Thanks, reviewing it now. Gotta think about it. I have done it in the past without much thought but the amps I have are old school and I don't want to stress them any more than I have to. The box is only a single 12" and won't run it for SPL, just SQ. I like a balance tone so it won't be run hard. But again, just thinking of the vibs effect on the amps. Even tho it won't be run hard, it's still almost constantly moving.
many people don't like doing it for the vibration and fatigue on the amps other people say it makes no difference i try not to do it when i can avoid it sometimes thats what people want sometimes they don't care
I dont see a difference in vibration. Mount it to some sheet metal, that will vibrate more than the MDF enclosure. I have never seen a problem arise form mounting them on the box. I wouldnt do it, but back in the day, thats how it was done alot. bass is gonna make everything vibrate and rattle, so I think its moot.
I've done it in the past, but have gotten away from it after damaging a couple of amps in the long run. Solder joints were loosened and a light tap would make it turn back on (just for confirmation). If you can build a rock solid box that doesn't transfer much vibration, I think you will be ok. Of course I would rule out anything rigged for SPL.
I also find amp racks or amps stealthily installed more cosmetically pleasing. Plus it makes it a lot easier if you want try different subs. Just plug, tune & play.....
Last edited by Bayboy; 04-04-2011 at 02:56 PM..
I've been doing this for years in friends vehicles that just wanted a quick cheap install. Never once had a problem as long as the box didn't move around ripping out wires. Most of the time just used velcro to keep it in place.