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Old 06-13-2008, 11:37 AM
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Calculating Box Volume

Does anyone know any sites or have any tips for calculating box volume when building subwoofer boxes???
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:42 AM
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what kinda subs you got, and do u wanna go ported or sealed box, sealed bass is tighter, ported is looser
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the sub specs should tell you what size to use. then you can just kinda toruble shoot with LxWxH but make sure you use the inside diameters
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:49 PM
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^^ thats what i used to make my box in my camaro
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I have used this countless times over the last few years!!
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uhm so if i wanted to put 8's in the rear quarter panel area by the back seats would i just measure the LxWxH of the area and put it in as a...rectangular box on that site ^^ ? It wouldn't be really rectangular, it would be free-form if you know what i mean.
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i would build an enclosure behind, which would make a rectangular box behind the panel
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i would build an enclosure behind, which would make a rectangular box behind the panel
yeah aight.
thats my next project.
gotta get the 8's first though lol
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For an irregular box design you can always fill it with packing peanuts and measure that amount
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For an irregular box design you can always fill it with packing peanuts and measure that amount
never thought of that. thanks for the tip!
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exactly, use a box that you know the given volume and pour the amount of peanuts in your enclosure into the card board box and measure the volume from the amount filling the box
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good ideas so far.
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Originally Posted by britt View Post
uhm so if i wanted to put 8's in the rear quarter panel area by the back seats would i just measure the LxWxH of the area and put it in as a...rectangular box on that site ^^ ? It wouldn't be really rectangular, it would be free-form if you know what i mean.
make sure to have some type of box... fiberglass wood whatever. very few subs are ment to be ran IB (infinite baffle) and power handling goes way down
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Originally Posted by EmperorJJ1 View Post
make sure to have some type of box... fiberglass wood whatever. very few subs are ment to be ran IB (infinite baffle) and power handling goes way down
yeah i was planning on wood. I know it will be alot harder to make, but I'm not experienced with fiberglass and i don't want the mess.
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good idea fiberglass is nasty ****
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good idea fiberglass is nasty ****
yepp looks like it.
hows the door pod coming along?
but anyway, i've been trying to figure out how to mount a box inside that opening, it seems a little hard, but i gotta tear it all apart and take a look at it.
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pretty good i havent done much in a while... i have the back piece that i had all the pics from done thou
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nice.
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