1. ## Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

Hi,
I posted this in the Subwoofer section by accident...it belongs here.

I designed this box to fit right behind my shock tower. It is as big as i can possibly make it...if i HAVE to go bigger, i cannot put it behind the shock tower where it will be out of my way. Space is a big issue.

I would like to know if in general this box will work out well or if it will be a total flop? I am willing to give up some performance in order to keep it out of my way.

I have not purchased a 8" sub yet ...still shopping around.
Obviously the box is not a perfect square, it is kind of trapezoid-ish.

2. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

Well, I did the math... it's .27177 cubic feet of air space.
So if you can find a sub that has a sealed air space of somewhere near there, it'll be fine.

3. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

Originally Posted by IDSkoT
Well, I did the math... it's .27177 cubic feet of air space.
So if you can find a sub that has a sealed air space of somewhere near there, it'll be fine.
The sub that i am looking at right now requires 0.3 cu.ft.

if i understand correctly, having the proper air space is more important than the actual "shape" of the box?

in order to get to 0.3 cu. ft. i can only go "upwards" and make the box taller. Would that be ok?

how did you calculate the cu.ft. from the drawing?

thanks
Jazz

4. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

If you can figure out how to post those drawings you posted and cant figure out how to figure area in a non square area, you are lying.

5. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

Originally Posted by skydeaner
If you can figure out how to post those drawings you posted and cant figure out how to figure area in a non square area, you are lying.
Why would i lie?

My brother made the drawings for me after i explained to him what i needed.

I dont know how to do the math with this one because it is not square.

Mostly i need to know how much of an impact an irregular shaped box will have on sound and performance.

Hope someone can help me out.

Thanks
Jazz

6. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

Originally Posted by skydeaner
If you can figure out how to post those drawings you posted and cant figure out how to figure area in a non square area, you are lying.
They don't teach area of a trapezoid in Canada

Just messin, find the area of the trapezoid ((1/2 side1 + 1/2 side2) * height) and multiply area by depth to get volume.

7. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

You could definitely go higher. Going over or under will, of course, effect how it sounds. But, I'm not sure how big of a difference that would be. If you can, make it an inch or two taller. Should be okay from there.

9. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

1" taller would give you .3037 ft^3

Your sub needs .3 ft^3 but you have to subtract the displacement of the sub from your box and then still have .3 ft^3

If you psoted up the specs for the sub your looking at I'm sure we could all be a little more helpful.

10. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

Originally Posted by SPY
1" taller would give you .3037 ft^3

Your sub needs .3 ft^3 but you have to subtract the displacement of the sub from your box and then still have .3 ft^3

If you psoted up the specs for the sub your looking at I'm sure we could all be a little more helpful.
Sure
here you go
http://manuals.harman.com/JBL/CAR/Bo...GTO%20804D.pdf

thanks for all the help BTW.
nobody really answered my question about how an irregular shaped box will affect the sound?

thanks
Jazz

11. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

in a sealed application, it wont
you'll be fine with that

12. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

It looks like the .3 ft^3 includes the displacement so you should be good with just 1" taller.

As for the shape it doesn't really matter, some subs require a min distance from the rear of the sub to the rear of the box but I don't think you have to worry about it in this case.

13. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

x2

You should be fine. Good luck with the build, it'll probably be hard unless you have a table saw.
Post build pics.

14. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

Shouldn't be too hard with a circular saw. Just draw straight lines and have a good sturdy angle adjustment on the boot.

15. ## Re: Sealed Box for 8"...need direction...

Originally Posted by BrianChia
Shouldn't be too hard with a circular saw. Just draw straight lines and have a good sturdy angle adjustment on the boot.
Eh, what about the angled cut he needs to do for the front? Unless you expect him to sand it down. :P

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