Closed Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Reload Thread: is this a good box

  1. #1
    splwj47's Avatar
    splwj47 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Great White North
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,674
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)

    is this a good box

    this is the box i built 3 cubic feet at 33 hz, was this a good one to build. i made 2 holes for 12 inch subs instead of 3 for 10s


    ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

    thanks again for your opinions







  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    ATL.
    Posts
    224
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    standard and solid design IMO. Just realize that you may throw off the total air space and tuning by putting 12's instead of 10's. would vary from subwoofer model as well.




  3. #3
    disturbed471985's Avatar
    disturbed471985 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Greenwood, La
    Age
    29
    Posts
    7,090
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    bahh like said above u might have issues being that box is for 10's.. why not pm ram, rabbit, etc and pay 10 to get a design for ur subs and ur needs



    RIP Maynard "My heart"

    HU - Eclipse CD7000
    Front Stage - 5 Silver flute 6.5's - 6 Seas Prestige tweets Soon to be FS
    Front Stage amp - DB Drive A7 125.4 For Sale In amp section
    Subwoofer - 3 Skar VVX 10's & 2 TRF Blacks For Sale in Sub Section
    Subwoofer Amp - 2 - Skar SK-2500's & Sundown 5k & 2 Nendo bc2000's For Sale in Amp section
    Box - 4.25cf tuned to 30hz using a 6" internal aero 15" long.. Free
    Wiring - Knukonceptz everything, Big 3, Sprinter S12V370F & HC1800 Soon to be all FS

  4. #4
    hispls's Avatar
    hispls is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Posts
    6,229
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    15
    Mentioned
    107 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    Should work profided it's built solidly. Be sure to brace some if you are using high power and rounding over the L part will help if you can.




  5. #5
    splwj47's Avatar
    splwj47 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Great White North
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,674
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    how much would it throw off the tuning and air space? also right now i am waiting for my new amp to come in its a dc 1.2k, so for now i am running my old amp jl xd600/1 so is this box to big for only running half power, is it going to be hard on the subs in bigger box with only half power, also the subs are dc lvl 3's




  6. #6
    bhsdriller's Avatar
    bhsdriller is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    bakersfield,ca
    Posts
    4,491
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    not enough to notice...sub displacements are pretty small so it wouldn't change it too much



    Team Flex Issues
    4 18" Mayhems
    2 bc5500's


    Bought from: ameduce(x2), Hatchet_Warrior, jeeper07,DB_DRAG_SPL,ssackett, lyttleviet,MillzThaYungin, blackbonnie, ryan1126, Goindef154(x2), Lonnie, dave_damage

    Sold to: Ilovebass, nismos14, chednompton, teen, jonesy

  7. #7
    splwj47's Avatar
    splwj47 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Great White North
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,674
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    so is it hard on the subs if only running half power to them in that box?




  8. #8
    bhsdriller's Avatar
    bhsdriller is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    bakersfield,ca
    Posts
    4,491
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    no, running 1/2 power won't be hard on them



    Team Flex Issues
    4 18" Mayhems
    2 bc5500's


    Bought from: ameduce(x2), Hatchet_Warrior, jeeper07,DB_DRAG_SPL,ssackett, lyttleviet,MillzThaYungin, blackbonnie, ryan1126, Goindef154(x2), Lonnie, dave_damage

    Sold to: Ilovebass, nismos14, chednompton, teen, jonesy

  9. #9
    FlexnInLa's Avatar
    FlexnInLa is offline Huggin Them Nuts!



    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Middle of Nowhere, Louisiana, USA
    Age
    41
    Posts
    1,243
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    Man the box is the most important part of your substage... I'd go with a pro... I went with Mobile Enclosures and can't recommend him highly enough, though I'm sure there are others out there that are great to deal with too.

    To me, it was worth the few extra bucks to get exactly what I wanted out of my box design.

    ---------- Post added at 04:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:08 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag420 View Post
    so is it hard on the subs if only running half power to them in that box?
    Clipping them with 1/2 power, on the other hand, will be incredibly hard on them. Set your gains right, be careful, etc.

    And before an argument starts, no, you can't really underpower a speaker. But you can underpower a speaker, it's much more complicated than that, but set your gains so you aren't sending the speaker a square wave and you are all good.

    If underpowering a speaker alone blew it, you'd blow speakers every time you turned the volume down.



    New ride... new system...

    2012 Jeep Compass Latitude

    18" Obsidian Audio Sub in a Reverse Tapered Transmission Line Box
    Box Design by Mobile Enclosures http://mobileenclosures.jimdo.com

  10. #10
    splwj47's Avatar
    splwj47 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Great White North
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,674
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    ya all my gains are set properly, i was going to get a design done by ram designs but i dont have paypal so i just built one from the free box plans sticky. i was just wondering if half power was bad because if u use to big of a box it can be hard on the woofer and the subs are 600 rms and call for 1.5 cubic feet but i am on feeding the half power so would that make the box to big, might be a dumb question but i got stoned and started thinkin lol.




  11. #11
    RAM_Designs's Avatar
    RAM_Designs is offline SketchUp Master



    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Rockwall, TX
    Age
    28
    Posts
    21,044
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    97 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    What subs are you running? I don't really care what a company recommends, 1.5ft^3 for a single 12" sub is too small in 99% of cases. I've ran a pair of 10's in a box bigger than the one you listed.




  12. #12
    Kangaroux's Avatar
    Kangaroux is offline I put on



    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    9,604
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    Quote Originally Posted by FlexnInLa View Post
    Man the box is the most important part of your substage... I'd go with a pro... I went with Mobile Enclosures and can't recommend him highly enough, though I'm sure there are others out there that are great to deal with too.

    To me, it was worth the few extra bucks to get exactly what I wanted out of my box design.

    ---------- Post added at 04:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:08 PM ----------



    Clipping them with 1/2 power, on the other hand, will be incredibly hard on them. Set your gains right, be careful, etc.

    And before an argument starts, no, you can't really underpower a speaker. But you can underpower a speaker, it's much more complicated than that, but set your gains so you aren't sending the speaker a square wave and you are all good.

    If underpowering a speaker alone blew it, you'd blow speakers every time you turned the volume down.




  13. #13
    MikeofTulsa's Avatar
    MikeofTulsa is offline The one and Only!



    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    Posts
    20,885
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    To be technical, under powering the speaker will not damage it. sending it a clipped/square sound wave can cause it to overheat and cause damage.




  14. #14
    splwj47's Avatar
    splwj47 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Great White North
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,674
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)

    Re: is this a good box

    Quote Originally Posted by RAM_Designs View Post
    What subs are you running? I don't really care what a company recommends, 1.5ft^3 for a single 12" sub is too small in 99% of cases. I've ran a pair of 10's in a box bigger than the one you listed.
    dc lvl 3s




Closed Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum