View Full Version : Changing my pre-made box???

05-12-2003, 05:31 PM
What I really would like would be some sort of link or something that will explain the theory behind air space and ports and what not but for now I will ask my question.
I have a 10" phoenix gold xmax. I bought a pre-made .72 cubic inch sealed truck box. According to the xmax specs the sealed box should be between .35 and .6 cubic feet and the vented should be between .6 and .8
If I decided to put a port in how big (diameter) should I make it and how long should it be? The box is 13.5" high on the inside.

Also, if I decided to reduce the cubic feet by adding something in what would I add? Some foam? Any help would be great. I wish I knew about this forum before I bought everything.

05-12-2003, 05:40 PM
3/4" mdf

4.5" wide at top
7.5" wide at bottom
22.5" long
15" tall

Thanks Jmac.

05-12-2003, 05:46 PM
driver displacement is 178 cubic inches,
Also, if I do port it what should I use for the port?

05-12-2003, 07:23 PM
Ahh yes i used to own that box for my truck... What are the T/S specs for the speaker and what do u want it tuned to. 50hz? 40hz? 30hz? or unacceptively low 20hz?

05-12-2003, 10:20 PM
Here are the sub specs.

Sealed Vented
Vb* Vb* Fb Vd Vl Vsealed*

Musical 0.7 1.75 31Hz 3" 7 3/4" 1.00
SPL 0.5 1.0 40Hz 3" 8 1/4" 0.70

Does this make sense?
If not all the specs can be found at www.phoenixgold.com/xmax.html

Thanks for your help.

I'm not sure what I want it tuned to? I listen to mostly rap so maybe 30 hz?

05-12-2003, 10:45 PM
Well from what i can tell here are a few of your options

20hz - im not even gonna plot that.
30hz - 2.25" diameter x 18" length ( probably not )
40hz - 2.75" diameter x 14.6" length ( descent pick )
50hz - 3" diameter x 10" length ( thats kinda high )

You might need a few other people to verify that for ya.. like.... JMAC.

05-13-2003, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by Jmac
You can use a 3" port that is 32" long for a tuning frequency of approximately 33.2 Hz ...

The box is only 15" tall and 22.5" long. :p

But I would like a frequency of around 35 Hz. If it's not possibe I will go with the 30Hz suggested earlier.

05-13-2003, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Jmac
You can use a 90 degree elbow to curve the port (Make it into an L-shape) ...

Ahhhhh... Good call. I'm the dumb one.

What should I make my port from? 3" plastic plumbing pipe?

05-13-2003, 11:14 PM
If you made the port that big though that would take a large amount away from the volume did yall take that into account??? The longer the port the less volume he has since the overall volume never changes.

05-14-2003, 02:08 PM
What would be the frequency if the port was 2.5" x 16"?

I may not be able to fit the 3" x 32" port even with an elbow. If were to reduce the length of the port by say 5" how would it effect my tuning? I imagine the Hz would increase would it not?