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Dayton RSS460HO-4 Cabinet Questions

I am getting ready to build 2 sealed cabinets for my RSS460HO-4 drivers. According to the website it suggests a 3.04 cf box but I notice quite a few builds on this site are in the ~4.0 cf range. What does the larger size box offer over the recommended size? I need to build a rather shallow box (~16-18 inches deep) and was wondering if this has any adverse effect on sound?
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I am getting ready to build 2 sealed cabinets for my RSS460HO-4 drivers. According to the website it suggests a 3.04 cf box but I notice quite a few builds on this site are in the ~4.0 cf range. What does the larger size box offer over the recommended size? I need to build a rather shallow box (~16-18 inches deep) and was wondering if this has any adverse effect on sound?
I do believe that the smaller box will have a higher Qtc which may translate into a boomy sound. A .707 Qtc is considered an ideal response. You may need more stuffing in the smaller box. Should produce equal spl though.


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I have mine in aproximate 3.6cf not factoring sub displacement. External dimensions are 16.5x22x22 with a double front baffle. I also have 3lbs of polyfill inside too. It sounds great to me. What might be missing with more cf I can't really say but between audyssey and the minidsp it does quite a good job getting me in trouble often!

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I have mine in aproximate 3.6cf not factoring sub displacement. External dimensions are 16.5x22x22 with a double front baffle. I also have 3lbs of polyfill inside too. It sounds great to me. What might be missing with more cf I can't really say but between audyssey and the minidsp it does quite a good job getting me in trouble often!
Did you use any bracing? Is your box sealed?
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I do believe that the smaller box will have a higher Qtc which may translate into a boomy sound. A .707 Qtc is considered an ideal response. You may need more stuffing in the smaller box. Should produce equal spl though.
Definitely don't want boomy. I was mostly curious why the "recommended" cabinet size is smaller than what most people are building. I'll stay near 4 cf when I build them.
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Did you use any bracing? Is your box sealed?
Yes it is sealed. I didn't use any bracing but I think it could have use some from the baffle to the back. I may try to fit some dowels in there someday. With only 22in wide there isnt much room between the driver and sidewalls. The only reason i say i might is because it sounds a little hollow tapping it on the back. I dont get the same sound tapping on the sides. I cant imagine adding bracing to this smaller box would change the sound enough for me. I only have the opportunity to push it hard once a week or so. This was my first diy build so it was more proof of concept than anything. Am I happy with the results? Absolutely! I am concidering selling my 2 svs subs to build another one of these. I just need to find a way for them to fit into our livingroom better first....
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