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MikeWR
03-04-2012, 05:33 PM
Hello, I was wondering how I build a sealed enclosure to a specific size in Cu. Ft. The subs I'm using say the recommended sealed box should be 1.09 cu. ft. SO how do i measure this and build it?

Thanks!

mazdakid
03-04-2012, 05:41 PM
Internal length x width x height divided by 1728. Your sub will displace a small amount of air too.

hottrockz
03-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Yep Mazda kid has it right.

MikeWR
03-04-2012, 05:44 PM
So how do i go about building it, how do i calculate out the dimensions in inches?

hottrockz
03-04-2012, 05:46 PM
u might want to build it about 1.3 cf cause the speaker will take up some of that space

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yeah in inches

MikeWR
03-04-2012, 05:46 PM
WHat I am actually doing is building a cut-through in the bed of my truck, so I'm trying to figure out how to build the correct size enclosure for each of my subs.

Look at these pictures and you'll understand:

mazdakid
03-04-2012, 05:48 PM
If your box was made out of 3/4" wood and the external dimensions were 30x20x14 you would calculate 28.5x18.5x12.5=6590.625. You take that number znd divide by 1728 which equals 3.81 cubic feet.

hottrockz
03-04-2012, 05:49 PM
13 by 13 by 13 will give you 1.27cf

mazdakid
03-04-2012, 05:50 PM
That would be a bandpass box.

MikeWR
03-04-2012, 05:51 PM
Do you think it would sound good in my truck? I'll be putting two Rockford P3's in it.

hottrockz
03-04-2012, 05:54 PM
that box looks ported

MikeWR
03-04-2012, 06:03 PM
The speakers will be facing towards the middle of the box (face-to-face)

NoLoud4U
03-04-2012, 06:06 PM
The speakers will be facing towards the middle of the box (face-to-face)

Thats not sealed its a bandpass. Dont go off sealed specs

MikeWR
03-04-2012, 06:12 PM
Okay, so how do i get the bandpass box specs, since they only give sealed and ported recommendations?

2007rustanggt
03-05-2012, 12:34 PM
Build to sealed specs on one side and to ported on the other equals bandpass. So if it wants 1.09 cuft sealed and 2.5 cuft ported then thats how you build it. Never heard a bandpass box that i personally liked. Too boomy for my taste.blah