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aussiebuddha 31st August 2009 12:32 PM

Looking to build an enclosure, where to start?
Hi all.

I'm looking to build an enclosure for a pair of speakers+tweaters and xovers i had left over from a car install.

Where can I start?

I've managed to find out all the specs, but thats as far as i got.

thanks in advance

aquapiranha 31st August 2009 12:54 PM

Not an expert but I think you can use 'boxcalc' to sort out the speakers. there are programs available too for crossovers.


prickears 31st August 2009 01:38 PM

Depending on which specs you got, its possible. Also try winisd or boxplot for enclosure design, and 4 crossover design. Alternatively post them here and see what these guys can suggest.


aussiebuddha 1st September 2009 02:04 PM

crossovers i'm sorted, but an need the enclosure.
can anyone help me with it?

here are the details.

6" Response Precision Kevlar Splits

Power Handling: 60WRMS
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Voice Coil Resistance: 3.4 Ohms
Vas: 11.019
Qms: 4.828
Qes: 0.731
Qts: 0.635
Sensitivity: 88.2dB/Wm
BL: 4.298 TM
FS: 70hz
thanks in advance

prickears 2nd September 2009 03:51 AM

Hi Aussiebuddah,

Using winisd (free download), For those specs, I think your safest bet is a closed box of 46 ltrs. Still, I will add, don't expect too much from this driver, It may sound OK, but I strongly doubt it will blow your mind! (big box, for little return). I hope I'm wrong in this respect. :)All the best.


colinbar 11th September 2009 05:59 PM

Use a locking mitre cutter for the corners.

aussiebuddha 15th September 2009 03:01 AM

hmm I have a thought about this, and I'll probably end up building a boombox of sorts with a small T-AMP mounted inside.

any ideas?

Richard Ellis 15th September 2009 04:26 AM

Number crunch
Ok I've crunched some numbers for ya..
This driver will work best with a ported design.Efficiency Bandwidth Product is at 95.759...
Most ideal (Shoot for 100!)
The box is tuned in at 1.584779...cubic feet, for a frequency of 44.243...Hertz. Assuming you use a three inch diameter port of 3.9461.....inches long.
INSIDE dimensions at the "Acoustic ratio" would be 11.104 inches BY 13.990...inches BY 17.6268.... inches.
It will eat power considering its low sensitivity.
__________________________________________________ ______________Rick......

aussiebuddha 15th September 2009 04:48 AM

gracias ricardo (another argentine here)
would that be for a each driver separate or ala boombox?

Richard Ellis 15th September 2009 05:21 AM

That would be one 6" driver for one enclosure. Traditionally the driver would be mounted on the 13.99" wall , but todays deeper than wide designs would have you putting it on the 11.104" wall.
Appx Eleven inches wide, Fourteen inches deep, Seventeen and a half inches high.
Frankly 44 hertz seems rather good considering its rather high resonate frequency!
Build it first & if you find yourself needing more Bass, then move on to a subwoofer.
__________________________________________________ ______________Rick.....

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