Anyone else have a set of these? I recently bought some of the JDM bass tubes for my CRX. I sold my subwoofers so I could have extra room in the back for moving back and forth between school, work, and home. Here's a link to them:
Obviously I'm going to want to compensate for the bass a little. What kind of speakers should I be looking at to put in them? I only have a 4 speaker setup currently (some outdated polks in the doors) and the same in the rears. I'm looking at getting a nice component set for the front. No idea what I should go w/ in the bass tubes though.
Secondly, I'm looking at getting a mold made and selling a couple sets if anyone is interested. Trying to save others the cost of what I paid (225$!! O_O!). Not out to make mad dough or anything, just figured I could help some people out. Any ideas on who I would contact to make such a product?
ive thought about getting a set but a small 10 and some decent speakers have done well enough for me. Ive also found the deck is more important than i had thought before. My new pioneer premier deck blows my fosgate outta the water.
For me, nothing beats a custom install with real subs. You just can't get real bass out of a 5.25. And I prefer not to have any "rear fill" unless you have a really nice DSP to send the right delay to the rear. Just my opinion.
Purple: So am i to assume by that response, you were the winning bidder? Well, regardless of if i can get someone to make copies, i like em! lol...
Now, heres the problem with copies. Those look like injection molded items, and if that is the case, be prepared for a mold of that to cost you in the neighborhood of $5-10,000 to make... then you have a minimum run that you'll have to do, and that won't be cheap to do wither (but you'll have thousands of them to sell... lol).
The key is if there is enough market to sustain such an investment. My money is on "no"...
It could also be done in fiberglass, hand-laid. The production-mold for that would likely be in the $1000 range to have made, and the parts would cost more per piece than injection molding, but your runs can be lower, and overall cost to do would be less than the injection pieces for such a small run.
Now If you are willing to donate them to the cause, i'd like to show them to my fiberglass production guy, and see what it would cost to do a production run of them in 'glass. But, if no one likes the 'glass idea (i.e. not sure how 'glass would affect the acoustics), then it probably wouldnt be worth doing. But if you're willing to send them my way for evaluation, i'll see what i can do about producing them.
I actually work w/ injection molding so I know it would be WAYYY too expensive to get done. A mold that size will run upwards of 50,000$. A buddy here at work works w/ carbon fiber and fiberglass and he is going to see what he can do. After that we'll see if I can't get them down to you for inspection. Subwoofer enclosers are typically fiberglass, so I don't see why having a miniature fiberglass encloser would be detrimental to the acoustics. Guess there is only one way to find out! And yes, I was the winning bidder.
Cool... either way... ya, i missed a '0' in that injection molding estimate.. haha! However, you could probably get it done cheaper than anyone if you work in the industry, ya?... heh.
Yea, see what your buddy can do... but if you want em done fo real, lemme know and i'll give them to my guy to look at. His company does moldings and fiberglass work for Disney, and can make a mold for these things that'd be awesome. Also, the layup would be second to none, i'm sure. But anyhoo, lemme know!