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    Enclosure Shape

    Does the shape of an enclosure have a dramatic impact on the output of a sub? Meaning, will an irregularly-shaped enclosure (wedge, etc.) have poorer sound quality compared to a typical rectangular prism-style enclosure?







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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    yes it can




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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    i've had some odd ones, and never noticed a differnce. as long as you have the proper size box it souldn't have to much of an issue out of it.



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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    Quote Originally Posted by azbass View Post
    yes it can
    ported i can see, what about sealed?



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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    yes.




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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    i've done numerous downfire enclosures for my extended cab. the front angles back same as the seat. looks like a squared darth vader helmet. the only time i noticed a difference is on a really short box and the angled front was almost hitting the magnet of the sub. maybe a 1/2 inch. that box just never sounded right.






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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    i was referencing to ported enclosures.

    for instance, one may have a rectangular prism-style enclosure with 3.5 cubes at 32 hZ (slot port).

    another guy may have another enclosure that may be fit around and over wheel wells and so forth, but still 3.5 cubes at 32hZ with same port area, etc.

    is it going to be adrastic difference?

    EDIT: ill post a pic of a design i was thinking about doing. gimme a sec




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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    design:



    the entire enclosure is divided, giving each sub 4 cubes with its own port, tuned to 32hZ. as you can see, each side of the enclosure will be mounted on top of a wheel well in an SUV. Dont mind the smaller boxes on either side of the design as they are battery boxes.

    bad idea??




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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    could the various angles inside of the box cause a distortion of waves of somesort?




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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    shot of design over wheel wells...





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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    i like that design. i'd personally try to soften the angle of the baffles and face the subs a little more forward, but still keeping an angle.






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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    Quote Originally Posted by kcdc30 View Post
    i like that design. i'd personally try to soften the angle of the baffles and face the subs a little more forward, but still keeping an angle.

    basically reducing the width of the center area around the ports?




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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    just another to show off my mad design skillzzzzz....





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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    i'd bring the outside out a little, keeping your ports and their tuning the same. if you haven't got batteries yet, you could use gell cells and tip that box up on end.






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    Re: Enclosure Shape

    Quote Originally Posted by kcdc30 View Post
    i'd bring the outside out a little, keeping your ports and their tuning the same. if you haven't got batteries yet, you could use gell cells and tip that box up on end.
    so actually widening the center area, thus aiming the baffles more towards the center, giving the subs more of a mirrored appearance?




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