Originally Posted by carp
Nick, if I remember right your 600 watt rating was for a 6 cu ft enclosure? Could that be why a lot of guys are using 1000 watts or more are also using 4 cu ft boxes which is why they are having no problems?
It seems like you are saying 600 watts period but I wanted to make sure.
Originally Posted by nograveconcern
600w will generate more heat in 4cu ft than in 6 cu ft. The rating would have to be less than 600w for 4 cu ft.
Originally Posted by N8DOGG
In reality, they are playing with fire.... Its only a matter of time before... poof. The wrong bass noteat high levels. etc.
So a smaller, sealed box protects the driver from bottoming out but increases the heat build up inside, partly down to less volume of air to dissipate heat and partly down to running more power through it to achieve the same output as a larger box?
Is that correct?
If so, how about in this situation:
2 drivers in a 7 cu ft box
One mounted spider/magnet out, one mounted normally (Push-Pull, as they called it, rightly or wrongly)
Each driver will only 'see' 3.5 cu ft, therefore should be protected from bottoming out?
Would the internal volume of air only having one driver magnet assembly in it mean that the increased ratio of air volume to driver assembly dissipates more heat, therefore protecting the driver mounted 'normally' from cooking itself, while the driver mounted magnet-out naturally cools itself better because it is in the open air, which is free to circulate around the magnet and moving parts as they oscillate?