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  1. I am very new to most things car audio, and being new I am not really looking to build a box to the exact specifications of my subwoofers manual. I would like to find something as close as I can get however. and I'm looking for suggestions. The sub is wired to 2 ohms My setup is Subwoofer: http://alpine-usa.com/product/view/sws-12d4 Amp: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Amplifiers/GM+Digital+Series/GM-D8601 Box: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/metra-12-single-ported-subwoofer-enclosure-charcoal/6504011.p?id=1218747923938&skuId=6504011 I am completely oblivious to whether my current box is even close to what my sub should have. It was just what was available and cheap with my discount. I'm looking for something close to the manufacturer's recommended specs (if they are whats best). The specifications can be found on the right side of page three of the manual in this link. I'm looking for the Vented box. https://www.manualowl.com/m/Alpine/SWS-12D4/Manual/276124 Thanks in advance for any help guys its very much appreciated!
  2. Hello, this is my first post on this site but ive always found this website very useful. I was wondering if someone could teach me some about transmission line enclosures i have a single 15" skar evl 15 that i want to build a t line for. Its gonna be in my room so space isnt a problem. If anyone could shoot me some ideas that would be great. Im aiming for it to be tuned about 30 hertz
  3. Hey guys im doing my first build 3 skar evl 15s dvc 2ohm on a ts 3.5 I was gonna do a flat wall but everyone I know personally who does comps says if this is for me anf not for comps I need to do a fourth order cause it's more musical and has more bandwidth i wanna do demos but really i just love bass I've tried bass box 6 and win isd and on regular ported walls it wasnt a problem to get good response on the graph but when I try it with the 4th order calc no matter what i do I cant get the tuning right i want it tuned where its peaking between 32 and 55 Hz tops I don't know a bunch about it all i know is i love bass and I am a noob to all competitors I've read over an hour a day for 9 months and finally got the basics but still know nothing theres so much to learn but im dedicated i got everything for it ho alt batts subs amp and all power cable ran but cant build the box correctly cause i cant do the specs and don't wanna mess up the subs from doing it wrong I know it's time consuming and has no benefit to you but if someone could please help id be eternally grateful the box max external specs are 42d 36h 40w so it leaves plenty of room for the 2:1. And the subs rec enclosure are 3.5-3.75 sealed 3.5-4.0. Ported thanks so much for even reading this ridiculously long post if someone would help I will build and show results so they can know there time wasnt wasted -hooplah-
  4. I need help with a ported enclosure for three 10" powerbass 10 inch S series subwoofer. I have a width of 32" x 14" in hight x 18" in depth. I want them in seperated chambers. Any help would be appreciated.
  5. ive had this sub sitting around tryin to figure out a good box for it (sub up port back!) its wanting 5 cube after disp. sub disp. is .26 now i want my box 20x38x17 which is about 6.06 cuft. now the port is where im having the most problem cant really figure out the right tuning im wanting about 32 hz ANYONE HELP!? :huh2: :huh2: :huh2: :huh2:
  6. im planning on building a ported box for 2 rf p3 12s tuned at 32hz. Rockford recommends 1.79 cubic feet per sub, unlike most manufacturers who give a range of volume for an enclosure. i know they can be put in a larger enclosure i just dont know how much larger. does anyone have an idea of how many cubic feet of air space would work best for a box tuned at 32hz?
  7. Hey guys, Just started using the SMD forum so sorry if Im not in the right area or something. Im trying to design and build a box for 2, 12in XX Re Audio subs. I currently have a single xx in a 2.25cu ft box tuned to 30hz and it slams. I want to double up the sub though for some more bass. \m/ If anyone can help me design a box Id be really thankful! I dont have any software and looking for someone to just help out I want to do somewhere around 5-6 cu ft tuned anywhere from 30-34hz. Here are some parameters. Re-1.0645 ohm Fs-32.2101hz zmax-12.6341ohm Qes-0.5635 Qms-6.1248 Qts-0.5161 Le-0.9059mH Diam-254mm Sd-50670.7504 mm^2 Vas-29.6566L BL-10.7141 Mms-300.2708g Efficiency- 0.1652% Sensitivity- 84.1993 dB Xmax-54mm Really any help would be great guys. Thanks-Andy.
  8. Can anyone check these plans out and let me know if they would work for the copper coil hdc3.115. I found them from a old post and just want to be sure it will work. I'll be running one hdc3 15 on either the sq 2200 or the crescendo bc2000. It will be in the back of a 1998 jeep cherokee.
