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Posted Monday on FB but for those of you don't do the facebook thing, here's the writeup on an auto sub I did with my son, Sean. He wanted to swap out the 15” Kicker L7 in the trunk of his Jetta GLI and go for something more SQ. So CSS SDX12s to the rescue. Modeled a pair sealed and ported and opted for ported for the extra output. Ended up with 3.6 ft^3 tuned to 29hz. A great feature of these subs is that they dig ridiculously deep in small cabinets. Thanks to Mike Contreras @d1pp1n for his help and his awesome CNC. These subs are absolute beasts - total overkill for a car IMO but my son has finally satisfied his appetite for the kind of bass he was searching for. I can’t really argue with that.
Had time to audition the install just yesterday (March 13) and I echo my son's sentiment. Neither of us have heard such insane bass in a car. Hindsight being 20/20 of course, there is absolutely no need for TWO of these in a car, much less in a car and ported. Don't get me wrong, it sounds fantastic. Sean has reached bass nirvana and his search for the "correct bass" is finally over.
Personally I can't help but think how these subs would perform in my HT. Once the bank account allows, I WILL be going there. Enough of my senseless babbling and on to the pics.
After @D1PP1N plugged in the data for the baffle cuts, his CNC took exactly 9 min to bang out a double thick front baffle with recessed cutouts for twin SDX12s as well as the slot port exit. He did each 3/4 panel separate and of course they lined up perfectly. Gotta love CNC machines. This was my first experience with the process and I can see why CNCs are so alluring. Note to self: Get a proper garage heater. Mike's garage was 70F inside while it was 30F outside.