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    When is a box TOO big?

    Ok, story. I'm buying a 10" Dual XS10 or something from BB for $13 new. I want to build a big box for it and make it as loud as i possibly can, before then blowing it in an insane way.

    I have WinISD (anyone got a place to get BBP?), how do i figure out on my own what figures to look at on the box to see where it would be the loudest? I'm talking cu ft.

    Obviously it doesnt need a HUGE box, but what goes wrong when the box is too big? Over excursion? Is that it? I just want to be able to go into WinISD and make a box on there that'll be loud as hell for this sub, without having to look at reccomended airspace and all that.







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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    please dont get a dual



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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    never as long as u do it right. i mean IB can sound good.




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    y r u getting dual?




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    a $13 dual cant get loud!!!




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenics
    please dont get a dual

    oh, im getting one.


    I guess I'm trying to say maybe not specifically BIG, but say going from the reccomended airspace, when does it stop sounding good and what computed figure tells you that?




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    Duals=Crap




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    too big=bottoming out?




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    Quote Originally Posted by NhustlaR
    too big=bottoming out?
    Not necesarily, IB can be done with certain drivers




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    Thanks guys, I'm well aware that Dual is crap. You guys are really providing some useful information in telling me that a $13 subwoofer is crap.

    I'm doing it for fun. And if I blow a $13 sub? Who the hell cares about it.




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    It depends on how much power you will be feeding it. If its too big, it can reach over-excursion too quickly if you have enough power.



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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    hey i remember back in the day i had urban audio work 12's i bought at hills (old school k-mart) and in the rite box anything can pound. its just amatter of how long they will last mine pounded my k-cars trunk when i was 16.




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    for $13 u can get some nice wire crimps, the fance ones.. id rather do that




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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    Come on guys, it's fun to destroy things. I'm with ya brother man. As was said before over excursion will become a problem at some point ( I'm no enlcosure expert, never claimed to be either ) It's even more fun to try and destroy something that just won't die Did the same thing many moons ago with some good old Dr. Crankenstein's. The d@mn things wouldn't die.......



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    Re: When is a box TOO big?

    screw it.

    i'm building a 5 cu ft box (after displacement) tuned to 29 with 95 sq in of port.

    it should be fun, not expecting much, just something to do




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