I'm Tom from Houston, TX.
I was just given a 15 inch woofer for my truck and don't know where to
look for plans to build the box.
ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Rock On, ~~TOM~~
P.S. You can either just reply to this post, or email me:
The first thing you're going to need to do is look up your speaker to
determine the size of the enclosure it needs. Start on the speaker
manufacturer's web site and look up your particular driver. Then do a
google search on building a speaker enclosure - there is a ton of good (and
not so good) info out there.
15" is kinda big for a truck - dontchya think?
Naw! This will be used in Houston. The purpose of these loud 15" speakers
in Houston is to help the driver detect and show off to other surrounding
motorists how loosely fitting all the body panels are in that particular
vehicle. Most of these vehicles with these speakers sound like they have
been down 150,000 miles of bad road.
I have built boxes for a 10" subwoofer for two of my cars. As others
mentioned it starts with the sub manufacturer specs for enclosure
volume. I used 10" for space considerations and the fact that I listen
to music. I just want to fill in some of the missing music.
Part two of that is the proper enclosure for a big woofer is a big
cabinet. Losing over a cubic foot for my sub box is enough space lost
Part three is you need an amp to power the sub. I could get a nice
bridged amp for relatively cheap to drive the small 10". I would guess
a quality amp to drive a bigger sub would cost more money. There is
more cost to a free sub that the sub.
The sub manufacturer specs .75-1 cubit foot interior for my sub.
Interior length x width x depth in inches divide by 12 x 12 x 12. I
add 3/4" for material thickness on some parts to get cut sizes. Some
panels do not have anything added.
He would be much better off with a couple of long-throw 8" drivers,
They'll be much quicker and won't 'beam' as much as a 15 would.
Music at low frequencies is out of the question anyway as there is not
enough room in a truck cab to develop wavelengths longer than the
cab's maximum dimension. Let's say that dimension is 6 feet, then the
lowest full wave you can develop is approx 190 Hz. People who insist
to go 'flat' down to 20Hz, need a 60' room.
There is a difference between a tactile 'thud' and a tone. Those kids
in those loud cars are listening to thuds, not notes. Just pillows of
air smacking around their ear-drums and internal organs.
The other problem is going to be where the 'centre' channel bass info
is going to come from. If his pre-amp has a subwoofer output, then
he's all set to listen to the vibration of all loose parts inside the
Why I lost interest in home equipment when I started mixing real
It just isn't the same...
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On 30 Sep, 08:35, Tex_a firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom) wrote:
rec.woodworking blasphemy aside, here's a link to the DIY Network's
Tricked-Out episode where they build an acrylic speaker enclosure.
The site includes a link to a enclosure volume calculator.
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