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Old 01-08-2011, 12:35 PM
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Default 2 10" CVR's VS 3 10" CVR's same air space

I currently have two 10" CVR's with 1.04 CU.FT. each (Not counting what I gained using pollyfill) I was looking at a box that fits three 10" subs but only has 0.6 CU.FT. of air space each. Would it be worth adding another 10 but loosing some air space? Today I unplugged one 10 and listened for a few minutes then plugged the second 10 back in and it's the difference between night and day. But does anyone have any information or suggestions on if THREE 10" subs with 0.6 cu.ft. will be better than TWO 10" subs with 1.04 cu.ft. each? Thanks,

-And my amp will be adjusted to the three 10's if that route is taken. I have a 2600 watt amp and 0 gauge wiring so power is not an issue here as I use to run a 15 then 2 12" L5's.

And I have tried searching on hear and google but most things come up to are 2 10" better than 1 12" I couldnt find much information on my specific question. Thank you to anyone that contributes
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: 2 10" CVR's VS 3 10" CVR's same air space

not postive about the CVRs but for my 10"s 0.6 cuft is the minimum recomended air space

as for two compared to three i know three 12s sound better than two 12s yet that is with more air space

thats my .02 cents
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: 2 10" CVR's VS 3 10" CVR's same air space

Well, I'm gonna start with your theory on unpluggin one and listening. That just doesn't work cus I changes the acoutics of your box and makes the unplugged sub work as a passive radiator

BUT on to your question

That 2nd box is WAY to small for those subs especially if ported. Sealed your not far off but those CVR's LOVE bigger boxes in my experience. IF your running sealed I suggest building/buying(preferably building) a good ported box. You well see a night and day difference. 2 tens ported will be louder than 3 tens sealed.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:41 PM
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Default Re: 2 10" CVR's VS 3 10" CVR's same air space

Thank you two for the info. I have built two boxes before (a sealed box for a 15 and a ported box for two 12's) but do you know an estimate on how much a local shop would build a basic ported box for? It's not going to be for show or anything just behind the seats of a single cab. For the 10" CVR's kicker recomends 1.25-1.75 cu.ft of air per sub. how much of a difference would I gain with 1.75 vs 1.25 cu.ft per sub? Space may be limited. Thanks again for the help.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:48 PM
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Depends on how much power you are running. If you've got a decent amount of power you want a smaller box. Bigger boxes do well on lower power so what amp do you have?. I understand the whole space my be limited I have 10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag. As for a local shop I'm not sure I've never had a shop build a box for me. But I would say 130+ more than likely if they will even take it on.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:18 AM
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The amp say 2600 on it but i know it's over rated. The local shop said 300-400 which is way more than im spending on just a box. That was the price of a box just made from wood and not painted or anything. I built a box before that measured 49" long 25" tall top depth was 5" and the bottom depth was 9" & the seats had to sit too far foward for me. If i built a box with 1 cu.ft of air space for each sub would it be okay to port it with that little air space? kicker recomends 1.25-1.75 though?
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:18 PM
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I wouldn't. You need that minimum of 1.25 per sub. Like I said CVR like bigger boxes anyways with a good amount of port area. If you're not going to do it right I wouldn't do it at all. You'd be better of doing 2 ported in a correct box than 3 ported in an incorrect box.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:33 PM
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Default Re: 2 10" CVR's VS 3 10" CVR's same air space

my personal experience with the comps is that 3 dont sound much better than 2. but 4 sound like a pair of 12's. I would stick with two and as far as porting goes, I think that depends on your music preference, if you like rock and quick hitting bass make the box sealed. If you want the low hard hitting bass then go with ported.

I have 4 of the cvr 10's in my ranger. I made the box down fire and the box is seperated in two internally. Mine is a sealed box and it sounds great for rock.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:26 PM
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Thanks for all the information and help. Would you tune the port something like around 33-35 hz? The bass is going to be for rap. If I understand correctly would tuning to 33hz would hit more lows but say 40hz would be louder but not sound as good or something? sorry for all the questions but THANK YOU for the help everyone.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: 2 10" CVR's VS 3 10" CVR's same air space

I'm gonna keep it simple and not get into higher vs lower tuning.

I prefer to tune my customers boxes around 35. A box tuned to 35 will still drop down towards 31-30 and sometimes will even do alright in the high 20's and still be able to go up a little more too.

I tune my boxes higher but that has more to do with my music tastes and for #'s
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:12 PM
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haha, ya I've read PLENTY of threads arguing about box tuning so thanks for keeping it simple & THANK YOU for everything you've answered and all the information from this thread!
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:37 PM
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No problem. Audio is my strong point so I'd figure I could help out here with that while being a noob in the other sections lol.
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