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xjmadness
12-29-2002, 02:05 AM
ok well since im planning to get my first system ever within the next month i am probably going to buy a premade sealed box for my subs.i am debating on alpine type Rs and shivas. which out of these two boxes would be better for the subs?
http://www.ikesound.com/Prod_Details.asp?Prod_Id=489 (1.05 cub ft)
http://www.ikesound.com/images/products/raptor/regular/488.jpg (.66 cub ft)

nswartley
12-29-2002, 02:07 AM
id say build your own. it would bring the best out of your sub and you can build it exactly to your specs that you need

xjmadness
12-29-2002, 02:15 AM
i have absolutely no idea how to build boxes :|

nswartley
12-29-2002, 02:18 AM
thats ok, its pretty simple and im sure that you could find someone to help you. its pretty basic and there are box-building tutorials

xjmadness
12-29-2002, 10:43 AM
they had the cubic feet in paranthesis when u click on the item coming from the box section

xjmadness
12-29-2002, 10:45 AM
so whould there be a better size box for these subs?

nswartley
12-29-2002, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by xjmadness
so whould there be a better size box for these subs?

the best box size would be a box to alpine's specs or some other specifications for them and it will always be best if you just build it urself. its hard to find a pre-fab box that will be perfect for your subs. but you can come close

Savant
12-29-2002, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by xjmadness
so whould there be a better size box for these subs?

I'd immagine that each sub (of the two you mentioned) needs a different box. You find the 'perfect' box from the 'small' values.. If you have the values (and I'm sure they are know for those two subs), Jmac or someone else could EASILY give you EXACT dimensions to use to build your own box (even given 1 or 2 sizes you request based on size/location of where you are putting the subs)..

Building a box is pretty simple (for a sealed, anyway).. <snip> I was gonna get into some tips on building it, but there are probably a lot better tutorials out there and I'm sure some in this thread can point you to them :)

Buy if you must, but it's nice to have stuff that you made yourself :)

xjmadness
12-29-2002, 10:05 PM
jmac could u find out what size box would be good for 2 type rs?

xjmadness
12-29-2002, 10:07 PM
and what are some good links for boxin tutorials. i plan to read up on them tomorrow if i dont have to work :)

xjmadness
12-29-2002, 10:33 PM
im goin w/ dual 4 ohm. i thought dual 4 ohms were better? if not dual 2 ohm is 5 bucks cheaper.

xjmadness
12-29-2002, 10:35 PM
o yea i dont have a trunk. i have a cheerokee. so its limited space.ill could get the demensions if u need them

xjmadness
12-29-2002, 10:47 PM
what is Qtc?

xjmadness
12-29-2002, 11:57 PM
what would be a low and what would be a high Qtc?

jgallo772
12-30-2002, 12:27 AM
i use alpine type rs, and found that they require such little airspace .7 to 1 foot cubed to operate correctly, you shoulkd build your own box, the alpines sound horrible if given too much airspace

jgallo772
12-30-2002, 12:51 AM
ok ill tell you they sound horrible because thats the size box i just took my out of 24 hours ago, but they were speretally sealled not shared like yours... but i found with the alpines they sound a hell of alot better in smaller boxs, and seeing that i was sponsered by an alpine dealer to compete in my last car i think i know a thing or two aboout them.....

xjmadness
12-30-2002, 01:01 AM
hey jmac do u know any good SEALED box building tutorials links? i know about the JL tutorial. i want some more so i can start reading up on them tomorrow :)

jgallo772
12-30-2002, 01:04 AM
i dont know, i guess the trophys i have make me an idiot?

xjmadness
12-30-2002, 12:05 PM
cool thx. ive been reading that site for basic car audio electrionics. im only on like the 10th one cuz i had to read a couple of them like 5 times to understand what it means :p