What happens if my box is too small for my subwoofer?

As the size of the enclosure increases, the mechanical limits of the woofer will be easier to reach. If the box is too small (by a reasonable amount) add power. If the port becomes too small, it may result in port noise, or allow the woofer to simply unload.

Can a 10 subwoofer fit a 12 box?

Not likely. The box dimensions and port size are specific to not only the size of the subwoofer, but also the specific subwoofer. Two different 12″ subwoofers may have entirely different enclosure specifications, and almost always do.

Is 200 watts enough for subwoofer?

If you have: A factory radio — you won’t need more than 50 to 200 watts RMS of power for the bass. Amplified speakers with around 50 watts RMS per channel — 250 to 500 watts RMS is a good starting point. A system with 100 watts RMS per channel — having at least 1,000 watts RMS, or more for the sub is not uncommon.

What size box do I need for a 10 inch sub?

For a 10-inch woofer, the volume recommendation is 0.625 cubic feet, and the recommendation for an eight-inch speaker is 0.375 cubic feet. You can build a larger enclosure to allow for more volume of space inside to produce a flatter sound, which is better for music that is less bass-heavy.

What is the best size box for a 12 subwoofer?

The larger your subwoofer is, the more volume of space is needed around it. According to the JL Audio website, the recommended volume space for a 12-inch subwoofer is 1.25 cubic feet.

How many cubic feet is a 15 inch sub?

Tech Talk – Check Your Space Before You Buy Your Bass

Volume Number and size of Drivers
3.75^ft (3) 10″ or (2) 12″ or (1) 15″
4.00^ft (3) 10″ or (2) 12″ or (1) 15″
4.25^ft (3) 10″ or (2) 12″ or (1) 15″
4.50^ft (3) 10″ or (2) 12″ or (1) 15″

Is 200w RMS good?

A 200 watt RMS power rating is how much power a speaker can handle, not how much it requires. Even a 200 watt speaker can sound great with only 30% (60 watts) power applied. However, you’ll have low SPL (sound pressure level) or “loudness” with this little power.