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Old 11th January 2009, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default Mach 5 Audio, IXL18 enclosure size?

http://www.mach5audio.com/zen/index....roducts_id=181

whats the smallest enclosure you think these would be happy in, what tuning frequency?

what size ported, what size sealed.

note: this is in the car audio section.

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Old 11th January 2009, 02:40 AM   #2
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Recommended Box Sizes

Sealed - 130 litres (4.6 cu. ft.)

Ported - 200 litres (7 cu. ft.) 19Hz tuning

EBS - 350 litres (12.4 cu. ft.) 15Hz tuning
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Old 11th January 2009, 02:44 AM   #3
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Recommended Box Sizes

Sealed - 130 litres (4.6 cu. ft.)

Ported - 200 litres (7 cu. ft.) 19Hz tuning

EBS - 350 litres (12.4 cu. ft.) 15Hz tuning

well you really failed that one.
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Old 11th January 2009, 03:35 AM   #4
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yes thats very helpful.
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Old 11th January 2009, 10:19 PM   #6
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Really depends on what you want to do with them. I'd say don't go under what they list sealed unless you are doing SPL or want a high tuned sub....or really have to. The smaller the tighter the bass and less low end extension, or harder it will be to get low tones if you EQ it. They will likely handle max power with the smaller box though, just not sound as nice for music w/minimal EQ.
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Old 12th January 2009, 05:54 AM   #7
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I'm wanting them to play music, down to around 30Hz, seeing most music doesn't go much lower than this.

obviously, the recommended box sizes are for a home theatre application.

the question isn't what is the "correct" box, its what box would YOU put them in?
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Old 12th January 2009, 08:33 AM   #8
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the question isn't what is the "correct" box, its what box would YOU put them in?
the "correct" box

Since this is the car audio forum. and the speakers are for home use, none of us here have any experience with these drivers. There is a form you could fill out on their website. Maybe they can be of some assistance.

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Old 12th January 2009, 09:05 AM   #9
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Since this is the car audio forum. and the speakers are for home use,

they aren't for home use.

they are speakers, they don't have any preference as to where they're used.
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Old 12th January 2009, 11:23 AM   #10
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obviously, the recommended box sizes are for a home theatre application.

The ratio of In Home Physics to Automotive Physics is around 2 :1 so it should be about 1/2 the size. And of course in a car it should be able to get at least a full octave lower. So tune it to 15 Hz. Or you could contact the speaker manufacturer and see what they have to say about a smaller enclosure.

Just to make sure I do not give any bad information here, the part about In Home to Automotive Physics is a Hoax. Contacting the Manufacturer is the only good information in this post.
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