you would be far better off, putting a sub in the proper encloser than not...I guess that's my question, would the JL W1 8" work better (the space is correct for that), or would a better sub (JL W7 8") sound better in half the recommended space?
On the other hand, I have a penchant for overstuffing things.
He must be a lucky guy, I've stuffed a lot of them and it never changed them that much. I hate small box sound so I have tried, my problem is the recommended size is usually too small for me too.Actually, according to an article by Tom Nousaine you can get roughly 35% from proper stuffing.
Found it:He measured resonance with different levels of polyfill. it was eye-opening to say the least.
Search for a "polyfill" thread started by me and you'll find the links.