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    Best box wide open cargo van

    I have a audiobahn aw1500 15" sub, it's powered by a usa-100. Right now it's pretty loud in the back of a cargo van facing the passenger corner. It's in a 1.6 cu ft sealed box right now. Do you think I would get a significant volume increase if I went to the max recomended ported box 3.5 cu ft? The amp puts out a "rated" 315 watts @ 2 ohm mono. The sub is 800 watts rms. Please keep in mind this is a wide open cargo van Ford E-250.

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    Re: Best box wide open cargo van

    I'd be looking more at 5 cube to make a 15 loud, especially with so little power.




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    Re: Best box wide open cargo van

    wow really? I've been building sealed boxes since I was a teeneger...many...many years ago before the internet to make things so much easier. It calls for a 3"x11" port @ 3.5cu ft. Would I be able to just use the same port size if I go with a 5 cu ft box?




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    Re: Best box wide open cargo van

    So should I just go with a 5 cu ft box with a 3"x11"port, or go with the manufacturer specs at 3.5 cu ft and the same port?

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    Re: Best box wide open cargo van

    bigger box less power to get loud




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    Re: Best box wide open cargo van

    If you are trying to get as loud as you can without upgrading I'd go for a bandpass personally. 1:2 ratio and tune to taste




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    Re: Best box wide open cargo van

    Thanks for all the input. I ended up building a box alittle larger than the specs called for. It's 3.7 cu ft. with (2) 4" x 11.25 ports. It's ALOT louder than the 1.5 cu ft sealed box I had it in. Once again thanks.




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