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Pioneer Subwoofer

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  1. GJC

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    I have been given a Pioneer Tsw 253f subwoofer and I cant find any details about this sub.

    What is the best type of box for this to go in. I am interested in building my own cabinet so sealed or ported designs would be preferable as I am novice at this.

    Any info will help!

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  2. lynx

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    I think this is a' free air' sub,in which case it would be mounted on a baffle.
     
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    like a solid parcel shelf, 18mm mdf minimum
     
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    Unless you really want to use this sub,i'd be inclined to sell it one ebay and get something a little better. :)
     
  5. GJC

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    Cheers All,

    I have found some info - and yep its a free air sub meant for baffle/parcel shelf usage.

    I hooked it up to a make shift shelf last night and gave it a go - Naff. No depth, No slam, No loudness. Amp is an old Pioneer GM-4000 which is in V.good working order.

    I think I will ditch the Sub IMO I probably wont get anything for it.

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    Get it on ebay.You will get something for it which is better than nothing :)
     
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    HOwdy ,

    Your pioneer free air sub and any other free air sub will only work well with in reason if you have good sepration of air space! the shelf you will have to make will need to be sturdy.

    As adised by others it would be better for you to sell this off and get a sub for sealed box. Subs for fully air tight sealed boxes sound great and can be driven harder. box design again is important, getting the right volume is crucial. you can make it a bit smaller to make it more punchy or a bit larger to make it a bit deaper in bass. thats a bit smaller and a bit bigger than the recommended size ...you can also try using some kind of fill in the box to cancel out any standing waves and fill does change the sound of box greatly , try 10% volume fill then gradually go up and listen!

    Good luck !
     
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    you "could" mount it into a largish ported box and see if this makes a difference. but imo also, buy something better :)
     

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