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    Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    i have this single sub and will be powering it with a cadence dca1600.1

    i know it's suppose to be a sealed box application but i like the looks of a ported box. thinking of a ported box for this sub. anyone can recommend me a ported setup for a single 12" type x?

    2.2~2.5@26~34 range is that good enough for great sq?

    more leaning towards sq than spl.

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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    2.0 @ 28-30hz




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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    Go for 2-2.2 Between 28-32 hz




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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    yup, those subs love to get low, even in small boxes




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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    not trying to jack the post, but what is the best size for a sealed box for a 12 inch type x?




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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    so at 2.0@28 and 2.2@28 basically i can't tell any difference right?

    the 2.2 will have little bit extra of low compare to the 2.0 right?

    i listen to rap, r&b, pop(very little), techno, dance, etc kind of music. these spec will do fine right?

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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    Quote Originally Posted by wcarson8911 View Post
    not trying to jack the post, but what is the best size for a sealed box for a 12 inch type x?
    with sealed maybe 1.0~1.2 should be fine because they will sound the same?




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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    most techno and dance have most of their bass in the 60-100hz range

    the x will never hit that

    they do love rap, tho, anything with DEEP bass




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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    Quote Originally Posted by Casper80 View Post
    so at 2.0@28 and 2.2@28 basically i can't tell any difference right?

    the 2.2 will have little bit extra of low compare to the 2.0 right?

    i listen to rap, r&b, pop(very little), techno, dance, etc kind of music. these spec will do fine right?

    thanks.
    just the tiniest bit more

    Type X's are high powered small sealed box subs... They're peaky in normal sized ported boxes, and once the box gets tuned low enough for them it basically acts like a sealed box with a boost on the low end.



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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421 View Post
    most techno and dance have most of their bass in the 60-100hz range

    the x will never hit that

    they do love rap, tho, anything with DEEP bass
    well, will it hit enough so at least i can hear it or not at all?

    i love the bass from rap and that's why i want the box suitable for rap. only listen to techno/dance once in a while just to wake up from tired day after work. most of the time i love the bass from rap, mariah carey type of music.

    sounds ok with that setup?




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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    .9 cu ft sealed gross volume. Sub actually sees .71




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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    Quote Originally Posted by thatkidbob View Post
    just the tiniest bit more

    Type X's are high powered small sealed box subs... They're peaky in normal sized ported boxes, and once the box gets tuned low enough for them it basically acts like a sealed box with a boost on the low end.
    so this mean if i tuned the box to below 32 hz it will sound awesome right?

    i'm thinking between 28~30 range.




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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    I would put the Type-X sealed in 2-2.5 cubes. Very smooth and very low would be the outcome. I would never port them.

    The butterworth alignment for them is like 5 cubes with an F3 of about 30hz... that's **** ****.



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    Re: Optimum box size for Alpine Type X 12"

    Quote Originally Posted by Immacomputer View Post
    I would put the Type-X sealed in 2-2.5 cubes. Very smooth and very low would be the outcome. I would never port them.

    The butterworth alignment for them is like 5 cubes with an F3 of about 30hz... that's **** ****.

    that 2-2.5 cubes is before or after driver displacement?

    wouldn't the 2-2.5 a little bit too big for a sealed box? or it's suitable for a type x before of the power handling the type x have?

    thanks.




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