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    Hey guys I'm building enclosures for my rc80is that are going in my attic. My question is to I need a breathing hole in the enclosure? All my boxed speakers have breathe holes so I don't know - The pre-made enclosures I've seen online don't seem to have holes. There will be blown in insulation in my attic so if I need the holes I will have to figure out how to keep them clear.

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    No holes needed, especially since it sounds like you're mounting them in the walls.

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    Just wondering - are you designing the boxes to be a specific volume, like to replicate the pre-made enclosure volume or a recommended volume from Polk? There may be an ideal volume for the enclosures.

    For my parents' house, I built enclosures into their ceiling, caulked the enclosure joints, and used Polyfill per the Polyfill volume recommendations. This was done during the construction of their house, so I was also able to use extra screws into the drywall to firm-up the drywall attachment to the perimeter of the enclosure framing. Not sure if any of this had a significant impact on the sound, but it gave some piece of mind.
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    Looks like these are designed for infinite baffle tuning with a wall cavity as the enclosure. Polk may have an enclosure box volume reco though, if you contact them.
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    Polk CS400i
    Polk FX500i
    Outlaw LFM-1 Sub
    Polk Monitor 7C (secondary location)
    Pioneer Elite VSX-45TX
    Audiosource Amp Three (2), Amp One/A (1)
    Cambridge Audio C500 Preamp
    Sony 222ES CD/SACD
    MSB Nelson Link III DAC with P1000 Power Supply, Music Hall DAC 25.2
    Squeezebox Classic
    Sony BDP-S1000ES
    JVC DLA-HD250 Projector
    Da-Lite HCCV - 100" Permwall 16:9
    Time Warner HD Cable
    Panamax 500 DBS
    MIT, Blue Jeans, AR, Outlaw Cables
    System Showcase

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