What size box do I need for a 15 inch sub?
Subwoofer Box 15"
|Top / Bottom||25.59" × 16.33"||2|
|Front||22.93" × 15.91"||1|
|Rear||25.59" × 15.91"||1|
|Left||14.92" × 15.91"||1|
Do subs hit harder in a ported box?
If you like your music “boomy”, vibrating your car's body panels, you want to consider a ported (vented) enclosure. These types of enclosures, when built with the properly calculated volume and tuned to the correct frequency for the subwoofer, are generally louder than a sealed enclosure. via
Does a ported box give more bass?
You get more output than you would from a sealed box at any given amplifier wattage. Some people prefer the sound of ported boxes for rock, heavy metal, or any hard-driving music. Ported boxes can deliver deeper bass than sealed boxes, though they need to be much larger than sealed enclosures to accomplish that. via
Is it better to have a ported subwoofer box? (video)
Does a ported box make subs louder?
A ported subwoofer contains the woofer and one or more ports, which allows the air to escape out of the box (vented). This is what gives you the bigger and louder sound out of one box because there are two different mechanisms that are moving the air -- the port and the woofer. via
Which way should subwoofer port face? (video)
Which is better sealed or ported?
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. via
How can I make my car subs hit harder?
How do you tune a ported box? (video)
Does subwoofer box shape matter?
Yes, the shape certainly can have a huge effect on the sound of the system. via
Can I seal a ported sub box?
Yes as long as it is mostly sealed it will function as a sealed box. If you push the cone in(evenly and firmly/and don't smash the dustcap) it should come back out slowly. If you push the cone in and it comes back too fast then it's not sealed well enough. via
How do I get more bass on my subwoofer?
Does port location matter sub box?
It should not really matter as long as you have plenty of open space in front of the port. In other words you do not want to place a rear ported sub or speaker right up against a wall. via
What are good bass boost settings?
Bass exists between about 20Hz and 200Hz.
If you want to maximize your bass-heavy music, you need to adjust your equalizer within the 20-200Hz range by boosting the decibels (dB) in that range. via
What should I set subwoofer phase to?
Typically, though, phase is left at 0° for most applications. While seated in your listening sweet spot, play music with bass content that is familiar to you and then have someone switch the 0/180 phase switch on the sub to 180-degrees. This will let you determine if the bass sounds louder in your seating position. via
Are Subs louder with the windows down?
Registered. Personally, I think the sub sounds better with the windows up(more controlled sounding), and yes, louder with the windows down. via
How big should subwoofer port be?
However, the port size is determined by the square footage of a subwoofer box. The optimal amount for this type of enclosure would be 16-20 inches deep, with an 18-inch depth being the most common. If the port is too large, it will actually decrease output and extension rather than increase them. via
Why does my Sub not hit hard?
If your subwoofer sounds good when the volume is low, but does not hit hard enough when you increase the volume, your amplifier is too small. Motor Problems: This is not very common, but a weak subwoofer could be caused by a problem with the motor. The fuse or the battery could blow, damaging the motor. via
Does bigger box mean deeper bass?
the bigger the box, the lower they will hit. to a point. when you get to big it will all just sound like sh.it. if you want really deep bass look at the specs for the box that they tell you and just go slightly bigger if you want. via
How much louder is a ported box then sealed?
Here is an example of the difference between a sealed box (red) and a ported box (yellow). I've seen a ported enclosure tuned to ~60Hz and set up for SPL, that had a gain of something like +9dB which is tremendous. that's roughly double the volume perceived by your ears. via
Is a bass tube better than a box?
If contour alignment is important then go with the bass tubes, if you are willing to sacrifice space and want more power in your sub (I am biased to say that most car owners prefer loudness over clarity when it comes to bass), then a box sub will provide you that effect. It is expensive but not by much. via
How do I make my subwoofer sound better in my trunk?
Classic example of the bass reflecting off the trunk lid and cancelling with the direct sound. Best solution is to aim the subwoofer so it fires at the rear of the car, and then move the subwoofer as far to the back of the trunk lid as possible. You essentially want the sub firing into the back of the license plate. via
Why do subwoofers have holes?
The pressure resisting the movement of the woofer is greater when it is mounted in a box. The smaller the box, the greater the resistance to movement. One way to relieve some of that pressure is by punching a hole in the box. via
Is a subsonic filter necessary?
Registered. Yes, you definitely want to run a subsonic filter when using a ported box. The port acts as part of your subwoofers suspension and once you're below the tuning frequency it becomes an extra stress on the soft parts and loses it's ability to maintain linear control over your cone movement. via
Will a capacitor make my subs louder?
A: Not really. A cap prevents the sound from deteriorating due to under-voltage, but doesn't actually improve the sound. It supports the amplifier by feeding it the power it needs for short bursts. So, while not improving sound quality directly, a cap does make it easier for the amp to perform its best. via
Should you polyfill a ported box?
It is possible to use polyfill in a ported enclosure, but this is not recommended, as it would then change the tuning of the box. Sealed subwoofer boxes generally yield a better, flatter frequency response curve when the enclosure is larger (to a certain point). via
How do I know my port size?
The port area is in square inches, meaning it takes height times width to calculate total area. A port 4 inches high by 4 inches wide would calculate as 4 x 4= 16 in2. In our example box, we have an inside height of 14.5 inches. To calculate the slot width, divide 54.5 sq. via
How do I know what port to tune in? (video)
How thick should a subwoofer box be?
A subwoofer box should be ¾” thick especially if you are using medium density fiberboard (MDF) as the subwoofer enclosure's material. This is so it can withstand the air pressure circulating inside the subwoofer. Sometimes, ½” thickness is acceptable for smaller subwoofers. via
What do you put inside a subwoofer box? (video)
How do you calculate speaker box?
You simply measure the height, width and depth (in inches), multiply them together and then divide that number by 1728. If the box has internal measurements of 6" high*18" wide*12" deep then the volume of the box is 1296/1728=. 75 ft^3. The diagram below shows how you would measure the dimensions of the box. via
How do I build a 15 inch subwoofer box? (video)
How does port length affect sound?
Longer port = lower tuning. Shorter port = higher tuning. What tuning to use depends on several factors (speaker, box, what kind of response curve you're going for, etc.) and it significantly changes the sound. via
What does stuffing a sub box do?
The sound wave coming off the back of your subwoofer reacts with the air contained in the box. Polyester fiber stuffing slows down sound waves inside the box, making the subwoofer perform as if the box were bigger. via
Can you stuff a ported box?
Stuffing a ported box upsets the box tuning, and if sufficiently stuffed it even alters the transfer function, effectively turning it into a sealed cab. Not recommended. via
How do you build a port tube? (video)