Alright so one of my 12" DVC 4 ohm subs arrived today and I decided to build a sealed box for it to try it out. Now I first need to say I DONT NEED TO HEAR HOW MUCH BETTER IT WILL SOUND IN A PORTED BOX! I am really going for sound quality now, and I dont know enough to handle worrying about my sub going out of it's frequency range in a ported box and damaging it, I want to be safe for now. If someone is willing to show me some plans I will build a ported one in the future if I'm not impressed with it sealed. But with the SEALED one I am trying to build tonight...I have some very noob-level questions.
First: Does it matter how far the back of the sub is from the back of the box? Is a 1 or 2in clearance alright?
Second: The box I am building has planned a planned net volume of about 1.25 cubic feet. Does that sound good or should I go smaller or bigger? The recommended volume of a sealed enclosure for the sub is between .75 and 1.0 cubic feet, but I have heard they sound better with more internal volume. Is this true?
Thanks a lot in advance for the help guys I really appreciate it.