Download Project Truck Sub Box Plans

Free PDF plans for building a ported subwoofer enclosure and easy free woodworking projects. A perfect transmission line enclosure has an infinitely long line, stuffed with absorbent material such that all the rear radiation of the driver is fully absorbed, down to the lowest frequencies. A great SQ subwoofer enclosure allow the subwoofer to have as linear of an in-car frequency response as possible, while reducing group delay to inaudible levels, and providing an adequate amount of structural rigidity to prevent any box flexing or vibration.

It’s very common to make MMT style speakers and use the two drivers in the same enclosure. Wait about 30 minutes for the clamps to dry before removing them, and continue on to the rest of the box. A ported enclosure in which the woofer plays into a tune-ported enclosure that acts a low pass filter. The box volume for these drivers allow for a bookshelf style speaker, but for this example a floor standing speaker will be used instead.

Have someone help you if this is your first time building a box; you’ll both get some good building experience under your belt. This method allows me to use the largest braces I can, increasing total box rigidity. A 4th order electrical bandpass filter can be simulated by a vented box in which the contribution from the rear face of the driver cone is trapped in a sealed box, and the radiation from the front surface of the cone is into a ported chamber.

Bandpass, Sealed and Vented Designer calculate speaker parameters based on loudspeaker theory and engineering equations/principles/formulas. In such cases, you have a subwoofer with multiple ports, one or more of which can be plugged to lower the system’s resonant frequency. Large Home Theaters and varying kinds of music with heavy bass tracks would take the best advantage of this enclosure alignment. The image above shows a sealed enclosure; vented enclosures may also use the isobaric scheme.

Somehow I fail to see how lets say a 12 will fit into a5sealed and a 1cbf ported in this configuration…suppose its more relevant with huge enclosures. I trust my self not to fry anything so I leave it facing the ported section plus IMO its easier to calculate the displacement in the sealed and it keeps the ported section a little smaller! But again, my comment was that servo has nothing to do with the box size of a sealed sub, or the difference in how ported and sealed subs roll off at low frequency. The air inside a box acts like a spring; compressing and decompressing as the cone of the subwoofer oscillates.


If a PA box has internal resonance modes of any kind, it is probably better to repurpose that box as firewood. As the majority of cylinder subwoofers are made in America of cardboard tube with the sonotube brand name, a subwoofer made in this way is commonly known as a sonosub. The sound coming from inside the box through the vent can do more damage than good to certain types of music. Passive Radiator alignments in most cases will require a comparable box volume and tuning as 4th order vented alignment in order to achieve similar results. In which case, yeah, ported boxes could be peaky as hell, so sealed would be much simpler.

The vent which extends into the cabinet tunes the enclosure to a specific frequency (known as fB) thereby acting as a high pass filter on the driver. The subwoofer box bracing task is needed to illiminate standing waves in the box and also brings strenth to the subwoofer enclosure constraction. The cut-off rate is somewhat shallower than a typical sealed enclosure and may be as low as 10 dB/octave or lower. It was once believed that the PR alignment can be made half the volume of the same vented alignment and still be designed to have the same tuning frequency and achieve the same frequency response.

Don’t overfill, but don’t use too little – just a single layer, cut into a single piece shaped to line the enclosure, and stuffed loosely in place (i.e. not glued or stapled) so that it won’t contact the cone. In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

At a given range around a tuning frequency, the enclosure itself limits the excursion of the subwoofer, and the port instead creates additional output. Each box is custom made and designed to allow a subwoofer to sound as tight, accurate, clean, and flat as it possibly can. Vented subwoofer enclosures are slightly more complicated as they introduce a port, or a vent.

The cabin gain will help achieve a flatter and wider bandwidth across the desired range while maintaining the increased SPL of the enclosure. Among the first examples of this enclosure design approach were the projects published in Wireless World by Bailey in the early 1970s, and the commercial designs of the now defunct IMF Electronics which received critical acclaim at about the same time. Cover the back, top and bottom of the speaker box with 1 inch (2-1/2 cm) of poly fill to minimize resonance. By varying the enclosure size and the tuning frequency, it is possible to achieve a variety of distinct low- frequency performances from a single driver.

Because this enclosure is being covered with carpet I’ve used the outside of the PVC for marking, which means the holes have to be slightly bigger than the pipes outer diameter to allow the carpet to be rolled inwards. I wanted the subwoofer to be soft and springy to the touch, rather than a hard piece of metal, so I bought this 10mm foam carpet underlay.

The more you are familiar with subwoofer design concepts, the better position you will be in shopping around for a subwoofer (or subwoofers) to suit your stereo or home theatre system. The vent acts by damping the load produced by the driver above fB causing it to behave somewhat as if it were in a sealed enclosure. To calculate the internal (net) volume of the above box, you must first multiply the thickness of the wood you are using by two (2). Apply silicon caulk over the speaker box’s internal seams and all openings to ensure the box is airtight.