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Im a lil late but ive just decided to build my own boxes with the help of pops (carpenter) but i just had a few questions i know size of box matters on space u have to use but does it benefit to use the most space u can or how does it work??
is it according to sub enclosure suggestions??

brings me to next ? if my sub manufacture recommends 32-35 hz tuning will i damage the equipment by tuning low like 26-28hz?

any other tips or suggestions u can throw at me would be appreciated thanks
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Tuning too low will probably not damage the woofer but too much power if you try to play that low when it's unloading will damage the woofer. There's not a whole lot of need to tune below 30 hertz. Each woofer has it's own specs and those specs can be used to get a very reactive box to that specific woofer. Say 1 18 from X company may like 6 cubes and a ported box. But the next woofer from P company may like 4.5 cubes better and may like to be in a sealed enclosure. One may be suitable for bandpass while the other isnt. Etc. Each woofer will have a different response in it's driver specific enclosure.
Best bet is to read some design tutorials, and to once youve gained an undertanding, get a design program even if its just a box calculator and figure it out. You will have to know what to do with the TS parameters of a woofer if you decide to just download a free box calculator.
For basic design you can probably google a good enclosure volume for said woofer, then design off of some basic specs since you will know what to look for.

Or you can pay someone that already has all of this information and knows what they are doing to design you an enclosure and you can build it. Designs range usually from $20 and on up to style of enclosure and per each designer.

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Tuning too low will probably not damage the woofer but too much power if you try to play that low when it's unloading will damage the woofer. There's not a whole lot of need to tune below 30 hertz. Each woofer has it's own specs and those specs can be used to get a very reactive box to that specific woofer. Say 1 18 from X company may like 6 cubes and a ported box. But the next woofer from P company may like 4.5 cubes better and may like to be in a sealed enclosure. One may be suitable for bandpass while the other isnt. Etc. Each woofer will have a different response in it's driver specific enclosure.
Best bet is to read some design tutorials, and to once youve gained an undertanding, get a design program even if its just a box calculator and figure it out. You will have to know what to do with the TS parameters of a woofer if you decide to just download a free box calculator.
For basic design you can probably google a good enclosure volume for said woofer, then design off of some basic specs since you will know what to look for.

Or you can pay someone that already has all of this information and knows what they are doing to design you an enclosure and you can build it. Designs range usually from $20 and on up to style of enclosure and per each designer.

P.M. me if you would like a design.
really appreciate it man, im gonna try an figure it out myself & if i cant ill be sure to hit ya up thanks for the info
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a larger box is usually more effecient ( same output with less power, tends to be able to play lower in most cases, but will bottom out the woofer on less power.
so there are benefits and disadvantages to going larger or smaller on box size, most manufactureres have a recommended volume and tuning (if recommended for ported boxes) and those are a good starting point. not all designers charge as much as $20 for a design and some charge more than double that. usually you are paying for their level of knowledge and what their time is worth to them. some will do free designs i have been known to do them from time to time. and most of us are of course wiling to offer free advice and helpful hints. if you have any questions regarding a specific driver please feel free to ask me or post into this thread. for your first box, you want to get the basics down. learning to calculate volume on your own et cetera
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No problem. Best thing to do before you jump into it is read as many tutorials as you possibly can and comprehend. Do a few weeks of good solid research on it before you jump in and build an enclosure that you're not happy with. You can download Torress Box calculator just google it. It is a nice helper for figuring in displacement, and getting a basic idea of what your'e doing. I designed quite a few of my own enclosures using that program before I got ahold of a good design modeling program.
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a larger box is usually more effecient ( same output with less power, tends to be able to play lower in most cases, but will bottom out the woofer on less power.
so there are benefits and disadvantages to going larger or smaller on box size, most manufactureres have a recommended volume and tuning (if recommended for ported boxes) and those are a good starting point. not all designers charge as much as $20 for a design and some charge more than double that. usually you are paying for their level of knowledge and what their time is worth to them. some will do free designs i have been known to do them from time to time. and most of us are of course wiling to offer free advice and helpful hints. if you have any questions regarding a specific driver please feel free to ask me or post into this thread. for your first box, you want to get the basics down. learning to calculate volume on your own et cetera

i just read some tutorials & it kinda changed my mind lol but im sure after reading more an doin more research it will become more natural but if not i may have to start off with just getting designs from experienced folks an just start building first maybe that would give me more knowledge
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i just read some tutorials & it kinda changed my mind lol but im sure after reading more an doin more research it will become more natural but if not i may have to start off with just getting designs from experienced folks an just start building first maybe that would give me more knowledge
it defiantely helps, and asking questions is important.
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