I've never heard that before. Seems by that point the volume of space occupied by the fibers themselves would severly effect the enclosure volume. Hell, to get it that tight you could easily fit 10+ pounds in a 1 ft^3 box, which is WAY too much. I had to make some elbow rest pads for a testing stand at college here. For padding I just grabbed some polyfill I had downstairs. The area I needed to fill was about the size of a fist full of the stuff. I had to pack about a dozen fistfulls into it to get the padding to provide a decent support.SMNW2003 said:I was told by a Memphis audio rep to stuff the box to the max, so that you had to push the sub down hard to screw it in
SMNW2003 said:or just build the box the right size to being with lol
If you look many companies give their suggested box size and also have a note that it should be a 50% fill with polyfill, or that all sides should be lined with fiberfill, etc. I'd say in almost all cases a little polyfill is a good thing.JL Audio
Any standing waves that might be generated by upper ordered harmonics (caused by distortion) in the enclosure can be readily absorbed with the addition of damping material such as polyfill (available at your local cloth store--it is used to stuff pillows and quilts).