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It takes software, and knowing all of the specific specifications of your subwoofer of choice. I can help you design the box if you'd like, after my rig is back up and running. All you have to do, is tell me what you want it to sound like, and I'll get you the dimensions of the box (cubic feet, port length, and port width).

If its going in a car, knowing the EXACT measurements that you have to fit into your car will help a lot too.
Well I've not got the car yet, still decided between a few. Need one that is cheap on insurance, insurance in the UK is crazy. It will likely be a Corsa, saxo, Lupo, fiesta or a polo.
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Well I've not got the car yet, still decided between a few. Need one that is cheap on insurance, insurance in the UK is crazy. It will likely be a Corsa, saxo, Lupo, fiesta or a polo.
And I don't know ANY of those cars being in the States, lol. When you get the car, take some precise measurements of the trunk area. We'll make it fit.
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@pioneer: unrelated to the topic discussion..i really wish you would type parts-express, because without the hyphen i always read it differently
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And I don't know ANY of those cars being in the States, lol. When you get the car, take some precise measurements of the trunk area. We'll make it fit.
Okay, so i bought a Lupo earlier on today. It has a retardedly small boot. I pick it up tomorrow so i will have dimensions tomorrow .
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post #35 of 39
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And I don't know ANY of those cars being in the States, lol. When you get the car, take some precise measurements of the trunk area. We'll make it fit.
Not got measurements yet but i've been looking at this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Double-D...#ht_500wt_1139

I was reading the specs of it and it says it can output:
4ohms power and max 600ohms audio power. Is this adequate enough power for my system (Subs and car door speakers)?

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post #36 of 39
No, just no. You're not going to power subwoofers off 12w RMS per channel (at best).
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post #37 of 39
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No, just no. You're not going to power subwoofers off 12w RMS per channel (at best).
That wont do then. What would you recommend?
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Why car audio doesn't work properly in a home application running off of a power supply.

No mater how large of a power supply you get, it can never deliver enough power (amps) to the subwoofers amplifier. The amplifiers that are designed for automotive use, will often draw more amperage than even an automobile battery can supply. An automobile batteries can supply peak amperages of +500 amps, although, a (true) 500W amplifier may only pull 80-100 Amps (@12 - 14V), this is usually enough to cause a temporary drop in voltage from the battery. No power supply can keep up with this, and will never perform like when it is installed in a car. Capacitors are used in cars to remove some of the peak demand from the cars electrical system, by providing extra power to the amplifier during a needed "power surge" requirement from the amp. How many installations have you seen that don't use a capacitor, and the headlights of the car appear to be "sound activated", dimming every time the sub hits a hard note.

Automobile amplifiers typically run off the battery (a more stable power supply) and then the cars alternator (generator [for the UK]), recharges the battery. A typical automobile sound system (of some quality), can not be run off of the power generating system alone, and always requires a quality battery in the mix. That is unless you don't like being able to start the car.
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This thread isn't aimed at house speakers anymore. We have chosen subs and an amp, I now need to know which stereo to use. The car has a Bosch battery, a good one and can deliver 160amps.
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