Year, Make, Model:
2012 Acura TSX
Make, Model, Size, How many:
Image Dynamics IDQ12 D2V4 12" 1 Subwoofer
How much power per sub:
My amp is rated for this in RMS:
350 Watts @ 4Ω
600 Watts @ 2Ω
850 Watts @ 1Ω
But my sub is rated for 750 RMS and its wired to 1 ohm. So i'm not sure if I should be pushing it past 750 RMS. Although my sub is currently sitting in a sealed 1.25 cubes box I built and it starts distorting once I turn the gain on the amp too much which makes sense since im starting to push it 100 RMS over its recommend power. Do ported boxes allow for more power to be pushed to the sub without distortion since the air is allowed to escape? In other words could I run my sub at 800-850 RMS in a ported 2 cubes box without distortion.
If I cant ill run at the 750 RMS level.
SPL or SQ:
I definitely am more going for SPL. This sub was far too quiet for my liking in a sealed box. I listen mostly to all sorts of EDM which I want more bass feedback for.
5. Sealed or ported
6. Sub/port placement
My plan was to make a slot type port with a snake type pattern instead of the traditional L shaped. Thats if my max dimensions would allow it. I also heard this is more smart for better support.
7. Max dimensions
30L x 21W x 19H
8. Desired NET vol and tuning
2 cu ft and 30 hz
9) Additional comments
Many builders and designers also offer several options you can add if you would like. These are some of the more common options. If you want something you don't see listed feel free to ask.
Double baffle:I think I should get double baffle where I mount the subwoofer. Also would the port walls need this?
45's in all inside corners: Is there any reason for this? Does is add support or make the air move more smoothly?