Use this free software to assist you in deciding the actual dimensions for your enclosure

After using software such as WinISD to chose the working volume and initial port sizes for your new speaker, turn to Boxnotes to fine tune your design.

Screenshot showing use of Imperial units. Metric is also supported
Screenshot - Boxnotes main form

Features of current version - V3.3

Note: The greyed-out menu options for Bracing and Porting are future enhancements being worked on for a bracing wizard and support for flared ports

Click the image to download Boxnotes

Boxnotes is written in Visual Basic 6 and runs under Windows.
To run this software on an Apple Mac or possibly on Linux, you will need to install the Wine windows compatibility layer

Security information:
Filesize 561,152 bytes
MD5 Hash Code 7BA69398E0BE0C7414871C1108D05492
Hash Code Generator to verify software against this value can be downloaded here

If you find the Boxnotes software useful, please consider buying me a coffee..


For more information about using Boxnotes, see the User Guide.
If you use Boxnotes to generate your cutting list, see the Speaker Building page for assembly sequence.
For some ideas on reducing the impact of resonances, see the Damping Treatments page.
A Resonances Experiment was conducted to determine what type of resonance occurs between the driver and a wall.

Additional screenshots

Screenshot showing where to measure
Screenshot - Boxnotes main form

Cutting List shown with "exact size" option selected
Screenshot - Cutting List

Cutting List shown with option to factor in use of router to trim some edges, and with tooltips activated
Screenshot - Cutting List

When printing, more options are available by selecting "Project / Generate Report" from the main menu, where you will be able to include the tooltips in the printout

Screenshot - Report options
Report options screen
Here's a link to a sample report with with all options selected

Other free software available on this site

Sonosub - design a cylindrical subwoofer. Check resonances and clearances
Flare-it, - find the correct port flare size to avoid audible turbulence
Subsaver - calculator for finding component values for a 2nd-order high-pass filter
QRDude - calculator for designing advanced QRD diffusers


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