  9. I am going to build a fiberglass wakeboard tower enclosure for a friend. He wants 4 x 6"s and one 8 " Sub, all marine application components, no problems there. I will be seperating the 8" enclosure from the rest of the others. The sub will be in the middle, and two 6"s on each side. The glassing, filling, sanding, painting is not the question. My question is should the box be ported or sealed? I have built several enclosures, but all inside a vehicle. This will be wide open, hanging from a wakeboard tower and I want to get the most response from the sub as possible' will there even be a distinct difference? What are your suggestions, follow up questions? Thanks in advance!
  10. Hey guys, im making a box for home theater purposes, and since it has a 0.51 qts, im thinking about 15-16 cubic feet after displacement, tuned to 15, 20 or 25 hz. What do you think for tuning? for home stuff, i was told big enclosures and super low tuning [like, under 25 hz] Edit: im doing a slot port
  11. Hi guys so basically I was wondering if I could use the SMD sunflash alone and on its own (no matting no paint) on the outside of my box to offer protection from the elements of rain ice and snow or if I should just use some standard polyurethane for this? I'm not very familiar with paint products but if I did use the Sunflash resin over the polyurethane my understanding is that there is no mixing required, it is ready to be applied straight out of the can but I do have a few questions/concerns regarding its use... (1)should I sand or prep the smooth MDF wood prior to applying the first coat of resin? (2)should I lightly sand the resin between coats? (3)how many coats should I apply for it to withstand direct exposure to water and moisture? (4)is it best to be rolled or brushed on? (5)how much will a gallon cover on average (6)Lastly does this stuff tend to dry clear or cloudy? Thanks to everyone who took the time to address my needs here and offer any tips experience or advice all input is greatly appreciated!
  12. Hey! i was just wondering if, and if it's smart to use different port sizes for each chamber in the enclosure? I have 2 of the same subwoofer and I have built a couple of boxes now and I have always wodered if I used different tuning for each of the subs and seperate them in 2 chambers if I get more full range bass and still the same high output and soundquality? I was thinking something like 30Hz for one and 40Hz for the other? Right now I have a box witch uses 2 subs in one chamber with 1 port. Will I loose any db by seperating them into chambers? Thanks for any answer
  13. I just ordered two 12" Alpine Type R SWR-12D4 and a Hifonics Brutus Elite 2000.1. I need to build a box to fit in a 2000 Ford Taurus. I am fairly new to the car audio scene so I don't know how many hz to tune the box to or how hard it is. Just looking for a cut list and any suggestions on how I should build this.
  14. Ok so I am building a box for one of my friends. he has a single Soundstream SPLX15. this is my first time using Torres and I am a bit confused between port area and port area per foot. which one should I be looking at to find total port area. the box is about 4 cubes and tuned to 36HZ. I want to get about 50 square inches of port area but I am not sure the difference between port area and port area per foot.
  15. The max dimensions for my vehicle have been reported as 16hx33wx34d. This is my trunk. I'd like to tune the box to about 32-33hZ. The specs of the sub: Fs: 33.4Hz Re: 1.8 Qms: 7.3 Qes: 0.5 Qts: 0.5 Cms: 64.2 uM/N Mms: 352.8g BL: 15.8 N/A Vas: 57.2L Sens: 87.6 1W/1m Le: 1.9 RMS: 1500 watts
  16. P1S4-12 New generation enclosure help needed for 4 cubic ft for two subs sharing the same L port tuned to 34hz a cut sheet if possible please for a Yukon if that helps space is not a factor running a r750/1 fosgate right now they are in a p1x2 Rockford fosgate box
  17. So a friend of mine just got 2 sa 8 v2's and has yet to build a box for them. the last box we made for him (for his HDC3 15) was made with RE box calc and from everything ive learned that is not the way to go. and i have a Macbook so i cant get torres or anything like that. Here is just some of the general info 2010 honda civic 4 door box is in the trunk 2 sa 8 v2's either a sae 1000D or scv 1500d for amp (he hasnt made up his mind yet) max box dimensions are 32 deep 26 wide and 17 height. here is the one major stipulation. For some reason he really wants a labyrinth port box (im assuming that means a multi folded slot port). for reasons im not really sure. basically he said he wants as loud as two 8's can get and still have a musical range. any ideas for something like this? he listens to alot of music that is mostly right around 35 to 45 hz range for the most part but then he likes to go low just to see the sub move basically. i suggested to him around 35ish to 38ish hz for tuning but he just said he wants loud (dont think he fully understands the tuning thing, not that i FULLY understand it either but i have a little better concept of it) the only thing i really dont understand is that he really wants this to be a "labyrinth" port box. any help would be awesome. and sorry for the long post i just wanted to go ahead and knock out alot of the information. Greg
  18. I have a 15 inch obsidian audio v3 dual 2 ohm and i need help with the design of a inverted enclosure. I can do the building part its just the technical part im not good at. I would like it to be tuned to 33-36 hz. I plan on putting around 600-700 watts on it.
