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  • Easy box calculator tip

     Elliott updated 2 weeks ago 1 Member · 22 Posts
  • SB-Woo

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Loudspeakerdatabase.com has downloads for, I believe, all the speakers.

    If you have WINISD, you can simply download the parameters and play with box dimensions without having to go through the frustration of inputing them into WINISD.

    Loudspeakerdatabase.com is a very useful site/tool for finding the right speaker for your project. It can also download for other programs, but im not familiar with them.

  • TVOR-Ceasar

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Nice find. Have to add this to my bookmarks.

     

     

  • SB-Woo

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    @tvor-ceasar XSIM, WINISD, Loudspeakerdatabase.com etc.. so many free tools out there. Speaker building has never been easier.

  • TVOR-Ceasar

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 5:21 am

    @sb-woo Absolutely! And with all the browser based design suites, you can do so many things on your mobile that you wouldn’t have thought possible in the not too distant past.

  • SB-Woo

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 6:54 am

    @tvor-ceasar

    Can you elaborate? I’m not familiar. I have been wanting to do things like that on my phone forever. I’m only familiar with a few box calculator apps such as “speaker box light” and thats about it. Sounds like you are talking about websites I can go to on my phone and design things.

  • Elliott

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Yeah I’ve been using loudspeaker database for a while now, great site, it certainly has most loudspeaker drivers on there. I think I’ve come across about two that I couldn’t find, on the grand scheme of things that’s not very many. Hopefully this will help out many people, I had never thought to point it out, assumed people already used it 😂

  • TVOR-Ceasar

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    @sb-woo pages like https://www.diyaudioandvideo.com/Calculator/SpeakerBoxEnclosure/ , https://www.diyaudioandvideo.com/Calculator/SpeakerBoxVolume/ , and https://www.v-cap.com/speaker-crossover-calculator.php go a long way to getting you there while not at a regular computer. There’s more, but these are actually open in a group in this phone right now. And if you have a printer (PDF) installed, you can have a more permanent copy for reference.

  • TVOR-Ceasar

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    @elliottdesigns I wish I had known about this a while back when I started using WinISD. Would’ve been so much less stressful.

  • SB-Woo

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    @tvor-ceasar 

    Excellent, thank you!

  • Elliott

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    @tvor-ceasar whilst these programs are nice to get an idea, I’d never build a box from the data they provide alone; I’d need the extra information that comes from winISD, but I can see how they can be useful to some.

  • TVOR-Ceasar

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 1:20 am
    Posted by: @elliottdesigns
     
    …whilst these programs are nice to get an idea…

    Exactly. You’re out and about and come across something interesting. Fire up the browser and do a quick check. Does it look promising or is it utter trash? Now you have an idea. Question is, do you have the scratch to pick up whatever you’ve found? 😉

  • SB-Woo

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 3:35 am

    You guys should check out the speaker box lite app. I know it’s free on android. Very helpful. Works like WinISD, has probably thousands of speakers listed with parameters. Make box volume and Fb changes dynamically in real time as you watch the multiple graphs of your choosing change. Just like WinISd.

    And no, im not affiliated with whoever made this app, but kudos to that person.

  • SB-Woo

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 3:51 am

    Choose speaker

    Literally thousands on here




    All parameters listed but you can adjust or input whatever you like.

  • SB-Woo

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 3:57 am

    Click volume at the top and you can choose what type of box.

    Then click on adjust vb/fb

    Then you slide the two top bars as you wish and the graph displays the info dynamically. 



    Tons of adjustments can be made too.

     

     

  • Elliott

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 11:40 am

    @sb-woo Whilst a great program, I couldn’t do without winISD and flair-it when doing ports still. My speakers are typically active and therefore have built in DSP. For that reason I need the EQ feature built into winISD when looking at SPL and excursion graphs, I also believe many people would struggle without being able to apply subsonic filters when designing their sub box. And when using any kind of port, I greatly recommend Flare-It, it’s a free program that allows you to see what size flare you need before getting compression or chuffing. I’ll hopefully be creating a tutorial on it next week 👍

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