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12-12-2005, 08:11 PM
i need some opinions. i have a 12 in. kicker compvr. are these speakers for more sq applications? i want to port it for a little more spl. but would it feel more at home in a sealed box? thanks for opinions because kicker sure isn't any help.

12-12-2005, 08:12 PM
porting it will be fine...

i had a 15" in a 2 cube box (way too small) and it got decently loud.

12-12-2005, 08:13 PM
Those drivers are far some SQ based... They shine 100% better in ported enclosures. If you want to maintain SQ then tune low, and your output will be much better than sealed.

12-12-2005, 08:15 PM
why does kicker recommend tuning to ~40hz that seems really high.

12-12-2005, 08:18 PM
loudness. most people who buy kicker are into bein as loud as possible. port a little bit lower 32-34hz and you will be fine

12-12-2005, 08:23 PM
so will i be ok at 38hz if i don't have a subsonic filter? isn't most music from the 30-50 hertz range? i want to get loud but i do not want to tune to high and bottom out my sub.

12-12-2005, 08:25 PM
youre gonna need an SSf to be safe. 38 is still kinda high for music. but its up to you.

12-12-2005, 08:27 PM
how much does a ssf cost?

12-12-2005, 08:28 PM
wat amp do you have? it may have one built in

12-12-2005, 08:29 PM
a ssf is a feature on your amp...What amp do you have

Dammnit Flakko you beat me

12-12-2005, 08:35 PM
a mtx thunder 421d. i'm pretty sure it doent have a ssf.

12-12-2005, 08:36 PM
look at your manual.

edit: better yet look at the amp where the controls are

12-12-2005, 08:41 PM
Looks like no ssf

12-12-2005, 08:43 PM

Just to be sure, This is what your Amp looks like

12-12-2005, 08:44 PM
it has a gain, eq. , and frequency

12-12-2005, 08:45 PM
cool pic. thats my little amp. its so cute.

12-12-2005, 08:46 PM
so i guess i need to tune a to like 32ish. to be safe with out the ssf.

Moe Lester
12-12-2005, 08:48 PM
The CVR is gonna laugh at that amp, I had one and I wouldnt even worry about a SSF for it if you are using the CVR.

12-12-2005, 08:50 PM
ya a 15" took my md22 prettywell

12-12-2005, 08:57 PM
i have the 03 model. i heard the 05 was alot better. i really want to port to kickers specs because the have all the measurements right on their website. something like 2.25^3 ft at 38hz.