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    Too big of an enclosure?

    Ok so I'm currently running a 03 12" quad 1.4 RE XXX in an enclosure thats about 4.98^34htz that was designed by someone here. Its great for daily, just don't put up numbers that I should be I believe. I've got it on an Exile 2400.1 thats 2400+@1, 1600@2 depending on whatever the rise is.

    However I've seen that RE recommended that it be in a box thats 1.7@32 or 2.2@34 and I've been told to tune higher, around 48-50htz. So what should I realistically be built to?



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    I'm no expert, but I believe RE specs are very small for what actually works well in a vehicle. That being said, your box does seem pretty big for a single 12




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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    your box is huge...



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by T.I.K. View Post
    your box is huge...
    I agree, hince why I ask what I should be.



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    Ask the guys you talk crap about that are local to you?
    Why would you tune it to 48-50hz?



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by mazdakid View Post
    Ask the guys you talk crap about that are local to you?
    Why would you tune it to 48-50hz?
    What you talkin, local to me? The douche that believes you can wire 2 D2's to 1 ohm? LOL
    Just what I heard to put up numbers, one guy in a Scion XB with 2 SA12's off a RF that does 750 put up 142 and was tuned to 48 I believe.



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    you wont be able to listen to it daily with that high of a tune.

    I'd do 2.5 at 35 or so



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    Are you going for just numbers? If so I would try out a different 12 in around 2-2.25ft3 tuned to work with the car's peak.

    If you are just wanting "loud" while musical then I would adjust the volume down to around 2ft3 with a generous amount of port area and tuning based on the music you listen to and how it will load in the application.




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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    Are you going for just numbers? If so I would try out a different 12 in around 2-2.25ft3 tuned to work with the car's peak.

    If you are just wanting "loud" while musical then I would adjust the volume down to around 2ft3 with a generous amount of port area and tuning based on the music you listen to and how it will load in the application.
    Well based off the Custom type X I was running a few months ago my cars peak is 34. I was going for SQL and was told this box was designed to do so. I just figured I would put up better numbers as well. Though looking at the recommended volume, I'm not so sure now.

    I wouldn't mind having a 2nd box that could put up better numbers with this sub or one that can do better numbers and sound well doing so. I know it can take power, just looking for the right volume/tuning to do so.



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    Why are you trying to use a XXX to hit numbers? I would do a box around 2.5 tuned to 28-32 if that were my sub. But the RE XXX isn't the greatest woofer to meter.



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Why are you trying to use a XXX to hit numbers? I would do a box around 2.5 tuned to 28-32 if that were my sub. But the RE XXX isn't the greatest woofer to meter.
    Just what sub I'm running atm. I understand its not the greatest, but seeing as it can take a good amount of power I should be over 135 fairly easily with the amount of power I'm sending it.



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    What's your port area on the other box?



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    Here is the design




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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    Ah lol that's a transmission line.

    ---------- Post added at 12:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:43 PM ----------

    That may be why your score isn't that loud.



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    Re: Too big of an enclosure?

    So just a slot port or aero port might give better scores? I was thinking adjustable aero.



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