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Alright,

If you were to be in the market for a 'custom prefab' enclosure designed for your woofer(s), what features would you look for? Obviously a solid design should come first...but what else as far as the finishing touches?...

Kerfed port?
Dual-kerfed port?
Kerfed exterior corners of the enclosure?
45-ed corners?
Carpeting, bedlining, paint?
Dual-layered baffle?
Sub countersunk?
Terminal cup?
Terminal cup countersunk?
Options for sub and port(s) positioning for their application?

Or do you prefer a more basic approach to keep cost down?

I'm just looking for any and all things that people enjoy seeing in a quality enclosure build that they would pay their hard-earned money for.

Posting pictures of enclosures that you enjoy will also be helpful
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kerf ports are always good, as are 45s...other then that, i dont really care
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45s in the corner double baffle, carpet, and keeping it cheap. Kerfed ports, and all that just adds to the cost. I want a cheap box that lasts. Counter sunk face for the sub is easy and cheap too I guess. I think people around here change setups so much it would be a little silly spending a ton on things that don't really matter in the big picture.
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double baffle and 45's, to me, reassure quality and thought into the design as well as good bracing. also, flush mount and a good carpet job makes it so clean. that'd be enough to hook me.lol
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45s, flush mounts, nice port paint when needed, and accurate specs like you always do.
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What do I look for in a box? Usually a sub or two.

All kidding aside pretty much what everyone else has said...45s and recessed baffle. I don't really care much about finish (carpet, paint, etc.) but I know a lot of people do.
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I don't know what the big demand for 45's is. Lol.

Double, flush mount sub baffle would be a great indicator of a solid enclosure. As well as t-nuts or another similar reuseable sub mounts so that the screw holes don't get wore out. Especially the way I swap subs in and out.

I hate terminal cups. I just don't feel like they carry the power I use. Can you do studs? or something like that?

Box carpet looks ok when you first get it, but it always looks like ass after a while in the trunk. And paint gets scratched pretty easily. That durable vinyl covering is awesome though. But if that's a pita, time consuming or too expensive, Rhino lining is the way to go there. Perhaps have a few options for the customer?

If you really want to get trick, make interchangable port baffles for daily and SPL
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I don't know what the big demand for 45's is. Lol.

Double, flush mount sub baffle would be a great indicator of a solid enclosure. As well as t-nuts or another similar reuseable sub mounts so that the screw holes don't get wore out. Especially the way I swap subs in and out.

I hate terminal cups. I just don't feel like they carry the power I use. Can you do studs? or something like that?

Box carpet looks ok when you first get it, but it always looks like ass after a while in the trunk. And paint gets scratched pretty easily. That durable vinyl covering is awesome though. But if that's a pita, time consuming or too expensive, Rhino lining is the way to go there. Perhaps have a few options for the customer?

If you really want to get trick, make interchangable port baffles for daily and SPL
Terminal cups are GARBAGE. Unless you can do a huge push terminal or something like that I would prefer bolts/nuts. Very good point.
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might be a bit far off. But the idea of the box kits that company was doing seemed pretty awesome to me. Maybe a dry fit and pre tapped for screws even.

I agree completely that affordable is key. 100's and 100's into a box that hopefully was designed specifically for whatever current sub I have seems crazy to me, since any time I change set ups the box is almost always going to need to be swapped.

Just my 1/10th of $.02, since I'm a cheapass
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