  19. your first one was deleted was that not hint enough?
  20. I am doing away with my 4x12 setup and going to a 2x18 setup with Fi sp4's. I plan on running one Crescendo BC 5500 on each subwoofer wired down to a single ohm on each amp.(not strapped.) I wanted to build a custom dual chambered ported box for this setup and so far I have a few ideas of my own but am very unsure if it will give me the most spl and output!!! I can go 48Wx32Hx28L maybe even 33H 39.5x31 face 48x28 top 48x28 bottom 27x31x27x31 port L 26x31x26x31 right 48x31 back 22.5x31x22.5x31 tuned to around 30hz and 32ish after sub displacement.. 8Cubes per sub. too big or? I open for Ideas, I have plenty of power for the amplifiers MM Elite 370 and three HC1800, 60 feet of 1/0 RF OFC
  21. So I've had two Memphis 15's that I picked up about two years ago. They've fared well with my little AudioPipe APSM-1300. But alas, it's time to move on to bigger and better things. For about a year now I've been toying with the idea of using a pair of 18's as daily drivers. I've also wanted an excuse to try out Ampere Audio for just as long. Well, I've decided to take the plunge and do it. Before I move further ahead, I would like to request a review of my enclosure, as well as the driver and amplifier combination. Any feedback, criticism, well wishes, or physics/electronics lessons are greatly appreciated. Is this the beginnings of a poor design, or am I headed down the right path? Before you go any further, please make sure to read this, right here---> The enclosure design is not finished. I have not yet added the port or any gussets. The general specs: 2x PSI Audio Platform 1 18s with the "high performance" option Ampere Audio AA-1200.1 The enclosure (unfinished design): Designed to maximize volume usage in my 2005 Dodge Ram crew cab, while allowing me to still use the rear window for window purposes. ~30 cubic feet volume accounting for driver displacement, but not port and gusset displacement. I expect that the port and gusset displacement will put the enclosure volume right around 20 cubic feet which is where I really want to be.
  22. Got a Skar DDX 12 dual 2 ohm sub 1000w RMS. Christmas gift. Will be going in my 2005 F150 supercrew. I currently have 2 Alpine SWS 10d4 in a sealed Fox Box under the seat with an MB QUART amp, amp come free with the purchase of the 2 subs so it wasnt a bad deal IMO. That system will be going in my wifes Camry, building slot ported box now for it. Anyways im looking for a louder setup, but also musical as well. I am capable of building my own enclosure, so any suggestions would be appreciated. I was thinking somewhere around 2.25 to 2.75 cu ft after displacements tuned around 35 hz with a 6" aero port but am open to other designs. I have never had an aero port design, always slot ports and was curious to try it out. i have yet to purchase an amp for the sub and was looking into the Skar RP 1500 wired to 1 ohm but am also aware of box rise...so may save a little more for a bit larger amp. Also would like to add that i will be setting the box on the floor in place of where the smaller portion of the rear seat will fold up, for now anyways. Thanks in advance.
  23. Hello, I want to run 2 PSI platform 1 12s on 2k, my voltage does not dip below 12.8 so i will be getting right around rated. I have a screenshot to show the upgrades, Biggest box i can fit is 34"wide 15" tall and 23" in length I would like for the box to be tuned so i can play slowed bass songs about as low as 26hz if the small space i have will allow it I would like a slot port design with the subs and port on the same side (center port) Thanks for looking and hopefully you can help me out! -Mike-
  24. Single 15 in a Dodge Mega Cab. Took some creative box design but it slams!! About 4 cubes and tuned to 34 hertz. Seats have to be down to allow for excursion. Seat just touches surround when it's up.
  25. basically as the title says. i was planning on a .75 ft^3 box for a single 8, but have been reconsidering that option since most people have been saying that the box has to be huge because of the port. I wanted the ported vs the sealed cause i didn't want to lose out on the low stuff 30 Hz and below.
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