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I hope you sell a ton ,and get rich so you can employ a team to assemble those in the US so we can all have them .
best of luck Bro.
best of luck Bro.
I have yet to see someone calculate expected resonance or distortion from backwaves in sub boxes. Too many variables.I totally agree with those ideas given the restraints of the allowable space of a fixed enclosure .
so if we do the math considering resonance and accounting for this issue a little more depth , May attribute to better SQ.
It's not a matter of strength with regard to holding the pressure created by the woofer; it's a matter of resonance created by the sound waves and harmonics. Extremely strong materials will still resonate. I will admit, this is an issue of high end sound quality and not something that most people wanting a bit more oomph will really care about.I get the Fiberglass thick enoug that it doesn't flex and it gets strong enough to handle the force of the woffer and they do sound good. The boxes that I do get close to one cubic foot so most 10s and 12s work in a one cubic foot box. The boxes are not for a total audio nut that wants perfect sound they are made to give the customer some good low end sound not perfect low end sound.
Who are you asking?Will a duel coil 8 inch by polk give any more sound quality ,or perform with out the back wave distortion?
Have you built any down firing enclosures ? Experiment/
To note, I didn't say there are no subs in existence that will sound good in 1 cubic foot. I simply pointed out that the statement claiming that most subs will sound "good" in 1 cubic foot is incorrect. There are at least a dozen affordable subwoofers I can recommend that will sound great in one of his 1 cubic foot fiberglass boxes. The key is knowing which subwoofers those are.There's some good info being shared here but it's important to note that some folks are going to go the path of least resistance and for them this may be a a great solution. Especially if they want a small box that is out of the way and occupies as little space as possible in the trunk. Sure there will probably be a sacrifice in SQ or db level, but that is the sacrifice that gets made when you start looking for compact ways to hide what often times takes up a larger amount of space when done to proper (or exact) specifications. I think the factor that will offer the greatest divider for some will be the price point for this solution. I know what I would be willing to pay for convenience but I also know what I would be willing to pay for quality. He'll just have to account for the fact that if it isn't going to be tolerable (in terms of internal volume) then anyone could go find a prefabbed single sub box (yeah still junk) from most brick and mortars for around 20 - 30 bucks and it would serve as a basic platform to amplify bass with similar qualities.