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    Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    I recently bought a 2512 to play around with. Just wanted to get some opinions on what to go with enclosure wise. I will probably be using a 6" pvc tube for the port & I'll flare out the ends myself. This will be going in a '03 pathfinder.

    The full-size recommended enclosure DD lists is 2.5ft^3. I'm looking for for a nice musical- sounding enclosure, this will never be metered. I was also thinking of tuning somewhat high, like 37-40hz. I listen to all types of music, a lot of rock, metal,punk, alt, house, prog. house but not really much rap or anything chopped/ screwed or anything. Being able to hit up to 70hz or so with some authority wouldn't **** me off.

    So.. What do you guys think about enclosure sizes & tuning? Should I go a bit smaller than 2.5? could I go larger without getting "boomy"? Can tuning to 37-40hz work out ok or should I just plan on tuning lower? This is the 1st DD I've owned.



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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    Why would you wanna tune that high?




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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    yea I'd say tune about 33hz at the highest




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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Why would you wanna tune that high?
    Well DD recommends tuning around 40 till the drivers are broken in well. I'm also kinda looking for more "punch" than just low end output. This sub is still pretty tight. Kinda wanted to see how it did tuned a bit higher. I can always change it up or whatever, I just got this to play around with.



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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendstolemyamp View Post
    Well DD recommends tuning around 40 till the drivers are broken in well. I'm also kinda looking for more "punch" than just low end output. This sub is still pretty tight. Kinda wanted to see how it did tuned a bit higher. I can always change it up or whatever, I just got this to play around with.
    If that's the case, then a 36Hz tuning would be best. It has a higher Q, so a lower tuning than 37-40 would be better in this case. Hope that helps.





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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    Quote Originally Posted by Moble Enclosurs View Post
    If that's the case, then a 36Hz tuning would be best. It has a higher Q, so a lower tuning than 37-40 would be better in this case. Hope that helps.
    It does, I really just posted this for Wenn, Pro-Rabbit, & yourself to check. I'll tune arround 35-36 if you feel this will be better.



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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    I tuned mine at 38 and wish I would have went lower...




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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendstolemyamp View Post
    It does, I really just posted this for Wenn, Pro-Rabbit, & yourself to check. I'll tune arround 35-36 if you feel this will be better.
    I do, yes. Others, idk. Personal preference is a ***** sometimes when looking for what is best for "you". But proper operation with diverse passband efficiency, yes...36Hz is my recommendation.





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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    I tuned mine at 38 and wish I would have went lower...
    I'll try it @ 35-36ish with the aero-type port, if I feel it isn't low enough I'll just build a slot-ported box tuned lower.



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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    Sounds like a plan! Good luck to you!





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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    it will be very hard to get the port dd's need with areo's, try for 4 4'' ports to driver side and sub facing back
    2-2.5 tuned right around 35hz




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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    curious responses here. 2.5 with a 6" aero tuned at 38-39 will get you the results your looking for. It will play fairly low but still have a lot of "kick". I have a lot of hands on experience with these subs, not just spewing out random generalized bs.



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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    2510 in 1.8cf tuned to 37.5hz with 30sq" of port. Did nice for me off 1200 or so watts. Ripped the spiders though by my fault droped below tuning and there they went.



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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    Quote Originally Posted by Flastrongman View Post
    curious responses here. 2.5 with a 6" aero tuned at 38-39 will get you the results your looking for. It will play fairly low but still have a lot of "kick". I have a lot of hands on experience with these subs, not just spewing out random generalized bs.
    Well these responses are pretty much what I expected. I'll try to go as low as I can with the 6" aero. I doubt I can go much lower than 36ish (looking to go port back). I can always go higher easily, If I need to go lower I'll slot port it & go as low as need be. Thanks very much for the responses, they are appreciated.



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    Re: Opinions on a box for a DD 2512

    id do 2cu ft plus 32 sq inch port 23" long it will make you happy....so about 2.5 total




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