Closed Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Reload Thread: Sub woofer air space

  1. #1
    tony1977's Avatar
    tony1977 is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Webb City Mo
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Sub woofer air space

    I have four 12" subs and was wondering if I could put two of them in 2 cubic ft and the other pair in 3 cubes? Would it give me a wider range of frequencies? Woofers are rockford p3s with a recommended enclosure of 1 cube







  2. #2
    Chriszle's Avatar
    Chriszle is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    SD
    Posts
    1,718
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)

    Re: Sub woofer air space

    No.




  3. #3
    audioholic's Avatar
    audioholic is offline Moderator



    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    23,586
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)

    Re: Sub woofer air space

    When you have multiple speakers playing the same freq range, you want them to couple together as perfectly as possible. If you mount some of them in different sized enclosures, the alignment will be different between the two sets, they will display different frequency to amplitude relationships, the the end result will be a very unpredictable freq response that is probably rather peaky. (also why you generally dont want to mix sub sizes)

    Some people have played with relatively complex xover networks to have each different sub play a different bandwidth, with limited success. But this becomes rather messy, and when you consider that a subwoofer really only has to play about 2 octaves (versus many many octaves for mids and tweets), it doesn't make a lot of sense to try to divide those 2 octaves into even more. If your current sub setup has trouble playing those 2 octaves relatively flat, you simply have a problem (or multiple problems) that need to be addressed directly rather than trying such an elaborate work-around.



    No speaker, in the history of speakers, has ever been blown by too little power. Ever. I don't care what your friend told you, he's a dirty liar.


  4. Thanks tony1977 thanked for this post
Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 07-27-2008, 04:08 PM
  2. air space for subs?
    By standard85 in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-12-2008, 08:19 PM
  3. Sub Air Space Displacement........
    By 98S10Layed in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-16-2007, 08:07 PM
  4. sub air space???
    By homieschooler in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-05-2004, 02:12 PM
  5. cubic air space
    By <hearse w switches> in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-09-2001, 06:53 PM

Posting Permissions

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

1e2 Forum