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TreyE
03-03-2009, 08:21 PM
Hey all so I bought an 07 RE XXX 12" and want to build a box tomorrow for it. I have heard of a lot of people not getting what they expected because of all the enclosure confusion between the RE recommended and what it actually needs.

So I am thinking of just doing a sealed enclosure but was looking through the free enclosure sticky and was considering this enclosure: 3.5 @ 35hz. How do you think it would like that ported enclosure. Also any insight as to how it sounds in sealed would be helpfull. Thanks
Trey

TreyE
03-04-2009, 10:45 PM
well thanks for the help everyone. built a 3.2 @ 35hz today

budahbuddy803
03-04-2009, 10:47 PM
how is it?

TreyE
03-04-2009, 10:49 PM
installing it in my friends car tomorrow with a powerbass xa3000. Ill take pictures and videos if i can find my camera. Watch out for a thread in General section this weekend

adas
03-06-2009, 12:11 AM
oh ****...too big. 2.5 at 35hz worked really well for me

TreyE
03-06-2009, 01:19 PM
oh ****...too big. 2.5 at 35hz worked really well for me

i really like it. It is on a Sundown 3k but i have it turned down a bit as i am afraid to push it cause it has sooo much throw it almost scares me :emb:

haha but yea my camera broke piece of **** so i cant take pictures or vids...i really like it only thing is it is pretty subtle on the higher notes but i think thats only cause im babying it

RE_XXX
03-06-2009, 01:26 PM
hmmm....I had my 15" XXX in a 4.5 @ 32 hz box and it didnt perform at all...... box was to small... I woulda figured that 3.5 was to small for the 12...

TreyE
03-06-2009, 01:37 PM
hmmm....I had my 15" XXX in a 4.5 @ 32 hz box and it didnt perform at all...... box was to small... I woulda figured that 3.5 was to small for the 12...

how much power did you throw to it? and yea if i didnt tune at 35 (which i wish i tuned a little higher) i dont think it would hit the higher frequencies at all. its all about the lows with this sub i guess..im going to tune it a little better i just threw it in there last night to hear it ill let you know if it gets any better

TreyE
03-06-2009, 01:38 PM
oh ****...too big. 2.5 at 35hz worked really well for me


hmmm....I had my 15" XXX in a 4.5 @ 32 hz box and it didnt perform at all...... box was to small... I woulda figured that 3.5 was to small for the 12...

also this is why i had so much trouble making a box there are so many different opinions on how it should be built. oh well it only cost $35 to build so its w.e

adas
03-06-2009, 04:20 PM
Also depends on the port area....use a lot with this sub, but thats true everyones boxes are different....3.5 is just REALLY big for a 12....except a solo x but at least it'll be efficient lol.

TreyE
03-06-2009, 04:25 PM
i think the box is a little too small for it...its just not taking advantage of all the throw it has in this box

and i have it on a Sundown 3k at about half gain

I believe i have about 56 sq in of port on for this box so im thinking that isnt enough eh?

skmfkr
03-06-2009, 04:41 PM
oh ****...too big. 2.5 at 35hz worked really well for me

thats what i had in my 05 xxx in

TreyE
03-07-2009, 02:57 PM
thats what i had in my 05 xxx in

yea but these are totally different drivers

soloXgt
03-07-2009, 03:02 PM
so hows it sound?? you like it? think you shoulda gone bigger on the box. I'm gettin mine built within a week at 3 cubes after sub and port displacement. so how is it? what u think you would change?? o yea how big and what kind of ports are u using? aeros or slot?

TreyE
03-07-2009, 03:07 PM
so hows it sound?? you like it? think you shoulda gone bigger on the box. I'm gettin mine built within a week at 3 cubes after sub and port displacement. so how is it? what u think you would change?? o yea how big and what kind of ports are u using? aeros or slot?

i think it needs a much bigger box. although it does sound amazing in this box it barely moves, so im guessing that it wants a much bigger box i would go with bigger than 3 cubes after maybe like 3.5 after or more.

Also i used an L slot port. i did 3.2 after to 35hz. I think if I was going to build another box i would do like 3.75 after tuned to 32-34hz. And this thing is power hungry too.