Originally Posted by SAMzGXP
so .80 is optimal, anything bigger or smaller isnt good correct?
Generally speaking, it would be less than ideal. Will it work? Sure. Will it sound as good? No, it won't. Will you be able to tell the difference give or take .1 cubic feet? Likely not, especially if you won't be cranking it. However, these do have a recommended minimum and maximum. I posted minimums for the subs listed above. Anything below that minimum and it won't sound good anymore. I think depending on what you want, you need to stay within a given range that meets your needs.
I would imagine that in the case of a larger enclosure would be louder and allow more depth, while a smaller would be more compact but would be quieter and wouldn't play as loudly at certain frequencies as the larger box would. The way I see it, if you're going to spend that much for a quality sub, you're probably going to want to get the most out of it.
I know for a fact ID subs are known to be able to provide excellent quality and range from very small enclosures, which is why I mentioned them. For example, the IDQ'* I'm getting are recommended at .75 cubic feet each, but they will work great to as low as .50 cubic feet. That'* a very small enclosure, but apparently they perform excellently at that size because of they way they're made. Most subs don't have that ability.
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