View Full Version : First time using 8" subs, what kind of box specs?

05-09-2007, 11:29 PM
Just ordered a pair of kicker 8's, 200RMS a piece. They were dirt cheap, and figured it would be fun to mess around with em, and i'll get some good box building practice. Not sure if these are going in my girlfriends trunk or if i want to build some kind of stealth enclosure for my explorer and leave em in there for when i sell it, so i can take my R's with me, but anyways.....

what kind of specs do yall follow for these? i would like to port em, so what kind of volume and tuning does everyone ussually put these in? From the looks of it now, there gonna see about 300w total. Im gonna use my old beat up 2ch kenwood that puts out [email protected], and sand/paint it a solid color so it doesnt look like crap heh.

blah i keep rambling! Lets here what you all like to use box-wise for 8" subs!

05-10-2007, 01:02 AM

i was thinking around 1.5-1.75 cubes total, tuned to 32hz. i want these to get as low as possible, although they ARE 8's. should i go more airspace for the low tuning or what do you all think?

05-10-2007, 06:40 PM
bump, cmon someones gotta have some pointers :confused:

05-10-2007, 07:38 PM
Which kickers are they? Specs? Maybe a TL?

05-10-2007, 09:42 PM
kicker CVR 8's, 2007 model, 200wrms each. the kicker website has box specs that say to have the sub between .8 and 1.2 cu ft, but dont say anything about tuning heh.