Just orientated myself in the introduction - now straight to business.
I want to make a stealth shelf for a pair of 6x9s AND enclose it. I want to do this for two reasons; to protect the speakers, and also for cosmetic reasons. And thirdly (did I say two?) it will add strength to what is quite a large parcel shelf. I would carpet it over like a sub box, so when you open the trunk you just see gray carpet. I'd fit some jacks (is this what they are called in ICE terminology?) so that it can be quickly unplugged and removed.
It would be something along the lines of this picture, but then with an enclosure to hide it all. I want stealth from below too!
My questions are as follows?
- Good idea, yes/no?
- What type of wood and thickness should I use for the construction (not necessarily the same material that I might use for a sub enclosure - I've read about that)? It does not have to be super-light, but I have no desire to double wall it with 3/4 Ply if it doesnt need it.
- Any special requirements regarding airflow for either sound quality or heat? Is it better totally sealed, vented a bit, or vented a lot.
- How much room should I allow below the speaker?
- Much advantage to putting some sound deadening anywhere on this? Over the entire shelf, or within the speaker compartments. I have a large parcel shelf covering a large trunk that is usually quite empty and I'm sure it adds to the noise levels in the cabin. I will probably sound proof the trunk a little, but it might make more sense to soundproof what stands between the cabin and the trunk, since my luggage wont appreciate a quieter trunk.
Thinks thats about it, tell me about anything I've forgot. Cheers for all your help.