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  1. imhungnurnot

    Subwoofer Enclosure Help!! (2) SA-8's

    Hey guys, I'm pretty experienced with car audio so I decided I'd give home audio a try. I am VERY disappointed with the output of the subwoofer/enclosure. I think its due to poor driver selection and poor box design. However, I would like to salvage my build. I just want to know if I am wasting my time or if I should start allover again. I would really like to modify my current box if possible. Goals: The main use is for music, possibly some video gaming, and possibly some movies. Background: To begin, I had a pair of SA-8's in my car then when the v2's came out I decided that I would get a pair of v2's for my car and put the old pair in my house. This was mainly an excuse to cough up the money for the new v2's lol. So I bought a BASH 500W plate amplifier to power the pair. I then designed a box that I thought was a good design. I started off with the box design from my car. 1.3cuft with one 4" aero port tuned to 35Hz. I decided that I would need to increase the box volume since I would have less power to drive the woofers. I decided to go with 1.8cuft. I also dropped the tuning frequency to 26Hz. Pictures: Here is a picture of the setup in my car, and below is a couple of pictures of the enclosure I built for my house. Problems: First off, I noticed the speakers moving a lot and hardly any air moving the the port. Things shake in the house but the audible output is very poor. I used a 4'' aero port down-fired and I left about 3.5 inches between the exit of the port and the floor so that I would be able to breathe freely. Initial thought was that the box was too large so I stuffed it with 7-8 pairs of jeans (tightly packed in). There was a a slight increase of audible output but nothing significant. Solutions: Next step is to take my box out of my car and see how it performs in the house since thats easy to check. Do you guys have any suggestions? Is my design horrible? Is this not even worth trying to fix? Let me know what you think. Thanks, -Kelly
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