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    Posted: 16 January 2017 at 5:15pm
If I have a 6" sub how do I work out the size and type of enclosure to build for it? I aim to build a mini system for my room,

If anyone can help, would be greatly appreciated!
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By the individual driver parameters
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I'm new to understanding drivers - which parameters would I need to be looking at?



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What sort of parameters should I be looking at?
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all of them t/s prams of drivers/spec ect

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Originally posted by George1234 George1234 wrote:

If I have a 6" sub how do I work out the size and type of enclosure to build for it? I aim to build a mini system for my room,

If anyone can help, would be greatly appreciated!


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What is the make/model of the driver you have already?
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I have none yet, im just thinking of building a small system - is there a way of building a horn loaded cabinet to fit a 6/9" sub?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2017 at 7:51am
the problem with horns is that for it to run bass frequencies it needs a long enough horn and a big enough mouth, so unless you want to use a stack of like 12/16 horns then there is no point.  and i dont particularly think you want 12+ cabs in your bedroom? [actualy if i had a big enough bedroom,..... actualy no id still rather just have 4 18s tbh but i still wouldnt use that in my room] theres a 6" tapped horn tham6 i think its called might do what you want, might be better just to have a sensible reflex cab tho... horns are realy designed for a specific job, using them outside of that is like trying to do the paris dakar rally in a formula one car
If you want people to feel the bass then a reflex design is probably best as you get the most air movement per decibel from those.      errrrr yes wtf?
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wont let me edit, but the tapped horn will work as a single unit unlike most horns which need big[ish] stacks
If you want people to feel the bass then a reflex design is probably best as you get the most air movement per decibel from those.      errrrr yes wtf?
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the result of a micro scoop for a micro driver is strictly for fashion and looking pourpose,
 i tried a couple of 5" speakers for a friend... they cant go down in no way... but the result is not so bad... 
theory some times can be forget and choose by your hears.
 my suggestion is to forget about how accurate is the scoop enclosure and find a decent driver as suggested by others looking to the ts params... keep in mind that so little transducer can't be compared to the standard big boys
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Your only hope for a 6" driver and low frequencies is a bandpass or reflex assisted enclosure unfortunately. And it won't be any old 6" driver for decent results. The bandpass might give you some rumble but not much else. Your best bet with a 6" driver is to build a pair of floorstander or bookshelf speakers. Might be a bit more HiFi looking than PA but that's the world that 6" drivers come from generally.

Generally due to the way 6" drivers are made for PA you are going to struggle to get anything lower then 60Hz out of them and the power you cab give will be limited. As long as you realise that then build anything for practice and looks. It's all good woodwork practice.
 
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Thanks very much! So I should start looking at small systems, like a Hifi system to get started with? Is it possible to use 12" drivers or higher? Or does it all depend on the t/s parameters?
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