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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Wendell, Oct 6, 2002.
what's wrong with particle board?
Particle board is not rigid enough for a subwoofer. It will flex under pressure and add "coloration" to the sound of the sub. Also, it's even more brittle than MDF. So in the words of Nancy Regan, "Just say NO!"
I used high density particle board for my 10" sub. I was told i should double the walls to make up for it not being mdf, so I did. I'm no audiophile, but it sounds good to me.
you can us particle board at least 3/4 high grade there is some crappy stuff out there the good stuff will have a yellow tint to it and will have dence fibers but it is hard to shape and burns saw blades up, I would use MDF if you can fine it, it is only like $14.00 a sheet at home depot.
also do some good bracing helps alot..
I think JBL uses particle board in some of their older speakers. I remember from when I looked at the inside, it wasn't a low grade particle board but it certainly didn't look like MDF.