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    Effects of box size

    Generic question: If the ideal sealed box for a particular sub is 0.5 cu ft and you put it in a 0.7 cu ft box, what's the likely result in the way it will sound?



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    Re: Effects of box size

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    Generic question: If the ideal sealed box for a particular sub is 0.5 cu ft and you put it in a 0.7 cu ft box, what's the likely result in the way it will sound?
    It will lower the power handling just like putting a sub in a smaller then recommended box will allow you to feed it more power, as for in a sealed enclosure I don't think you will see a major sound difference.



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    Re: Effects of box size

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    Generic question: If the ideal sealed box for a particular sub is 0.5 cu ft and you put it in a 0.7 cu ft box, what's the likely result in the way it will sound?
    Like def said, maybe a little bit lower power handling, but sensitivity should go up too..and some cases can gain a little more LF extension...but it is totally dependent on the sub. Some can handle and actually do better in a bigger box once broken in and some reach mechanical limits too quickly to justify doing it.

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    Re: Effects of box size

    sealed boxes are much more forgiving than ported boxes, power handling won't change, you might be a little better low end extension and less of a peak in the response curve, nothing major though, you probably won't even notice the change to be honest.



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    Re: Effects of box size

    Here mobile enclosures gets in depth for you

    Theory ?, box size, power handling and output.




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    Re: Effects of box size

    Quote Originally Posted by quackhead View Post
    Like def said, maybe a little bit lower power handling, but sensitivity should go up too..and some cases can gain a little more LF extension...but it is totally dependent on the sub. Some can handle and actually do better in a bigger box once broken in and some reach mechanical limits too quickly to justify doing it.

    Generic Question:
    Which sub?
    A Boston G3 10". Ideal box is .5 according to the specs, and I have an old .7 cu ft box already made. I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks guys.



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    Re: Effects of box size

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    A Boston G3 10". Ideal box is .5 according to the specs, and I have an old .7 cu ft box already made. I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks guys.
    Nice sub.




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