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borntorun
03-26-2004, 11:20 PM
if i increase the size of the ported box...larger than the manufactures size...by 2 or 3 times, how will this affect the speaker if im still providing it the suggested rms.


example:

suggested enclosure: 2 cubes @ 36hz
suggested power handling: 1200wrms

actual enclosure: 6 cubes @ 36hz
actual power handling: 1200wrms

will this overpower the sub, and blow it; or will it underpower it, and i just wont get the subs full potential?

iamamp3pimp
03-27-2004, 03:22 AM
it will think its running freeair if u go over
a certain size

Acidburn
03-27-2004, 03:30 AM
the more air space there is, the less power required to get it to reach full excursion but it'll sound like doody, get the enclosure big enough and you get into IB/free-air setups

sumone
03-27-2004, 03:06 PM
if the recommended size for a ported box is 1.5cuFt, would 1.75 and 2.0 really mess stuff up?

Acidburn
03-27-2004, 03:45 PM
if the recommended size for a ported box is 1.5cuFt, would 1.75 and 2.0 really mess stuff up?

well i wouldn't think so, it'd lower the power handling for sure, would probably make it have a slower response too