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    When is a ported box too big?

    I have a cheap *** subwoofer thats supposed to be in a 1.6 ported to 35hz. Would 3 ft.^3 box be too big and do i have to tune it to 35?



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    i drive at the speed limit... this way i can listen to music longer




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    you don't have to do a da*n thing they tell you! do what sounds good. i don't think it will self destruct if you put it in a huge box and give it MODERATE power. heck, it might even sound good too.




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    Lunatic, You can pretty much do what u want it, all depends on what u like but 3 cubes is big compared to the suggested, why so big?




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    I figured if its bigger it will be louder but thats why I was wondering if it would be too big because its double the recommended size.



    97' Ford Probe..
    Sub - 2 18" FI BTL's shipping at this moment.
    Amp - undecided, help plz
    H/U - Kenwood Excelon x779
    Wiring - Lots of 1/0 gauge, where should I buy from?
    Box Specs - Dunno yet
    Quote Originally Posted by dleccord
    i drive at the speed limit... this way i can listen to music longer

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    there's no such thing as too big, unless it won't fit in your car. go big, if it *****, cut it in half and you can have two boxes.




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    Yeah just build it, if it sounds like crap trim it down a few in.'s or ft.




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    check out the 7' sub thread in general discussion, mgaidica put a 7' speaker in a 4cu box and it was way loud.
    Last edited by willll; 07-27-2003 at 05:58 PM.




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    Quote Originally Posted by willll
    check out the 7' sub thread in general discussion, snova put a 7' speaker in a 4cu box and it was way loud.
    it was actually mgaidica, and well its all about the install. if the recommended is 1.6 then go with 2.5-3. it will be loud and clean ((depending on the tuning) if the sub isn't to crappy.




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    how did you create that fake quote?? i said mgaidica!




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    Quote Originally Posted by willll
    how did you create that fake quote?? i said snova!

    the sub is cheap so it wont sound good, i'm guessing.



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    don't start




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    Quote Originally Posted by willll
    don't start

    Ha

    Sony man to the rescue.

    Now back on subject.



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    Box size is entirely power dependant. A ported box is only too big when the subwoofer(s) can no longer effectively compress the air within it. So when it comes to ported boxes, the more power you have, the bigger the box can be (while still being effective).




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