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MisterE
10-17-2005, 11:10 PM
Ok, story. I'm buying a 10" Dual XS10 or something from BB for $13 new. I want to build a big box for it and make it as loud as i possibly can, before then blowing it in an insane way.

I have WinISD (anyone got a place to get BBP?), how do i figure out on my own what figures to look at on the box to see where it would be the loudest? I'm talking cu ft.

Obviously it doesnt need a HUGE box, but what goes wrong when the box is too big? Over excursion? Is that it? I just want to be able to go into WinISD and make a box on there that'll be loud as hell for this sub, without having to look at reccomended airspace and all that.

Eugenics
10-17-2005, 11:28 PM
please dont get a dual

kuijo
10-17-2005, 11:30 PM
never as long as u do it right. i mean IB can sound good.

flakko
10-17-2005, 11:30 PM
y r u getting dual?

nissanrider06
10-17-2005, 11:30 PM
a $13 dual cant get loud!!!

MisterE
10-17-2005, 11:32 PM
please dont get a dual


oh, im getting one.


I guess I'm trying to say maybe not specifically BIG, but say going from the reccomended airspace, when does it stop sounding good and what computed figure tells you that?

Chevyaudio
10-17-2005, 11:32 PM
Duals=Crap

NhustlaR
10-17-2005, 11:33 PM
too big=bottoming out?

Chevyaudio
10-17-2005, 11:34 PM
too big=bottoming out?

Not necesarily, IB can be done with certain drivers

MisterE
10-17-2005, 11:36 PM
Thanks guys, I'm well aware that Dual is crap. You guys are really providing some useful information in telling me that a $13 subwoofer is crap.

I'm doing it for fun. And if I blow a $13 sub? Who the hell cares about it.

SSS 18734
10-17-2005, 11:55 PM
It depends on how much power you will be feeding it. If its too big, it can reach over-excursion too quickly if you have enough power.

lowgmc94
10-19-2005, 01:25 PM
hey i remember back in the day i had urban audio work 12's i bought at hills (old school k-mart) and in the rite box anything can pound. its just amatter of how long they will last mine pounded my k-cars trunk when i was 16.

chinny
10-19-2005, 01:29 PM
for $13 u can get some nice wire crimps, the fance ones.. id rather do that

ramos
10-19-2005, 01:50 PM
Come on guys, it's fun to destroy things. I'm with ya brother man. As was said before over excursion will become a problem at some point ( I'm no enlcosure expert, never claimed to be either ) It's even more fun to try and destroy something that just won't die :D Did the same thing many moons ago with some good old Dr. Crankenstein's. The d@mn things wouldn't die....... :)

MisterE
10-19-2005, 11:42 PM
screw it.

i'm building a 5 cu ft box (after displacement) tuned to 29 with 95 sq in of port.

it should be fun, not expecting much, just something to do

negativezeroz
10-20-2005, 12:09 AM
for $13 u can get some nice wire crimps, the fance ones.. id rather do that:veryhapp: :eek:

thehardknoxlife
10-20-2005, 12:32 AM
I had the same idea before, Sort of. I aquired 10 inch volfehag I dont know which one but it was shiny red. It was rated at 350 watts I think. I put it in a huge box somwhere around 3.5 cubes.It was a box for a 15 but i old schooled it and screwed a piece of 3/4 over the holes then cut a new ones on the back it was an old box. I hooked a jl 1000/1 to it turned it a lilttle over 1/2 way and it got about 15 seconds into the bass line of Triple 6 late nite tip and pop. It melted the shiny red sub you couldnt even move it anymore.

ruckus
10-20-2005, 11:08 PM
lol 5cube box better put 1/4 the rms to it or pop. but screw it for $13 have fun.