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    Floors to my Plan??

    Ok so I'm after a bit (well as much as possible) more Bass to my sound system, but as ever I'm a tight git so wanna do it quite cheap lol

    Seeing as the cabby doesnt have enough boot space for a ready made 12" box I was planning on using the spare wheel well as my box and just sealing and screwing a Round piece of MDF over the well for the sub to sit in! It will deffo be airtight so not worried about that.

    Heres the sub in question...

    http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/prod...d4_p-24021.htm


    Any adverse comments before i get carried away with it? lol

    I want the bass to be as low as poss, and would ideally like to port the enclosure.

    Amp I will be using is this one, ( i know not many people like that make but have a few friends all with good reviews of their products)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4000w-Subwoofe...item439902ec33
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    Recommended box size for that sub is 0.5-1 Cu Ft, boxing in the entire spare wheel well will give you a box that is too large. Best to do a bit of measuring up & get the calculator out.

    TBH, you'll find very few people, who are involve with car audio, that will have anything good to say about "The Loudest.com" equipment. It has a reputation of being "cheap & nasty" and is usually sold using grossly over rated power figures.
    A proper 1Kw amp should be costing you at least 4 times the price of that.
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    ok thanks for the insight there....

    Could you possibly give me a bit of info on what effects the wrong size box has on sound quality/ bass reproduction? and how important it is to get it right?

    Ideally I'd like to port the enclosure for extra low bass... am I barking up the wrong tree here?

    Thanks SQ man!
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    completely off topic but mark likes your avatar!!
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    haha who's Mark?? lol

    If you look closely you can see that they are actually dog rough!! lol
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    me! lol
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    D'Ohhhhhhhhhh sorry Mark lol

    My names Cuthbert but i just think Cabriomatt has a nice ring to it lmao
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    Lmao! anyway I'm off out your thread as i have absolutely no knowledge of ICE what so ever! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabriomatt View Post
    ok thanks for the insight there....

    Could you possibly give me a bit of info on what effects the wrong size box has on sound quality/ bass reproduction? and how important it is to get it right?

    Ideally I'd like to port the enclosure for extra low bass... am I barking up the wrong tree here?

    Thanks SQ man!
    A sub in a wrong sized box will never perform or sound right. It won't reproduce the bass accurately, or may seem held back, all depends on whether the box is too small or too large.
    Ported boxes, in general, are larger but you would need to run the T-S figures for that sub through a box design program to see what size box & port is reccommended. You might run into problems with physically fitting a port into such a shallow box.

    Your biggest problem with getting bass is the car you have, cabrio's are known to suffer this because of the way they're made, i.e. all that metal framework gets in the way when the roofs down, & the soft roof doesn't help when trying to keep bass in the car.
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