hey- got a question-
the box i originally built was to jl's specs and the thing sounded beautiful with no problems, like a lil over 1.8cuft i think...
i chopped a corner of the box off to fit it in my car better now that i have multiple amps to worry about, fans, crossovers and a powermeter i really needed the room.
problem is that now when i really crank the son of a b1tch, it falls prey to some sort of mechanical distortion, and it sounds a lot deeper than clipping, but softer than any 'noise'-like distortion ive ever heard....i know that all of jl's subs, even the w0's have the ability to sound absolutley amazing, as the w7's have the ability to sound like sh1t. my experiences with the whole line of jl's subs has made me beleive that the only factor at play (besides the amp obviously) in this mechanical type of distortion is the size of the box.....
i have heard some things that dont make sense and some things that do make sense about damping in sealed sub boxes......and what i wanna know, is can I really soften, or kill that sound by adding polyfill and what not? is it possible that my box is housing standing waves? (i thought that the wavelength of a 100hz tone was more than a few feet or something tho...) i must get rid of this sound, and it'll be while before i can rip everything outta the trunk to build a new system setup, so if anyone knows of any magical tricks or antics to combat the true evil of mechanical distortion, then please, do tell!
thanks for any help