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    Using a car sub for the home

    The car gods hate me it appears. Was trying to install my new Seas SW300/1 I bought a few years back and I dropped the screwdriver right on the dust cap and put a huge 1in long divot in the thing. ARGH!!!!

    Thankfully it didn't break through th aluminum, but it is unsightly as hell. I thinking of putting it to HA use as I will be running a grill on the box.

    Anybody done this? I don't see it being an issue personally.

    Would someone mind modeling this thing for me in a sealed and ported setup? Looking at around 240-250W for the plate amp (a Dayton model)

    Here's a link to the sub info.

    mobilesq.com

    Any suggestions would be awesome!

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    Other than the fact tat car audio is generally one tick lower in common impedance I don't see an issue with it... Remember that the enclosures recommended by the manufacturer for car use will likely yield less to unacceptable LF response. On that tip a larger enclosure will likely reduce mechanical power handling.

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    Cool. It's a SVC 4ohm unit. I am looking at a Dayton plate amplifier that's around 240w at 4ohm.

    The bugger wants something around 1 cu/ft sealed for car use. I was thinking of something like 2 cu/ft sealed for the home setup. Too little? Not enough? Need to model it?

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    Model it. What sort of home application are you looking at? That would drive alignment decisions in my opinion. Gotta think about hoffman's iron law.
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    Really just to replace my current HT in a box sub. I figure I have the sub, might as well get a box and amp and call it a day. I was planning in building a unit anyways this year so now I have the sub selected.

    Stupid question, but is there a web based modeling program?

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    Found one.

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    Ok, no way it's correct.

    A vented enclosure it's kicking out a volume of 7.3 cu/ft

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    I don't know of a good web based program, but Unibox or winisd beta are both good. Let me know if you need me to post either one.
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    Neither will run on the Mac right? Win7? If so that would be great

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    that's the shit deal of a mac....

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