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decided i wanna build my own sub box, ideas?

anybody know a good design? gonna go with a 12" sub. not exactly sure which one yet, but im sure the box design should highly depend on the sub i get.

just lookin for some general ideas. i can get some MDF for free at work because they're scraps so i'm good to go as far as that haha
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It really all depends on your sub. If it doesn't require much airspace then you can get away with a smaller box. My sub likes a little more airspace so my box is kinda big.
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I love the way my box is designed, it's ported and fits a 10"

I think a 12" won't be too much bigger

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Get your scrawny little 10 outta here Justin.
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Get your scrawny little 10 outta here Justin.
I know, don't worry next year I'm doing a big upgrade

But my sub hits hard, I got 115db's last time I measured
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I want to get my truck metered.
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Ive never measured mine, The have a db meter app for iPhone but i dont think it would work...
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Where did you buy your db measuring tape, i couldn't find one at autozone =(,
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A family friend of mine is a doctor and a certified audiologist, he owns a decibel meter, a nice one
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=O thats highly convenient lol, iv wanted to buy myself a termlab setup for 2 mics and the rta mic to be able to legitimately tune myself one of those 30 band eq's and do meters and db drags for fun.
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=O thats highly convenient lol, iv wanted to buy myself a termlab setup for 2 mics and the rta mic to be able to legitimately tune myself one of those 30 band eq's and do meters and db drags for fun.
That sounds like what my friend wants to buy, he does a lot of audio setups and such
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Its the best cost effective all in one solution for certified db metering and visual rta that iv ever seen, id love to get it but tis expensive lol, ill get it one day iv been slowly moving in the direction of my own business and it would be an absolute need by then.
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Here this will help, used it a few times when building boxes for people...Rockford Fosgate® - Woofer BoxWizard
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^ If that one is too complicated for you, you can use this one. I used it for my box. Very helpful
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^ If that one is too complicated for you, you can use this one. I used it for my box. Very helpful
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re calc has been shown to be inaccurate. download winISD beta.

Simple EDU: How to design a ported box

^^^^this will help with winISD

i can also help u out with a design, pm me.
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I love the way my box is designed, it's ported and fits a 10"

I think a 12" won't be too much bigger


i just replaced that amp... i hated it! now i gots a new amp! alpine v power 500w mono...much better!
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re calc has been shown to be inaccurate. download winISD beta.

Simple EDU: How to design a ported box

^^^^this will help with winISD

i can also help u out with a design, pm me.
I wish I would've known that before I used it to make my box haha
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i just replaced that amp... i hated it! now i gots a new amp! alpine v power 500w mono...much better!
yea, that amp and sub are getting upgraded someday. It was cheap and I didn't know hardly anything about audio when I bought it
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