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Old 10th March 2004, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default How to mount a driver in a subwoofer

Hi,

How do you mount a driver in a subwoofer enclosure? I want to be able to open the box after it is done, so I have two alternatives: to mount the driver with screws that I can get off latter or I mount one side/back pannel only with silicone and screws (no glue). Do you use screws for wood for mounting the driver or screwnuts to do the job?
And do you put some silicone between the driver frame and the box?

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Old 10th March 2004, 11:31 AM   #2
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Do you use screws for wood for mounting the driver or screwnuts to do the job?
Neiter !!!!!
T-nuts are the means of choice !

An example:

http://www.stafast.com/products/utnut.html

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Old 10th March 2004, 12:27 PM   #3
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I like K-nuts: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...7122#post97122
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Old 10th March 2004, 09:52 PM   #4
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For gasket material you could use weather-stripping like what is commonly used for doors and windows.
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Old 11th March 2004, 01:32 AM   #5
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My sub has a rubber gasket so I'm not worried about a tight seal.

I'm thinking of using T-nuts to secure the driver, but how can I make it so that the driver flange holes all line up perfectly with the T-nut holes?
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Old 11th March 2004, 02:21 AM   #6
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Cut the woofer hole, drop the woofer in, mark at the centers of the mounting holes, remove woofer, center punch, drill small hole, drill again for the T nut body.
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What if I mess up? :O
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Old 11th March 2004, 02:43 AM   #8
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Geez Bill,

Woodworking 101

I wonder if he was asking about perfect alignment techniques?

I'd like to know if anyone has a good way of doing this because I've never had an easy time at it.

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Old 11th March 2004, 03:20 AM   #9
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I must be missing something here. I don't understand the responses to my response.
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Old 11th March 2004, 03:55 AM   #10
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Hi Bill,

Just to say that it never seems to come out just right like, perhaps just my woodworking skills, that's all.

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