New to car audio and need some advice on my first enclosure build.
I just picked up a Rockford 110S4 Sub (10" SVC 4 ohm rated at 150w RMS). Will be powering with amp bridged at 100w RMS for a budget SQ setup off my factory stereo (will be sending 40w RMS to the front 3-way components and will leave the 2-way rears off the head unit or disconnect altogether). All speakers are stock.
I will be building a wedge for my hatchback (VW MKV Rabbit) with the sub firing towards the back of the car. The manufacturer specs say the volume of the sealed box should be 0.50 to 0.80, with the recommended volume at 0.65 ft3. I already have the dimensions laid out for the recommended volume (taking sub displacement and bracing into account).
I've read that "As a general rule of thumb, making the enclosure too small will result in a lack of low-end bass response, and if it’s too large, you won’t have as much output as you could and the woofer’s power handling will suffer."
Before I start cutting though, I wanted to check in with you experts for my application. Should be targeting the recommended volume, or if I'd be better off with a smaller or larger enclosure? Don't want it too loud - just want to fill in the low end and add a little thump to the tunes.