View Full Version : Enclosure Volume

06-04-2009, 09:04 AM
Just wondering why one would build a box bigger than the recommended size and what are the benefits of building a bigger box?

06-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Better low end extension (at the expense of the top end)
Better efficiency

You can go too big or small so Its a good idea to find that middle ground that suits your tastes
ie, small & punchy w/ little bottom end or big & boomy w/ little top end or something in between

06-04-2009, 12:28 PM
So what would be too big? If a sub needs 1.5cu.ft and you run 3? Or 1.75cu.ft? I was wondering this myself but didn't find too much info on it.

06-04-2009, 01:27 PM
As I already suggested, too big would be dependant on your tastes/goals/available power.
In the few subs/enclosures I've experimented w/ I've found the manufacturers max suggested volume to be my preferred "middle ground". IMO the manufacturers just extend the suggested volume to the small side of 'ideal', to appeal to those w/ space concerns. Your best bet would be to build your own enclosures @ a minimal expense & experiment w/ different sizes to see what works best for you.