Custom Fabrication is our Specialty
At Sweet Sounds we excel in custom fabrication techniques that truly personalize your audio system installation to your vehicle. We consider performance, serviceability and cosmetic integration so that whatever we custom fabricate, it’s better than the factory may have built. From the broad range of raw materials in stock to the well-outfitted facility at Sweet Sounds, there is almost nothing we can’t build with a high degree of expertise. We involve our clients in the complete process starting from the initial designs so that what we build for you is truly unique. Some of the examples are detailed here, but we can expertly create and fabricate just about anything.
Custom Subwoofer Enclosures
We are specialists in designing and fabricating custom subwoofer enclosures. Much more than just an MDF subwoofer box that houses one or more subwoofers, our custom subwoofer enclosures are created from advanced materials such as fiberglass, marine-grade wood products, automotive-grade plastics and other rugged composites. We also use steel for mounting provisions and polished aluminum for cosmetic accents. When we design a truly custom subwoofer enclosure, it’s both structurally superior and cosmetically integrated to deliver the highest level of performance and still look like it belongs in your vehicle. Many of our cosmetic considerations allow contoured enclosure designs to fit in places that conserve cargo spaces and retain access to the spare tire. We really consider the way you want to use your vehicle in every design approach.
Performance-wise, we have 25+ years in subwoofer enclosure design and construction, so we know how to leverage all of the performance in any given subwoofer and enclosure combination. We are experts in vented subwoofer enclosure design and tuning and have in-house demonstrations for our clients to easily learn the audible benefits and acoustic efficiencies that a vented enclosure provides over a sealed enclosure. Whatever your listening tastes, though, our ultimate goal with a custom fabricated subwoofer enclosure is to provide you an ethereal listening experience that is like no other you’ve ever heard.
Custom Speaker Mounts
The performance of a speaker in the vehicle is highly dependent upon its mounting integrity and location choice. At Sweet Sounds, we fabricate and install speaker mounting solutions to ensure the most rigid and weather-resistant surface on which your premium speakers can emanate that fantastic sound. Whether in a factory location or an acoustically ideal location where no speaker previously existed, we fabricate and machine all custom speaker mounts in-house using automotive-grade plastics and composites such as expanded PVC, high-temp ABS, fiberglass and more. We have the structural integrity underneath and the finish quality on top to appear well integrated to your vehicle. This approach ensures longevity and an integrated approach, very much like the factory would have engineered if they installed audiophile-grade loudspeakers. Even when the speaker is behind a factory panel, we take the time to create a mounting solution along with sound deadening materials to provide maximum speaker performance so the sound reaches your ears and isn’t wasted vibrating other panels and parts in the process.
Electronic Serviceability and Equipment Mounting
We fabricate custom electronic equipment mounts that range from small product-specific brackets to complete amp racks with structural integrity and serviceability in mind. Given the inherent vibration and movement of a vehicle, mounting electronics such as amplifiers, signal processors and even something as simple as subwoofer enclosures should be mounted with longevity, serviceability and – most importantly – safety in mind. You do not want any piece of equipment to be loose in the unfortunate event of an accident where it could become a projectile and potentially create injury. This is why our expert team of fabricators and installation technicians ensure that all of your equipment is mounted safely with the ease of service for diagnostics, tuning or repairs should the need ever arise.
Our custom fabrication capabilities are not limited to vehicles. We also employ a considerable amount of our fabrication expertise in marine applications where the environmental and performance requirements can be the most demanding. With the damp environment and a wide-ranging temperature requirement for optimum equipment performance, we ensure your marine audio and electronics installation is as rugged as any other part of your boat. Visit our Marine Audio page for more details on what we offer for boats and water-bound toys.
Visit Us for a Consultation
If you have specific needs that only a custom solution can address, we are excited to talk to you. Our extensive experience and creativity can help deliver a personalized solution to just about any installation-related details you can imagine. We have an excellent online gallery of past work we’ve done and we will be happy to show you our well-outfitted workshop and fabrication areas to demonstrate just how our capabilities can be tailored to fabricate something special for your vehicle’s installation. Call us at (507) 345-8863 to schedule a complimentary appointment where we can check out your vehicle and discuss your specific vision in detail.