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    What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    Hey guys,

    It's been a few years since I've done a system. I'm a bit rusty on the finer points. I'm not going for any competition; just picked up a simple setup to improve my ride.

    I have the Sony XSL102P5 sub to put into my '93 Ford Explorer. It calls for 1cu. ft. sealed. For the music I listen to I want to go w/ a sealed box. I'd also like to put it in the "bin" in the back. Q-logic makes the custom box, but it's only .65 Cu.ft. WAY to small. I can build an MDF box in the wall behind the panel, but I don't know yet if I can get enough volume. Are there options? Someone once told me some baffling put in the box will make up for a lack of cu.ft. Is this accurate?

    I figure taking the size of the sub into account, I'd really need to have about 1.25cu.ft. when all's said and done, right? Thanks for the help...







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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    put poly fill in the enclosure.....



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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    Is there a formulated amount, or do I just use the put some in and hear how it sounds method?

    Thanks again.




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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    cram as much as you can in to get the most out of it



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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    I believe it is 1.5 lbs per Cubic foot.



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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlebrain
    I believe it is 1.5 lbs per Cubic foot.

    sounds right



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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    does that mean for him to make the .65 cuft he would need .35 x 1.5 lbs of poly fill?

    so about 1/2 lb poly fill to compensate for the small box?




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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    pollyfill




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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    just build a box up to specs and fill it anyways




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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    Well since the .65 is BEFORE the displacement of the sub ( i believe), it'd be more... I'm going to make my own enclosure and try to use more of the space behind the panel; try to get closer to 1 cu.ft. However, with the displacement I will most likely have to put between .35 to .5 cu. ft. worth of polyfill... Doesn't seem too bad... And I know I can make it look just as good as the Q-logic, for much less than the 180 they want for it...




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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    actually for a .65cu box you would need closer to lb.
    .65x1.5=0.975
    I would start there and if it doesnt sound right, then +/- till it sounds right to you.
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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    Several of the sites I visit seem to say 16oz of loose polyfill per cubed space. Make sure not to pack it tight since it'll lose the effect it's creating.




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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    x2, I wouldn't stuff it too much.




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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    You will be fine running the sub in a smaller enclosure than recommended. Subs are very versatile. They can be placed in many box sizes. If you can get .65ft^3 than do it and add about 1/2 to 3/4 pounds of polyfill to the enclosure.

    Then bump away.



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    Re: What can you do when you can't make the box big enough

    experiment. test different amounts. you may find that your box is adequate without any fill.




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