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12-15-2006, 07:47 PM
i wanna build me a box for 2 15" kicker comp vr dual voice coils, 4 ohms....its for an expedition...i plan on getting a sx1250.1 to push them...i have some measurements in mind ....48" wide 18" height 20" depth ....thats about 8.0 cubic feet...do you think thats good or should i go smaller or bigger...i want it to sound good...i have no idea of where i would put the ports at....can anyone give me a lil help if you dont mind...i have a guy that usually builds em for me but hes gonna be tied up for a while he says and i wanna try and have this done by christmas.....wanna know anything else get back at me......thanks

12-16-2006, 10:24 AM
can anyone give me some advice...

12-16-2006, 11:12 AM
well i think the 15" CVR is supposed to be around 3.5 cubes a piece. so, 7-8 cubes would be fine. tune around 32-36.
as for the port(s), i would recommend a single slot-port for two reasons. 1, it is a lot easier to design, and 2, it adds overall strength to the enclosure. i would also recommend some internal bracing, and/or a double baffle.
another option is dual slot-ports. pros to this are add strength. cons are larger box size (not by much, but a little larger than a single port), and its tougher to design.
Check out this site for some help designing your enclosure. i took the liberty of inputing your info, but feel free to play around with it and see what you can come up with. http://www.subwoofertools.com/forum/ported-box.asp?Ew=48&Eh=18&Dia=9&Xmax=12&Vd=.15&NumW=2&Vb=8&Fb=34&Qts=&Vas=&Fs=&CE=0

12-16-2006, 02:11 PM
thanks geowick... so i dont need to divide the woofers into different chambers?.....would it be the same if i put the port in the middle of the box?

12-16-2006, 02:17 PM
i think dividing the air space cleans up the sound. also it adds box strength. and you could put a single port on each side if you do that. i think it would be a good looking box. strong and loud aswell

12-17-2006, 01:04 PM
i think im going to divide the two speakers, so if i do that and i put a port on both sides...i would just put the speaker in the center of the box right?