and not boomy.
 

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Sounds good... Just wanted to make sure it will be more musical and not boomy.
I wouldn't recommend something that would sound boomy.

As it is, the IDMax10 sounds a bit too thick in the low end in the Cruze trunk. I think 0.7 cubic feet with some fiberglass will sound very, very nice.
 

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JL10W3v3 would rock this enclosure but it's a pricey sub, $220-260ish price range.
They only need .625 cubic feet are 150-500 watts, sounds good at low and high wattage. Only single voice coil option of 2 & 4. Oh and under 6" mounting depth. I know JL's are not everyone's 1st choice but I'm sure these will make tons of noise in that little box. My two cents.

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