What box size for a 10''db sub?

ilikesoundilikesound Posts: 355
edited August 2011 in Car Subwoofer Talk
I'd love to know the recommended enclosure size for both an 8''db subwoofer and a 10'' db sub (dvc or non). I need to figure out how big the boxes will be for I have a small car (MKV VW Golf)
I can't seem to be smart enough to figure out the math for it. (I'm not great at math to begin with:biggrin:)
At Home:
Panasonic 42'' TC-L42U12 LCD
Pioneer VSX-80TXV
Toshiba HD-XA2
Sony PS3 - psn "metalguitars"
Xbox 360 - gamertag "giggidygiggidy"
Panamax 4300EX
Polk RTi8's
Polk CSi3's
Polk FXi3's. (x2)
Martin Logan Dynamo (x2)
Audioquest interconnects and wires.

Away From Home:
stock system in new car for now:(
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  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited August 2011
    The 10's usually need a pretty decent sized box. A .50 ft3 is the smallest you'll want to use on most and a .66 ft3 is usually the best for the Polk subs. If you're really tight on space, the 8 will be the best cause you can get down to .4 ft3 and even a little lower.
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