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    sub box design questions

    Hi - A couple questions about designing boxes:

    1) I understand that there's software out there that can help with designing. Anybody have a link for some?

    2) My current setup distorts badly at medium-hi volume levels, and I don't believe it's the speaker or the amp. The boxes are only 0.38 cu ft volume, with 10" Legacy subs. I understand that 0.75 cu ft is normally required - can a box that's too small cause this phenomenon?

    3) Can the boxes be ported to improve sound quality? How do I figure out the required dimensions?


    1999 Buick Park Ave Ultra
    Head Unit: JVC KWHDR720
    EQ: Audiocontrol EQL
    Front Stage: Hybrid Audio Technologies Imagine 5.25 mids, Morel Maximo tweets
    Sub Stage: Boston G3 10", 0.5 cu ft sealed
    Amp: PPI Phantom 900.4
    Rear Fill: Boston SE953 6X9's

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    Lets see here

    1. a whole lot of free audio software here

    2. I'm not all that familiar with your subs. But that is an awfully small box. That very well could be part of your problem. It may be you are clipping the amp. have you adjusted your gains ?

    3. Ported won't improve sound quality. It will greatly improve output, but not sound quality.

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