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Brandon9
11-26-2012, 04:20 PM
Hi i just bought a rockford t1 sub and i need to build a box would this sub sound better in an sealed or ported box? I want it to be loud but also sound good please help.

nkrell11
11-26-2012, 04:24 PM
Personally I would go ported there is no reason why the proper ported box can't have decent sq additionally ported boxes are most often louder and more efficient than sealed so if you have the space go with ported.

Brandon9
11-26-2012, 04:28 PM
Ok the person i bought this sub from had it in a ported box and it hits the lows real good but some of the higher bass notes were not very loud at all. So i dont know if the box he had it in was just tuned wrong or what?

nkrell11
11-26-2012, 04:38 PM
The sound or range of frequencies would definitely depend on the tuning or he may have had his low pass turned down a little to low the type of music you listen to generally is a determining factor in what frequency you tune your box to.

Brandon9
11-26-2012, 04:50 PM
Is there any way to figure out what he had the box tuned to?

nkrell11
11-26-2012, 04:53 PM
If you knew all the measurements of the box including the port length or if you still had his number you could ask him I'm sure he wouldn't mind telling you if he knew.

Brandon9
11-26-2012, 05:01 PM
He said the box size was 22x15x13 and the port length was 18. The box was made out of 3/4 wood also

nkrell11
11-26-2012, 05:04 PM
You could try plugging those numbers into Torre's box calculator to see what you come up with I'd do it but I use a mac and it's made for windows :(

cdc351jeferson
11-26-2012, 05:07 PM
theres plenty of people on here that can build you an awesome box. check out starmountain shoot him a pm he will help yah and maybe even build you a box :P double 07 ;

Brandon9
11-26-2012, 05:09 PM
Im using a mac right now too.. is there any other programs out there to use?

pro-rabbit
11-26-2012, 05:10 PM
He said the box size was 22x15x13 and the port length was 18. The box was made out of 3/4 wood also

You would also need to know the port opening ( H x W).

However, just because that enclosure performed the way it did in his application, does not mean it would the same in yours.

Brandon9
11-26-2012, 05:13 PM
The port was 8x 1.5

pro-rabbit
11-26-2012, 05:16 PM
That is a small enclosure with a very small amount of port area.

Brandon9
11-26-2012, 05:20 PM
So would a bigger sub enclosure make the higher bass notes sound better? Sorry im new to the whole sub box building

pro-rabbit
11-26-2012, 05:21 PM
A whole new enclosure along with proper settings would likely net the best overall results.

Brandon9
11-26-2012, 05:23 PM
Ok so a ported sub box would give me the best results if i make it bigger to the subs specs?

pro-rabbit
11-26-2012, 05:30 PM
Ok so a ported sub box would give me the best results if i make it bigger to the subs specs?

It's not always "to the sub's specs" that is the best way to go. The better idea is figure out the space you have to work with, and then figure out the best overall design for enclosure volume, port area, and tuning along with sub and port placement to ensure you get the correct response you are looking for.

Brandon9
11-26-2012, 05:32 PM
Ok what is the best overall tuning frequency?

nkrell11
11-26-2012, 05:39 PM
There is no absolute best tuning frequency most people go with around 32 hz but it is really overall user preferance.

Brandon9
11-26-2012, 05:42 PM
Ok thank you everyone for your help. Now i just have to try and figure out what size box would work best for my car. Thanks again

goingdef
11-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Ok thank you everyone for your help. Now i just have to try and figure out what size box would work best for my car. Thanks again

The best sounding results that I have gotten for both t1s and t2s from the 10s to the 15s all came off the Rockford site under the box wizard section I Believe.