Difference between sonotube and box

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  1. Sreeni

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    Do people build sonotubes, because they are
    1. easier
    2. more volume?
    other??

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  2. Pete Mazz

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    Lighter and easier. Volume is volume, just the shape changes.

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    With a box, your gonna need to put more bracing, as the preasure is not equal, with a tube, its same preasure on all sides (with exception of top and bottom) and will not need to be braced. bracing is a pain in the arse (hence the easier part), and sonotubes just look cooler. [​IMG] but also harder to hide a sonotube.
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    Also cheaper.
     
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    It's really hard to put PRs on a Sonotube though, so there are some things you have to factor into the equation.

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  6. Sreeni

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    Thanks for the responses.
    Is there an height issue with a sonotube.
    Also can it go floor to ceiling? Like a corinthian column?

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    Sreeni
     
  7. Jeremy Stockwell

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    Sreeni,

    With long lengths of Sonotube, you can run the risk of getting standing waves in the tube. I suppose that this would happen with a box too if it had similar dimensions (or does the bracing break up any such potential standing waves??)

    Anyway, if you wanted to do the column thing, I would suggest building the sub enclosure at a normal length to avoid the standing waves, and then put on a facade to look like a column floor to ceiling.

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  8. Sreeni

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    Jeremy, That is a great idea !! Thanks for your replies.
    Regards,
    Sreeni
     

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