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maylar
10-02-2012, 05:13 PM
Generic question: If the ideal sealed box for a particular sub is 0.5 cu ft and you put it in a 0.7 cu ft box, what's the likely result in the way it will sound?

goingdef
10-02-2012, 05:18 PM
Generic question: If the ideal sealed box for a particular sub is 0.5 cu ft and you put it in a 0.7 cu ft box, what's the likely result in the way it will sound?

It will lower the power handling just like putting a sub in a smaller then recommended box will allow you to feed it more power, as for in a sealed enclosure I don't think you will see a major sound difference.

quackhead
10-02-2012, 05:26 PM
Generic question: If the ideal sealed box for a particular sub is 0.5 cu ft and you put it in a 0.7 cu ft box, what's the likely result in the way it will sound?

Like def said, maybe a little bit lower power handling, but sensitivity should go up too..and some cases can gain a little more LF extension...but it is totally dependent on the sub. Some can handle and actually do better in a bigger box once broken in and some reach mechanical limits too quickly to justify doing it.

Generic Question:
Which sub?

kushy_dreams
10-02-2012, 05:33 PM
sealed boxes are much more forgiving than ported boxes, power handling won't change, you might be a little better low end extension and less of a peak in the response curve, nothing major though, you probably won't even notice the change to be honest.

husker77
10-02-2012, 07:28 PM
Here mobile enclosures gets in depth for you

http://www.caraudio.com/forums/enclosure-design-construction-help/553734-theory-box-size-power-handling-output.html

maylar
10-03-2012, 07:02 AM
Like def said, maybe a little bit lower power handling, but sensitivity should go up too..and some cases can gain a little more LF extension...but it is totally dependent on the sub. Some can handle and actually do better in a bigger box once broken in and some reach mechanical limits too quickly to justify doing it.

Generic Question:
Which sub?

A Boston G3 10". Ideal box is .5 according to the specs, and I have an old .7 cu ft box already made. I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks guys.

quackhead
10-03-2012, 09:55 AM
A Boston G3 10". Ideal box is .5 according to the specs, and I have an old .7 cu ft box already made. I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks guys.

Nice sub.