does the shape of an enclosure matter if the volume is right?

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  1. Elderain

    Elderain New Member

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    uh topic says it all. Does the shape of my box matter, as long as the chamber for the sub is the right is the right volume? I can make the chamber wider, less deep and a cube, or make it in the shape of an L, but skinnier, and deeper (which is what id rather) but I dont know if the shape matters.
     
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    Nope, for subwoofers the shape doesnt matter (unless your enclosure is REALLY big like 5 feet in one dimension or something).
     
  3. LBKornhusker

    LBKornhusker Muscular cyborg German dude dances with sexy Frenc

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    Yeah, as long as it's not a really irregular shape, it'll be fine.
     
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    so what happens if its a really irregular shape?:ugh:
     
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    think about it this way... subwoofers operate properly by the amount of air resistence the enclosure provides, so if the air flow is choked by narrow parts of the box and make it operate like its actually smaller cuz the air wont flow freely then youll have peformance matching a smaller enclosure.

    for the most part, you need to do something extremely odd to effect air flow inside an enclosure... unless its shaped like an "F" or something retarded like that you should be fine.

    xr... your username looks familier :wavey:
     

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