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    what frequency?

    If a box is designed for a certain frequency, can any sub be put in it? What about the sub determines what frequency I can tune a ported box to? I looked a lot for the answer but just couldn't figure this question out. I'm looking at a sub with a Fs of 26.1 if that matters.







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    Re: what frequency?

    Fs is useless once you put a sub in an enclosure. The Fs is only useful if you were using the sub in a freeair/infinite baffle setup. What are the box specs and what sub are you thinking of putting in?




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    Re: what frequency?

    was looking at around 2.25 cubes and a kicker cvr 12.

    i've looked at re audio to determine port lengths for different frequencies but can't decide on what frequency is best for that sub and for middle ground bass.




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    Re: what frequency?

    I've heard a few CVR's, and the ones that sounded best to me were in large boxes, like 2.25 cubes, tuned to around 30-32hz.



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    Re: what frequency?

    i was thinkin precisely in that range to allow me to get lows out of it. would an amp with a subsonic filter at 30 hz have any effect on which frequency i should choose




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    Re: what frequency?

    Can you adjust the subsonic filter? If you tuned to 30-32 you would want the filter somewhere around 25




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    Re: what frequency?

    it's set at 30hz. i could turn it off but then would risk damaging the sub. right? so with it on i should tune more around 35?




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    Re: what frequency?

    Quote Originally Posted by accuab View Post
    was looking at around 2.25 cubes and a kicker cvr 12.

    i've looked at re audio to determine port lengths for different frequencies but can't decide on what frequency is best for that sub and for middle ground bass.
    This is one of the last times I am going to do this.but here you go...for optimal specs. This can obviously be changed to your liking but provides a basis. Recommended tuning is 35.57Hz. Recommended box volume is 2.19 cubic ft. Recommended port area is 334.19 square cm. And recommended port length is 37.53inches. Will give you something like this:


    This is at 2.83V for efficiency

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    Re: what frequency?

    Thank you for your help. But are those recommendations for that particular sub or just for a middle ground bass sound. I'm really trying to learn as much as possible instead of just getting the answer from someone else. I just got hung up there and my search didn't really get me anything on it.




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    Re: what frequency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moble Enclosurs View Post
    This is one of the last times I am going to do this.but here you go...for optimal specs. This can obviously be changed to your liking but provides a basis. Recommended tuning is 35.57Hz. Recommended box volume is 2.19 cubic ft. Recommended port area is 334.19 square cm. And recommended port length is 37.53inches. Will give you something like this:


    This is at 2.83V for efficiency


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    Re: what frequency?

    Quote Originally Posted by accuab View Post
    Thank you for your help. But are those recommendations for that particular sub or just for a middle ground bass sound. I'm really trying to learn as much as possible instead of just getting the answer from someone else. I just got hung up there and my search didn't really get me anything on it.
    No problem. Those are for that particular driver..no other. Just that one. There is no middle ground that I calculate for, but if you want to say middle ground, then the guy that mentioned 2.25cubic ft at 30-32Hz is great for a 12. Recommended box volume is usually 2-3.5X the cubic dimensions of the driver as a very very basic middle ground, with the port tuned accordingly. For example, a 12 inch driver with a depth of 6" will yield a minimum box volume of 1 cubic ft-1.75 cubic ft.then add the port. Smaller compression areas usually yield better (averaged) SQ. But no one usually goes by that. Everyone goes with the correct option of trying to design on a driver by driver basis.
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    Re: what frequency?

    So your recommendations come from your experience? I'm not wanting a complete understanding but want enough to be able to build a simple ported box for a sub without having to ask someone. Like if one of my friends got a sub I could help him get better sound out of a sub and cheaper than prefab. Is there any way to know what will be good for a particular sub without experience with that specific sub? And I really do appreciate your help.




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    Re: what frequency?

    Quote Originally Posted by accuab View Post
    So your recommendations come from your experience? I'm not wanting a complete understanding but want enough to be able to build a simple ported box for a sub without having to ask someone. Like if one of my friends got a sub I could help him get better sound out of a sub and cheaper than prefab. Is there any way to know what will be good for a particular sub without experience with that specific sub? And I really do appreciate your help.
    every sub is different and therefore needs a different enclosre , there is no general size that works well with all of them in one size. Quit being cheap and pay a professional to at least design the box for your particular needs and then build it yourself if you have the skills and tools neccesary.



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    Re: what frequency?

    Box design programs will be your friend for a basic understanding. Try one out and just mess around with it.



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    Re: what frequency?

    Quote Originally Posted by orangecavi View Post
    every sub is different and therefore needs a different enclosre , there is no general size that works well with all of them in one size. Quit being cheap and pay a professional to at least design the box for your particular needs and then build it yourself if you have the skills and tools neccesary.
    I'm not being cheap. I'm trying to learn. You are the kind of person that turns people trying to learn away from forums. If you had read my earlier posts, you'd see I don't want someone to just tell me the answer. I want to understand the answer.

    And to 01limited I've been playing with a few of them already and understand the box designing just not how to design it around a particular sub.




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