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kombat96
10-07-2005, 02:06 PM
I'm a noob to all this the forum & higher end car audio. Anyways i purchased a XXX 15 sub. i was wondering if someone could help me put some figures together to build a box. it will be going into the trunk of a cavalier. i would like to go ported if that will be possible. can someone help me out. :crazy:

80INCHES
10-07-2005, 02:10 PM
what r u look 4 a sq or sql or spl

80

kombat96
10-07-2005, 02:23 PM
mixture of both. but from what i see i dont think a box tuned to facoty specs will fit in my trunk i would like to leave the trunk as is. i play all kinds of music from rap/country/metal.

80INCHES
10-07-2005, 02:24 PM
ok do 3.5cubes tuned at 35hz and u should be fine

80

kombat96
10-07-2005, 02:27 PM
ok, sounds cool. i see you design boxes. can i ask you some dumb questions. what type of material would be best to use (wiring, adhesive, termianls, etc...) also i really and dont LOL at this i have no clue what you mean by tuning. hope i'm not sounding too bad.

mikescanlon
10-07-2005, 03:22 PM
sounds like you need to go to bcae1.com
and read up on some stuff so you can get a basic idea

very very nice woofer you picked.

kombat96
10-07-2005, 03:34 PM
Thanks, solid website. thanks again.

80INCHES
10-07-2005, 03:43 PM
or go to
http://www.carstereo.com/help/Articles.cfm?id=17

80

kombat96
10-07-2005, 03:54 PM
Thanks guys will check those sites ASAP.

PowerNaudio
10-07-2005, 07:14 PM
how much avalible space do you have for an enclosure?

kombat96
10-10-2005, 05:59 AM
rough measured estimates are 33x18x30. i would like to go ported with the xxx15, but i think with these parameters sealed would have to be the better option. what do you guru's think. :veryhapp:

PowerNaudio
10-10-2005, 11:00 AM
you have a good 8.572cu ft of internal volume. i would say that's plenty for a ported box.
split that volume between the port, driver displacement and the air volume required by the sub and you have a sweet sounding enclosure.

ruckus
10-10-2005, 11:13 AM
ok, sounds cool. i see you design boxes. can i ask you some dumb questions. what type of material would be best to use (wiring, adhesive, termianls, etc...) also i really and dont LOL at this i have no clue what you mean by tuning. hope i'm not sounding too bad.

Wood: 3/4" MDF / 1" dowels for internal bracing
Adhesive: Wood Glue and 1 1/2" coarse Drywall screws
Wiring: 12Ga Speaker cable
Terminals: your preference on terminal cups

Tuning is what you do on the ports to get a certain frequency. I recommend using Precision ports (2 x 4" precision ports) you cut them to a certain length based on box size to get the tuning

kombat96
10-10-2005, 02:53 PM
this is something i came up with.

length 30", Height 16", Depth 20.5" port 3.25" The inside "L" shape going 10"x15"

any comments on the dimensions not the cartoonish drawing...lol

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/kombat96/xxxbox.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/kombat96/xxxbox2.jpg

mikescanlon
10-10-2005, 07:13 PM
that is un-visable by the human eye.

try opening it in paint, saving it as a JPEG, than uploading it whereever you upload it to, if you upload a BMP <default paint format> into most online hosting things, they go crazy making it smaller into a jpg.

good luck with that.