So... I've decided I'm gonna build me a new sub box so I can actually play my subs as loud as possible.
So... I've been searching around and after finding many many conflicting things... I'm confused as hell.
First of all.. Vented or Sealed.
Rockford Fosgate sayeth in manual:
Reccomended Sealed Enclosure .85 ft3
Reccomended Vented Enclosure 1.75 ft3
However, upon digging I found that my subs would be best placed in a sealed enclosure as per this: Answer
However, I've also been told that sealed enclosures provide better response for music such as rock, however vented enclosures are louder and provide a "looser" sound better for rap.
So I listen to metal and rap... about 50/50. Leaning towards rap since I've gotten subs.
However, what that told me is that I should build a sealed enclosure anyway.
Also in designing the box... I'm very very confused as to how I should go about it. My initial idea was to create two wedge shaped boxes, joined by a single "box" with a plexiglas front to house my amps...light it up... make it look all pretty and such.
However with the trunk space available I don't think that's going to work, since I'd need room to somehow display two amps with dimensions of 17.5"x11.5". I was thinking about mounting them in a < sort of shape with one hanging from the top and the other on the bottom.
The outer size of the box I haven't decided yet. I could make a wedge with the back edge being 34" and the leading edge being 46", or I could just build a box with a back edge of 34".
I'm gonna attach everything else I have (datasheet for sub)
Some other things I know... Speaker displacement is .049 cu. ft.
Can anyone shed some light on what calculations I need to do? I've found like 8 sub box calculators and all of them seem to want diffrent info. Whats the best for my application?