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Mercureie
03-31-2003, 04:00 PM
im lookin to make a box for a 15 k and i know they're small enclosure subs but is 1.5 cubes too small sealed? don't wanna restrict the sub ne

Mercureie
04-02-2003, 10:27 PM
alright, read up and now i think im gonna go for round 2.5 cuft, too much for this small enclosure sub? the outside dimensions are H: 17 W: 18 D:19 look alright so far?

Randy Savage
04-02-2003, 10:28 PM
Is this ported or sealed? 1.5 should be fine for sealed, 2.5 is good for ported...

nswartley
04-02-2003, 10:28 PM
how much power are you going to be feeding it? is it going to be an older version K or are you waiting for the newest version to come out?

-nate

Mercureie
04-02-2003, 10:30 PM
this is the old line of k. im gonna be puttin about 500-550 to it. and initially i was hopin to go sealed, this is my first box build.

nswartley
04-02-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Mercureie
this is the old line of k. im gonna be puttin about 500-550 to it. and initially i was hopin to go sealed, this is my first box build.

2.0ft^3 would be good with that wattage, but you could probably get away with 1.5...but itd be a bit shaky. my friend has his JL w6v2 (a very similar sub) in 1.6cubes getting 600watts RMS but then again his is only a 12. stick with sealed if this is your first box build. good luck. i say 2 cubes sealed.

-nate

ShaunMac
04-02-2003, 10:58 PM
eD Tech says 1.5 cu ft is too small.
They reccomend around 3.0 cu ft sealed.

I'm using 2.0 sealed right now and it sounds
good. Solid Deep Bass. Bigger box would be better. More efficient.

I'm going for 3.5 ported tuned@27Hz next. (my first ported box!)

2.5 sealed should work fine, not too big for the e15k.

Mercureie
04-06-2003, 12:51 AM
thnx for the help, three sides of the box are done and dryin in the garage. how long should i let them dry for if i used liquid nails for the bonds?

ShaunMac
04-06-2003, 12:12 PM
I've got a box drying in the garage also.
Mine is for a e15kd2 too.

I usually let the liquid nails dry overnight. (6-10hrs)

Also, lay down a bead of liquid nails in the all the cracks
where boards come together. Then smooth it out to
seal the box up tight.

Good Luck

Mercureie
04-06-2003, 12:20 PM
yea i talked to a guy at home depot bout sealing the box from the inside and he gave me some clear outdoor silicone it was like a 1.50 so i decided to try it out

ShaunMac
04-06-2003, 12:29 PM
Cool sound good.
Just give that silicone plenty of time to dry before
you put your sub in.

Some silicone fumes will damage the surrounds of
some subwoofers. Don't take any chances. Let it dry
overnight.

Mercureie
04-06-2003, 12:31 PM
hmm hadn't really thought bout that thnx. sub isn't here yet but ill take that into consideration. well back to work

Mercureie
04-06-2003, 04:38 PM
well the box is comin along. after i get this done i wanna try my hand at building a ported box for the same driver. does anyone know the port area rec. by ed for the '03 ed15k? or even what port area your usin if it seems to be workin well.

ShaunMac
04-06-2003, 04:43 PM
eD told me that the port area needs to be at least
20sq in. for the e15k.

I'm making mine around 34sq in. tuned@33Hz
I'll have it going tomorrow. I'll let ya know how it
sounds compared to my old sealed box.