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spr_f150
10-20-2004, 02:54 PM
xxx12 with a bx1500d. Is 2 cubes sealed too big? If so, what's a better idea?

BiaBia
10-20-2004, 03:27 PM
What was your ported box tuned at and how big? I would go larger than 2 cubes sealed, maybe like 2.5

spr_f150
10-20-2004, 03:48 PM
I attempted a ported design and failed. I have an 02 f150 extended cab that I removed the 40 portion of the rear 60/40 split bench. I could probably get 2.5 to 3 cubes tops. Do you really think that going that big sealed will have good sound quality and still get moderately loud?

BiaBia
10-20-2004, 04:02 PM
Have someone build the box... like me or something haha. Anyways, if you only have that much room, I would suggest going sealed. Ported gets a ton louder, and I can't really tell the difference in SQ between the two boxes.

Nikuk
10-20-2004, 04:02 PM
moderately loud yes. sq IMO, yes.
You could accomplish more then decent sq with a ported xxx and be more then a lil louder. But, i imagine that in an f-150, you prolly wouldnt miss the gain a whole lot.

Of course, sq is a subjective opinion.

spr_f150
10-20-2004, 04:12 PM
Well, I went to a local shop , but do not want to pay $130 for a box. I sent an email to gnome, but that was only a day or two ago so I haven't gotten a reply yet. I would be more than willing to pay for plans for a ported box, but would like to know that I am getting something that would work.

avs20
10-20-2004, 04:22 PM
spr_f150...I emailed gnomeaudio when I was needing plans for my box..and never received anything from them. This was about 2-2.5 weeks ago.
This is just my experience with them..other ppl have had great success, I was not one of them.
I recommend you PM Old_School on these forums. He built plans for my box..and I am 100% satisified with the way it turned out. The plans were VERY detailed, he's usually around to help or replies in a timely manner. He also offers phone tech support! lol
I'm still amazed by this sub/box combo. I know the speaker is awesome, and you have to have the right box to make something sound good. And that's exactly what Old_School 'built' me.

Ps. Might also contact Jmac on the forums as well...he just started making box plans again..

spr_f150
10-21-2004, 02:58 PM
BiaBia, do you do plans or just complete builds?

spr_f150
10-21-2004, 10:53 PM
Jmac,

If I come up with rough numbers and box shape, can you give me plans, cut sheet, port design, etc?

InhumanAcura
10-21-2004, 11:33 PM
What was your ported box tuned at and how big? I would go larger than 2 cubes sealed, maybe like 2.5

For a 12", are you serious?

BiaBia
10-22-2004, 12:10 AM
I'm out of it :( I goofed.

spr_f150
10-22-2004, 09:07 AM
So back to the original question.......

xxx12 with a bx1500d. Is 2 cubes sealed too big? If so, what's a better idea?