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If you have some suggestions for any subs that use a small box and sound pretty good, post your suggestions.
 

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my eclipses are 10" , and each one requires > 1 ft^2... for optimum performance
 
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Originally posted by afi292@Mar 23 2004, 04:43 PM
my eclipses are 10" , and each one requires > 1 ft^2... for optimum performance
Try .55 cu feet sealed for the idq.
Dunno if they hit as hard as the ecplise, its more of an sq than spl sub.
 

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The Kicker L5 and L7 are okay, but the older Kicker Solobaric D series is just freaking awesome. Try .66 cf for the 12" and it sounds amazing. Way better sq and comparable SPL to the L7s that are out now.
 

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Originally posted by qaz-@Mar 23 2004, 09:05 PM
Look into making an iso-baric box. Harder hit from smaller box.
iso baric = more money + more space that it takes up.

since you are using two subs for an isobaric set up then you have to make space to mont both of the woofers and seal both of them off. it does esentially reduce the required box space by 1/3... but this is used more commonly in set ups where you need more space but only have so much. in other words, it makes the woofer think there is more box there, but it requires more space than running a single woofer.

if you want a small box woofer look at stereo integrity or adire audio. the stereo integruty 12 requires less than .5 cubes (note that the eclipse 10's listed above took more space than this 12
). the stereo integrity magnum is, in my oppinion, THE small box sub.
 

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I have a jbl GTI 10". Its a little beast. It uses a .75 ft^2 sealed box. These subs are a lil pricey and hard to find, but i love it.

Heres just a sample pic, cuz my setup is lacking aesthetic appeal.
 

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I have 8 inch kicker l5's. They're actually awesome. Small lil things. 1/3 to 3/4 of a cubic foot of air needed and they are loud. If u do a little math, they are only 8 inches across, but 11.2 diagonally...i'd assume....Best of both worlds? eaither way, they sound great for rock etc...nice and punchy...just how i like it
 

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No, this is what you do. Get whatever size box you want and any sub you want. No matter what the recommended sub box is get the one you want. After you get it. Pack it...use poly fill (stuff in pillows) to pack in the box. The sub will "think" the box is bigger than it is. You can "trick" a sub makin it think it's in a much much bigger box. Packing can make the sub think it's in a box that is 35%-50% bigger than the one that it's actually in. It works I swear to god. If you have any other questions just ask.
 

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Originally posted by surfrh2o@Mar 30 2004, 06:33 PM
No, this is what you do. Get whatever size box you want and any sub you want. No matter what the recommended sub box is get the one you want. After you get it. Pack it...use poly fill (stuff in pillows) to pack in the box. The sub will "think" the box is bigger than it is. You can "trick" a sub makin it think it's in a much much bigger box. Packing can make the sub think it's in a box that is 35%-50% bigger than the one that it's actually in. It works I swear to god. If you have any other questions just ask.
if anyone wants to know how this works. it works like this..


The polyfill slows down the sound waves making it take longer to reach the walls of the box, hence making it "bigger" kthanxbye
 

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If your bucks are limited, you might try the Quatro line of subwoofers by Dayton at Parts Express
 
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