Re: Building a subwoofer box
I used to build custom boxes back in the early 90's.... a lot of prep and research goes into box.. in regards to sub specs ( what air volume it calls for, type of enclosure.. be it isobaric, sealed, ported, etc... ) To make a sub perform at it's best, you need to know all of these requirements prior to building just a 'box'. Sound waves can be canceled out within a square box unless you incorporate baffles into it, therefore.. I recommend a trapezoid type box to minimize this from happening. If you are truly inspired to build your own enclosure, don't rush into it and do your research on your subs, find out what the specs are and VAS ( air volumes ) to let it perform at it's best. You must also know if it was intended for a sealed or ported configuration... it makes a difference. Typically sealed boxes produce a tight, thumping bass and require less air volume ( if sub is designed for it ) and the ported boxes are much bigger and required a lot of air space for the 'booming' base. The port(s) in this type of enclosure can be used to 'tune' the frequency of the output by port diameter and length. Sometimes you can achieve better tuning with the use of 2 smaller ports over one big one.
Like I said... you have some research to get to....
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