Subs: Home vs. Car?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DavidY, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. DavidY

    DavidY Supporting Actor

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    Can I use a 12" driver (like the original SVS) that was designed for home theater subs in a car application? Is there anything that I have to worry about if I decide to this? Will the much smaller enclosure (around 1-2 cu.ft or so) be a big factor? Sealed or ported?

    Thanks.

    Dave

    P.S. Can someone move this post to Speakers and Subwoofers? Sorry, my mistake.
     
  2. Chris_Campbell

    Chris_Campbell Stunt Coordinator

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    Sure, you can use it in the car application without a problem. The only thing to consider is the enclosure size, like you mentioned. You may want to get a copy of the Thiele/Small parameters for your subwoofer and a copy of WinISD software (free on the internet) and plot the enclosure size that's optimal. You can make your enclosure a little smaller by stuffing it with polyfil too. An enclosure that is smaller than the optimum will still sound adequate (to a certain point), but it won't be as tight, and will have a little bit of gain in the upper frequency range.
     

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