Hello everyone i am building a custom ported box by myself for my 2 12" alpine swr-1242D. I have read alot about building boxes and how everything works but now i just want to see if all my calculations are right. Ok so my box dimmensions are (lxwxh) 35x15x15. Im going to put a divider in and minus 4 inches in the front because im gonna make it snazzy and put a piece of plexiglass across the front and have neons and leds inside. Well anyway it came out to 1.671 ft3 for eachside of the box without calculating any ports or anything. Now i calculated the ports with this http://www.reaudio.com/speaker_box/LPort_Box_Calc.html I tuned the box to 37hz( is that a good frequncy for rap and techno?)It came up with a width of 1.5, height of 14.5 and a length of 26 inches for a slot port on each side. And now its 1.33 ft3. is that correct? IM using 3/4 mdf. i want it to be superrr loud and be able to set off car alarms.
The box isn't big enough... aim for around 2~2.25cf per chamber after port displacement. If you want to hit lower I would tune it around 32-34hz, but 37 might be ok for what you listen to. Maybe aim for around 22~26 sq inch port opening for each port. See what this leaves you with...
Hopefully some people that have first hand experience with R's can give input.
Crutchfield says a ported box for this sub should be between 0.75-2.0. so i thought 1.3 would work out pretty well. i cant really make the box bigger because i have a jeep wrangler and those are like the max dimmensions i can use. and the sq inch port oppening comes out to 21 so that should be fine.
No i divided it and made 2 ports one on each side for each speaker ill upload a pic.
could you maybe provide me with your plans haha? the only problem is that i have limited room so thats why i came up with such a small box. and would the 2.0 ft3 be including the port length and stuff? Would i be better of making it a sealed box?? i want to do this prject this weekend so i appreciate eveyones help if you can give it to me
Well how about me going with one 15? i was just reading about the Alpine SWR-1542D and they got really good reviews so how about i take that box im building and make it tro fit 1 15" type r and make it like 3.5 ft3 with a port to tune it to 35 hz? i think that would be a really good idea but i dont know. but may i ask a question why is the plaxiglass is a bad thing? so now i might just make a slot on the one side of the box in the front to display my amp with a piece of plexiglass? in my opinion that would be cool but if its gonna break or do something bad i wont do it. and i was thinking about using a Hifonics Brutus 1608D is that any good?? i would like to push the sub about 900 rms
you could use your design just put the sub or subs on top (not on the plexi) that way looking through the plexi you could see the magnet. I dont suggest putting the amp on the box... that is a good way to damage it. I think using your idea have the plexi in front and a 15 on top and take out the divider. You could make the box around 3 cuft and i think that would give you enough airspace for the sub and enough to port it.
i was thinking about your idea and i like it. but wouldnt that blow the plexi glass out though?? the reason i wanted the plexiglass was to protect the front of the sub from getting punchured and thanks for all your help.i made the box (lxwxh)35x17x15 In the re calculator the box is 4.0 cubic feet withoug the port and then when i add the port its about 3 cubic feet. port is 3 inches wide, 15 height and 26 inches long
It won't blow out if you have it in securely. If you did it your original way it would be like a bandpass box, but it wouldn't be properly calculated so it would sound bad. If your worried about the sub just get a grill for it.
Alright i went with the idea of a 15 inch type r. And i dont want a grill cause i want to enlose the sub so it looks cool with the leds but if you think it will really sound shitty i will just get a grill. also another question is a Hifonics brutus 1608D a good amp?? and my new port came out to be 3 inches is that ok or would that be too big of a slot hole???
the port will be on top of the box 3 inches wide,15.5 inches height, and 27 inches long.(35hz) ive never seen anyone with a 3 inch wide slot port so i was wondering if it was alright??? and i found a good way to seal my box and make it like concrete, you get some fiberglass resin and slosh it around inside the box and let it sit untill dried, i read that it will cover up the pores in the wood and it will almost make the box unbreakable! thanks for all your help ill post pictures next week