SR124 Sub enclosures, too big or too small?

nstillmaticnstillmatic Posts: 10
edited April 2011 in Car Subwoofer Talk
Alright, I actually have 2 dual sealed enclosures because I bought the wrong size first due to a misprint. The second one I got (and I've been using), is a total of 3.06 cubic ft or 1.53 per chamber as I read that was a good size on this forum. I've been using them for a couple months now and it's really not as "loud" as I expected them to be. Could the enclosure be too big?

The other box I never tried may be too small. It's 1.17 cubic ft per chamber. Polk recommends 1.2 cubic ft. I don't want to totally kill any of the deep sound but I'm not sure how much these measurements affect it. Would this size be better or just way too small?

Thoughts?
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  • PerfectCreaturePerfectCreature Posts: 1,457
    edited December 2010
    Have they been broken in? They sound better when broken in. Trust me. When I got my SR10, it wans't very loud. I have 10 hours so far and its louder and hits lower it seems that it used to.
    Receiver
    Harman Kardon HK 3490
    Speakers
    Polk Audio Monitor 50s
    Subwoofer
    Klipsch KSW-100
    Cables
    AudioQuest Rocket 33s 10ft
    AudioQuest Optilink1 2m
    AudioQuest Alpha-Snake 25ft Interconnect
    AudioQuest HDMI-1 2m

    Alienware X51 R2
    PS4
    Samsung Smart TV 40" 1080p 3D
  • nstillmaticnstillmatic Posts: 10
    edited April 2011
    Actually the Polk manual recommends .88 to 1.4 after displacement I believe. You should have a lot of headroom to have a smaller box. The manual says differently than the website.
  • VitalVital Posts: 747
    edited April 2011
    Actually the Polk manual recommends .88 to 1.4 after displacement I believe. You should have a lot of headroom to have a smaller box. The manual says differently than the website.

    Wait, so u just asked a question and then answered it the way someone else would refferring to yourself as "YOU".... :confused:

    Either way u're (or should i say YOU lol) wrong.
    At first Polk's recomendations were .88 + .14 displacement but then they said "Sorry guys, we screwd up, correct size should be 1.20 + .14 which totals 1.34 of overall enclosures internal size.

    And +1 on breaking in, my SR124dvc took almost a month to break in in sealed enclosure and now literally can shake cars that are parked next to mine which is a loud as anyone would want imo (unless u're an spl guy)
    2008 Nissan Altima
    Kenwood DNX 5140
    Arc Audio IDX and XEQ
    Polk Audio SR6500 active and SR124-dvc sealed
    Polk Audio PA500.4 and PA1200.1
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