I need help with my sub box!

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  1. Lanzar

    Lanzar OT Supporter

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    I have 2 sealed boxes... my subs call for a minimum of .88 cubic feet of air space and a max of 1.66 cubic feet, now box 1 is my larger box and gives each sub 1.49 cubic feet and box 2 gives them each 1.093 cubic feet..

    I listen to mostly rock and some rap which box would give me a better sound?

    Speakers are 2 Audiobahn 12's 2ohm each running on a kenwood 8101D (@1 ohm)

    Also if I invert my subs (point them into the box) do I have to reverse the way I wire them (ie: negative on sub to positive on amp) so that they will move in the opposite direction?
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    i'd go with the lager box, because you also have to subtract the displacement of the woofer. when inverting the sub, you should reverse the polarity.
     
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    Lanzar OT Supporter

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    Thanks a lot :)
     
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    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    Box size will depend on how much power your giving the subs. If you're giving them quite a bit (more than RMS) then go with the smaller box. If you're underpowering them then go with the larger.
     
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    Lanzar OT Supporter

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    hmm, they say 600 RMS and I'm only giving them 500...
     
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    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    You can always check them both and see which one you like more. But I'd opt for the bigger box.
     
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    Lanzar OT Supporter

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    Well I tried them both, the little box sounded alright but the bigger box is much better :)

    you guys are awesome
     

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