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75MonteCarlo
09-09-2005, 12:21 AM
Ok, i've heard that when building a ported box that a larger box will give much louder bass than a smaller box. I also heard that a larger port area will give louder bass.

Is there any truth to this?

Now my next question, likely very over-asked already: If I want to put 2 Kicker L7 12's in a ported box, what is the best mix of Loudness and SQ for box size/port area?

Thanks!

DBfan187
09-09-2005, 12:22 AM
5.3cF 35Hz 75"sq. of port.

75MonteCarlo
09-09-2005, 02:46 AM
So increasing volume will enclosure louder over the entire range, or just at the tuned frequency only, and the rest will stay the same?

Another thing, how much is too much port area? I've heard figures like around 150" of port area on an 11.3 cu. ft. box tuned to 35Hz that's running 2 Kicker L7 12's... is that stupid, or good?:crap:

75MonteCarlo
09-09-2005, 04:29 AM
Jmac thanks dude this has been really helpful.. now one question though, I gotta get this straight:

Is port area the area of the hole for the port itself? Like say a 4" diameter port would have a 12.56 sq. inch opening, whereas a 6" port would have 28.26sq inch? Or does port area refer to the volume of the actual port?

Im a little confused:uhoh: , sorry! But thanks so much for the info so far!

bimma85
09-09-2005, 04:32 AM
Jmac thanks dude this has been really helpful.. now one question though, I gotta get this straight:

Is port area the area of the hole for the port itself? Like say a 4" diameter port would have a 12.56 sq. inch opening, whereas a 6" port would have 28.26sq inch? Or does port area refer to the volume of the actual port?

Im a little confused:uhoh: , sorry! But thanks so much for the info so far!
You answered your own question :D. Yes port area is the area or the port and port volume is the volume ;). 4"= 2*2*3.14...=12.56 so yup you got it

75MonteCarlo
09-09-2005, 03:30 PM
So in that case a wider port would give you a louder box, up to a certain point right?

Nikuk
09-09-2005, 04:23 PM
james - You ever get the horn formulas down, as yet??