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da box king
01-19-2009, 12:01 AM
Well I'm lookin to try some new programs out. Anyone got any they want to share. I was using an excel program but it doesn't work with vista so I'm lookin for something new. Reccomendations or downloads. I have looked at winisd, not sure which one to use too. Also I wish audioque gave all the specs on their hdc3's, as it would make some programs easier

fbi90909
01-19-2009, 12:03 AM
as in design or actual box calculation software?
for designs i and alot of others use Google Sketchup.

as for box calcs i use a number of sites to calculate my air space and tunings.

da box king
01-19-2009, 12:07 AM
mainly for calculations

I can picture the box well, just lookin to get the specs...I can draw the rest on paper

Mike465
01-19-2009, 12:09 AM
How about just using a regular old calculator?

da box king
01-19-2009, 12:12 AM
How about just using a regular old calculator?

like?

also lookin for somethin a lil new, and up to date....not sure what alot are using

fbi90909
01-19-2009, 12:13 AM
i use a mixture of RE's box calc and i use BCAE1.com's tools.

da box king
01-19-2009, 12:26 AM
i use a mixture of RE's box calc and i use BCAE1.com's tools.

cool, I'll check it out...anymore, thx also

Mike465
01-19-2009, 12:28 AM
like?

also lookin for somethin a lil new, and up to date....not sure what alot are using

It's not hard to find volume and port length by hand.

da box king
01-19-2009, 12:31 AM
It's not hard to find volume and port length by hand.

yeah i can do math no prob, and volume sure....not bout how to calculate the port tho for tuning and how it relates to the volume....is there a link?

da box king
01-19-2009, 12:32 AM
It's not hard to find volume and port length by hand.

lookin to sell any of those heavyweights too, or know of any motors around?

IDSkoT
01-19-2009, 12:44 AM
mainly for calculations

I can picture the box well, just lookin to get the specs...I can draw the rest on paper

If you want to be lazy... WinISD Alpha.

/thread

da box king
01-19-2009, 12:45 AM
If you want to be lazy... WinISD Alpha.

/thread

k, sounds good. How do you do then if you dont have the parameters for the sub tho....such as the hdc3:crap:

PSturmer
01-19-2009, 01:27 AM
i use http://www.carstereo.com/help/Articles.cfm?id=31

people are silly to use a CAD program on something so simple.

TnT_Sounds
01-19-2009, 01:50 AM
If money is no problem this seems to be a very good program:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=500-912

You could even start up your own box design business :)

da box king
01-19-2009, 12:19 PM
If money is no problem this seems to be a very good program:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=500-912

You could even start up your own box design business :)

yeah something like that...maybe some one would sell a copy;)

I hear its tough to learn and I hate computers:laugh:

qtipextra
01-19-2009, 01:35 PM
Bass Box Pro

Good Stuff there right there.

ARSkemp
01-19-2009, 01:44 PM
yeah i can do math no prob, and volume sure....not bout how to calculate the port tho for tuning and how it relates to the volume....is there a link?

I used RE enclosure calculator to get a general idea, and then go from there and redo the calculations by hand (i've found that re enclosure isn't completely accurate)

Everything is simple geometry calculations except for this:

Fb = .159*sqrt((Av(1.84*10^8))/(Vb(1728)(Lv+.823*sqrt(Av))))

(i think i typed that out right)

Fb = frequency
Av = area of port (in^2)
Lv = Length (in)
Vb = box vol (ft^3)

ARSkemp
01-19-2009, 02:24 PM
I also put the equation above into excel and made a port length and port frequency calc from it.

I can upload it somewhere if you want...

da box king
01-19-2009, 02:31 PM
I also put the equation above into excel and made a port length and port frequency calc from it.

I can upload it somewhere if you want...

yeah I'm a little confused by the equation, but I think I just need to look at it a lil more

That would be much appreciated if you could send the excel document to me. If you want you can email at darinschafer@hotmail.com

ARSkemp
01-19-2009, 03:07 PM
here ya go, i uploaded it in case anyone else wants it...

http://www.mediafire.com/?mofyitggqdh

its pretty basic, but it works

da box king
01-19-2009, 03:08 PM
here ya go, i uploaded it in case anyone else wants it...

http://www.mediafire.com/?mofyitggqdh

nice, thanks man...lookin at it now