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As the title suggests: What are the pros and cons of a bigger / smaller sub box? I know that in a ported box, bigger = more effecient, but smaller = more power before reaching excursion limits.

Does the still apply to sealed boxes? Will it affect frequency roll off in any way?

And one more question: Even though a sub may not be recommended for a sealed box, could I still do it? I like the tight feel of a sealed box more, but my favorite sub that I have in my current box is only recommended for a ported box.

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I would go with a ported box, plus the sub says to do so. And it's good to have a big ported box but don't go too big or else your sub will sound like ass. And yes you could put it in a sealed box but it will shorten the life of your sub


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the size of the box mostly plats with the pressure inside the box. small box = more pressure. the pressure is a part of the speakers suspension. thats why you can put more power to a sub in a smaller box. subs designed for ported boxes already have a stiff suspension and dont perform well in sealed boxes. while subs that can work well in sealed boxes have very loose suspension.

you could go with a small ported box tuned to about 32hz and still get a nice punchy sound.


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bigger box less power smaller box more power to get loud


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only time i would build a smaller box is if i'm running more power to my subs than they're used to handling (do that with a bigger box and it'll blow sooner)

its not that itll blow, itll tear itself apart. if the coil goes out in a large box its more likely that the coil slammed into the bottom plate hard enough to bend something.

skullz - im going off of my logic for that one, not fact. im pretty sure its correct but i could easily be wrong.


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How about for efficiency's sake? Lets just assume same sub, same power to the speaker, etc... Would a smaller or louder box get louder? Would a different size box affect high / low frequency response?

Again, assuming it is a sealed box. I know about it with ported, but not with sealed.

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Playing with port area and tuning can also allow you to run more than rated power in a larger box without have mechanical problems i.e. Bottoming out...


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Only variable being the sealed enclosure size, the larger box would have a lower F3 than the smaller one.


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