Hey everybody, just registered, read through the stickies, and decided I'd make a post.
My roommate had two Type S in a terribly tuned and built box, and he severely underpowered them. He overdrove the amp and blew one of the subs, but the other one was still working and I took a look at it and it seems ok. We hooked it up by itself and it wasn't distorting so I think it's still healthy.
Anyways, he gifted his sub, box, and amp to me. I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT, with Alpine Type R 5.25 comps in the front, and Type R 6x9s in the back off an Alpine deck. I've been putting off getting some low end for a while, and figure I might as well take advantage of what he gave me for free.
So, the plan is to scrap the old box and build a new ported box for the one sub. Alpine suggests a volume of between 1.25 and 2.00 cubic feet for a ported box, so after reading the stickies, I examined the "Free Box Plans" thread, and took a look at the schematics for a 1.6 cubic foot box tuned to 32 hz.
I've never did any graphic modeling or anything, but I downloaded a copy of SketchUp, and gave it a shot. An hour later, after thorough reference to the free box plan schematics, I came up with a model of the box:
Any tips? Suggestions? Criticisms? Anything? Good box? Bad box? Should I go sealed instead? I'm new to all of this really, so feel free to spill your knowledge.
Thanks in advance.
edit - Yes, I know there is no top on it.