PDA

View Full Version : Smaller box = ???



mr Tibbs
06-01-2006, 01:32 AM
What kind of difference will I see with a smaller sealed box? Right now I have my sub in a 1.5 cuft sealed box, but I was told that for this sub the optimal box size is 1.0 cuft. Any ideas on how this will effect the sound? BTW it's a custom sub using a TC9 motor that TeamPSI made for me.;)

iamamp3pimp
06-01-2006, 04:37 AM
what did he recommend?

he made the sub, im sure he recommended something for it?


Pics?

jujumantb
06-01-2006, 01:28 PM
A smaller sealed box will generally...
a. increase mechanical power handling
b. increase SPL (tends to make a peak in the response)
c. decrease efficiency
d. decrease SQ (tends to not play as flat)
e. increase roll-off (tends to not play as low)

Beat_Dominator
06-01-2006, 01:42 PM
A smaller sealed box will generally...
a. increase mechanical power handling
b. increase SPL (tends to make a peak in the response)
c. decrease efficiency
d. decrease SQ (tends to not play as flat)
e. increase roll-off (tends to not play as low)


I'd asterix b. and d. those would be comments aimed towards a very small enclosure.

mr Tibbs
06-01-2006, 08:21 PM
I'd asterix b. and d. those would be comments aimed towards a very small enclosure.

Do you think it would make a difference in going from a 1.5 cuft box to a 1.0 cuft box? BTW, he recommended a 1.0 cuft box for this sub.;)

Pyro_By_Nature
06-02-2006, 12:13 AM
I've used a 1cf. box for a sub very similar ;)

Pretty good performance.I didn't really test it in a larger sealed box.But I honestly doubt you'd hear THAT much of a difference.Although, you might.Depends on how sensitive your ears are.

Beat_Dominator
06-02-2006, 01:11 AM
Is it a 10" or a 12" ? 1.0 is fine for most tens.... kinda small for a 12.

mr Tibbs
06-02-2006, 01:37 AM
Is it a 10" or a 12" ? 1.0 is fine for most tens.... kinda small for a 12.

12"

Beat_Dominator
06-02-2006, 01:41 AM
Eh it'll work...not optimal but not horrible either :)

Pyro_By_Nature
06-02-2006, 02:03 AM
****ing double post.

Pyro_By_Nature
06-02-2006, 02:04 AM
Eh it'll work...not optimal but not horrible either :)

Appearently you have no hands on experience with the sub at hand ;)


Generalizations are a no no!

CJW
06-02-2006, 11:58 AM
I got a 12 made by TeamPSI as well off a tc9 motor. I was going to put it in a 1.4 cube sealed enclosure.

Everything I see about the TC9 it self and subs that use the same motor they do fairly well in smaller sealed enclosures. Check out Tcsounds site and soundsplinters site.

I have the TS parameters for mine but it probably will not do you any good as they are customs...

mr Tibbs
06-02-2006, 04:34 PM
Well, in this case maybe I'll build a wood box and see how the sound is before I build the fiberglass box so I only have to make one of the fiberglass ones. Thanks for all of the input guys!!

MJ-tC
06-02-2006, 04:58 PM
I think it is the same as the SS RL-p. If it is SS says 1.25 sealed. But if the guy that made it says 1 go for it. A bigger box will most likely help with the low end but will lower the power handling a little.

Beat_Dominator
06-02-2006, 05:02 PM
Appearently you have no hands on experience with the sub at hand ;)


Generalizations are a no no!


My advice still applies :p: