Quick Answer: How Do I Know What Size Woofer Box I Need?

What size box do I need for a 12 inch sub?

Subwoofer Box for 12″ParameterValueBox External Dimensions Width x Height x Depth23.62″ x 13.78″ x 16.86″Material Thickness0.63″Net Internal Volume2.30 ft3Tuning Frequency35 Hz3 more rows.

What is better ported box or sealed?

Ported enclosures are typically used to get more output from the same power of an amplifier than a sealed enclosure because they are more efficient. They will also have more overall output than a sealed enclosure which means they can play louder overall. This gain in output comes at a small cost.

How do I make my sub box louder?

One of the best ways to improve its sound is to fill it with Polyfill. What happens here is that by adding polyfill, the air inside the box slows down, giving a deeper and richer bass sound. Make sure to seal it tightly for a better effect.

Are Square subs better than round?

While square subwoofers have more surface area to move more air, traditional round subwoofers are generally better sounding because they are easier to control. The more accurately the subwoofer is controlled the higher the sound quality reproduced.

Does stuffing a sub box help?

Polyester fiber stuffing slows down sound waves inside the box, making the subwoofer perform as if the box were bigger. Use 1 to 1-1/2 pounds of stuffing per cubic foot of box volume.

Does box size matter on subwoofers?

When it comes to subwoofers, the answer’s yes; size matters greatly. If you have a couple of 8″ drivers in a box you’re calling a subwoofer, you’re going to be disappointed if you follow the setup steps we’ll be discussing – because you won’t get the results we’re getting.

What size box do I need for a 10 inch subwoofer?

A good rule of thumb is to add at least 2 to 3 inches to the size of the subwoofer. For example, a 10-inch sub should have a front panel at least 12 to 13 inches square. Size the depth of the box to create the volume you require for your box.

What size box do I need for a 15 inch subwoofer?

Subwoofer Box for 15″DetailSizeQuantityTop / Bottom25.59″ x 16.33″2Front22.93″ x 15.91″1Rear25.59″ x 15.91″1Left14.92″ x 15.91″13 more rows

Can you put a 12 inch sub in a 10 inch box?

Not likely. The box dimensions and port size are specific to not only the size of the subwoofer, but also the specific subwoofer. Two different 12″ subwoofers may have entirely different enclosure specifications, and almost always do.

How much airspace does my subwoofer need?

According to the JL Audio website, the recommended volume space for a 12-inch subwoofer is 1.25 cubic feet. For a 10-inch woofer, the volume recommendation is 0.625 cubic feet, and the recommendation for an eight-inch speaker is 0.375 cubic feet.

What is the best sub box for deep bass?

Bbox E12DSV Dual 12” Shared Vented Carpeted Subwoofer Enclosure. The Bbox E12DSV is one of the best speaker box designs for deep bass and designed to work with almost all modern subwoofers. The box is built from hardwood MDF coupled with true mitered corners.

What happens if a subwoofer box is too big?

A bigger box will have less overall output; but may have more output at lower frequencies due to it’s increased low frequency extension. But, if you go too big, you’ll loose both overall output and low frequency output (extension).

Does a bigger box make subs louder?

a bigger box makes it louder at a note just above the tunning hz. but the other notes it will not be as loud. it makes the box peak more and be loud in a smaller area other than many notes.

What happens if a subwoofer box is too small?

anyway, if your box is too small you need to run higher wattage to the speaker. The small size of the box makes it harder for the speaker to move. As the speaker moves, the pressure difference inside the box is increased due to the small size of the box.