View Full Version : 1.5 cubes @ 30-36 hz <-- design needed

07-19-2009, 12:50 AM
I just got a pioneer TS-W3001D4 and it calls for 1.3 after sub displacement, so about 1.5 before displacement for ported boxes. I just want a good sounding box for rock music with lots of fast punchy beats. this will be in a car with a trunk. im open to all suggestions, port up, side, however. thanks. I dont have any cash but I might be able to help you out somehow. I used the RE calc but i honestly think it wont be that good.

07-19-2009, 01:55 AM
For rock and fast punching beats like techno, a higher tuning is better. I heard from someone that a bass drum kick resonates at somewhere between 60-80 Hz. I've got my box tuned to 36 Hz and it plays pretty well on rock and very good on rap. A buddy of mine's system that I hooked up, I built a box tuned to 30 and it sounds like crap on rock. Not enough punch. So if you're looking for like techno music or just plain rock, I'd go for a tuning somewhere around 36-38. Even with that tuning, it will still be very musical on alot of pop and hip-hop. I just don't suggest playing full tilt on Jeezy :laugh:

What kind of trunk dimensions do you have to work with?

07-19-2009, 02:28 AM
this box is about 32" long ,14" deep, and 14" tall. its a pretty big trunk.

07-19-2009, 02:30 AM
sealed also would be better for sq and rock. ported would sound good if you like rap or somthing but for just rock u need to go sealed and you will get better response and more puch than any ported

MSW Danny
07-19-2009, 02:13 PM

I think this will work out for you. 1.6 cu.ft. @ 32Hz

07-19-2009, 04:49 PM
i saw the free designs but im sure theres got to be something more efficient or better for my sub

07-20-2009, 12:29 PM
Anyone got anything? i kind of want a slight wedge too

07-20-2009, 12:39 PM
have @ it here's your very own "box designer starter kit " G/L
play w/ # till you get it right