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    10W0 and JL Sealed Box Size

    Just got my sheet of 3/4" MDF. I wanted to hear some opinions on how JL's recommended box size for sealed enclosures sounded...any others recommendations from experience? The single 10W0 in a sealed box will be powered by an Old School RF 240.4 (60x4 RMS) bridged: 240 RMS into the 10W0.

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    I have mine in .75 sealed each (after sub displacement) and they sound pretty **** good I think. That was the recommended size by JL when I purchased them, but now there is a range of something like .5 to .9? I'll have to check. Anyway, I kind of have my hands tied with a reg cab truck, not a lot of options. Otherwise I would experiment a litlle.



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    Jeff:

    Thanks for the reply. I think I will just build it to the JL spec I have. Glad to hear things are working well for you.

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    What kind of vehicle are you putting the sub in. 240 watts might be a little much for one 10 w0 so be careful with it. I built a box for 2 10 W0s recently and had them at .75 cu ft and they sounded pretty nice. Since you got a little more power on it then I had you may want to drop down to .6 or so. Remember thats internal air space after the woofer is installed. Also if you have the room build the box with the most depth possible because that usually sounds better from my experience. Good luck with it.



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    Thanks mr4pto...

    The box is going into a 96 Toyota Corrolla. Not a SPL machine by far...just wanted a sub to go with the 'basic' fill sound inside. The seats fold down, but the majority of the time the sub will be in the trunk sealed. This is by far the best design, but I am not interested in 'showing' anything to a walker passer-by, so inside the trunk is the only option. I am sure if I have a 30 minute drive by myself, the seats will be down so I can enjoy my little 10 incher...

    I know the 240 into 125 is a bit overkill, but from my limited personal experience, overpowering speakers is the best way to go. I know you were only recommending me to be careful, thanks for that, I just wanted to throw my .02 out.

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    No problem Yeh I know overpowering is usually never harmful especially if its clean. Just listen and make sure if u start bottoming out to turn the gain down a little, but it really cant hurt unless u continually bottoming the crap out of it. If you all you want is a little bass fill stick in a .6 cu ft sealed box and itll sound real nice. Probly not to loud but still its a nice addition if youve got nothing.



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