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    i have got my hands on a pair of 6 by 9's , and my car is a holden gemini (1982) station wagon. i want to build a box (pair of boxes) to put them in. how big should they be? or is there a site that can give me informatiopn on how to build boxes for speakers?
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    I am not to sure about NZ but, in America 6x9 boxes are about $20 and therefore cheaper to buy than to build.

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    , ok i am completely broke. i mean completly. i am getting petrol from my dad who has a 500 liter tank on his farm and he cant use it. thats how broke i am. i can get free materials , and i have no job yet and i like doing stuff myself so it would be cheaper to build it , i just need to know how big it should be. like "a speaker box for a 6 by 9 should be about 3 liters" or some such advice
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    First of all, it's obvious that you're not familiar with building speaker boxes (cubic feet, not liters. . .unless you plan on using these things under water??). Anywayz, most 6x9's that I have seen do not advertise specs for optimal boxes that are built for them - most just say that the front of the speaker must be isolated from the back. If I were you and I wanted to make a box for the speakers, I'd just build two generic boxes, leave about 1 cu. ft. of space in each. The important thing is to make sure that the boxes are SEALED - run caulk on the inside for all the seams to seal it tight.

    Try this website: http://www.installer.com/tech/box.html
    or http://www.colomar.com/Shavano/construction.html

    Hope that helps,

    Oldschool

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    yup i have no experiance , but everyone i talk to describe sub boxes in liters so i figure that normal boxes are to. 1 cubic foot , thats like 33 cubic centimeters. thanks heaps for the advice , and the pointer to those websites

    (p.s. i though that 1 cubic centemeter is the same size as 1 milliliter of water....)
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    http://www.installer.com/tech/box.html

    this website is very informative , thanks
    i have learned that 20% more effort can mean 100% better sound. i was oriagnally going to build the basic of boxes , to protect my speakers (they will be just sitting on the floor) but looking at those sites i think maybe i should put in a bit more effort. thanks
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    yeah i dont mean to be a jerk to my fellow americans, but cubic feet and liters are the same thing...volume. thats why the metric system is the bomb. everything can be taken from 1 mL = 1 cm^3 = 1 g ... its all there...conversion couldnt be easier, and its all based on water...INGENIOUS!

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    if anyone is interested, i make stealth shelves for ALL makes of cars and custom orders are welcome too. as of yet, my web site isnt finished but will be soon, whereby people can design their shelves/boxes online.any questions you may have,post me a message.

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