View Full Version : s12l7 spl/deep bass enclosure in Kicker manual

07-08-2007, 10:57 PM
I'm going to be running a single 12" Kicker S12L7 with the ZX750.1 amp.
I was wanting to lower the tuning of the box so i can get some better SQ out of it.

Here is the design kicker has for it (~850kB file i'm sorry guys :crap:):http://www.kicker.com/06/tech-support/manuals/manuals/02SL7TechManualV2_0.pdf
It's on page 27

I believe all i have to do is lengthen the port, but i don't really know what frequency i should tune it to. As the design stands, the box is 3.25cf@37Hz. I'm thinking i want it tuned at ~30-32. Would that be any better SQ? What's your advice? How much would i have to lengthen the port to get that frequency.

Also the manual says to have a subsonic filter set @25Hz at 24dB/octave. My zx750.1 amp has a filter, but its only 12dB/octave. Should i get a seperate filter or will mine be good enough?

07-09-2007, 12:41 AM
the resonant frequency on my sub is 34Hz, should i tune it to that?

07-09-2007, 02:23 AM
[QUOTE=greatwhite2006;3201274]I was wanting to lower the tuning of the box so i can get some better SQ out of it./QUOTE]

face it ur not gonna get sq out of it but if u want to try tune like 32 hz

07-09-2007, 09:17 AM
from what i've read, L7s tune to 34hz, higher would yield more output, you won't have no SQ with L7s. 32 is fine too, but nothing drastic like 28

07-09-2007, 12:16 PM
i know i won't have SQ, i'm just looking for an improvement on the enclosure.

Do you think my subsonic filter on the zx750.1 will be good enough or should i buy a seperate one?