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Need help im planning to build a enclosure for my s3.10.0 subwoofer, can someone advice what type of enclosure and what size it will be. Tnk u very much! hoping for good advice.

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Hello marne_glenn,

Here's a link to Lightning Audio's manual for the S3.10.4.

The minimum recommended size for a sealed enclosure is .5 CuFt. There is no recommendation for ported.

Hope this helps.

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