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dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 01:44 PM
looking to do an enclosure that can be broken down into a wedge and a rectangle. however, the port will have to be on the slanted face of the wedge. I was wondering how I should run the port.

the sub is a solox and the port opening is shown above it. i drew the port the way i thought it could go but im not sure.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/dannyz122001/aa.jpg

any help would be great. thanks

SeanDub
03-13-2008, 01:49 PM
Why not port it across the bottom?

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 01:54 PM
because there is actually another "enclosure" going there. that is only part of the entire box. ill post another picture....

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/dannyz122001/DZbox.jpg

its actually going to be an enclsoure with 2 subs with 2 ports

AudioXtremes
03-13-2008, 02:18 PM
what about straight up?

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 02:33 PM
i thought about doing that, but if i do, i wont have a large enough angle to have room for the sub. meaning if the top is wider, the angled piece will be almost straight up and down, and it will not be long enough to fit the sub

BrianChia
03-13-2008, 02:57 PM
That should work just fine (the way you had it in the first picture). :)

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 02:58 PM
it doesn't matter that the opening is at an angle?

groundpound4200
03-13-2008, 03:04 PM
Keep the port length constant throughout and you will be fine. ie. If you start with a slant, the port should also end with a slant

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 03:05 PM
slant the end at the same angle?

groundpound4200
03-13-2008, 03:07 PM
yep

BrianChia
03-13-2008, 03:36 PM
No you don't need to slant the end. Just make sure both ports are the same length and measure down through the center of the port like this:

The red line is how you should measre the port.
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7328/portra7.jpg

SPY
03-13-2008, 03:36 PM
Why not make it all one box and port the bottom front of the box.

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 03:38 PM
so as long as the length of each port (meaning the center red line) are the same, it will work?

groundpound4200
03-13-2008, 03:39 PM
No you don't need to slant the end. Just make sure both ports are the same length and measure down through the center of the port like this:

The red line is how you should measre the port.
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7328/portra7.jpg

How are those ends on the top port not slanted :confused: That's what I was talking about^^^

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 03:39 PM
well its actually not that simple. i have a f-150 supercrew and i am removing the back bench and replacing it will 2 captains chairs. the enclosure will run between the rear captains chairs, from the center console to the back of the cab. the front of the box (the smaller side) will butt the center console and the larger side will be against the rear of the cab.

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 03:40 PM
How are those ends on the top port not slanted :confused: That's what I was talking about^^^
The bottom port doesn't have consistent line length throughout

i was kind of thinking the same.....

groundpound4200
03-13-2008, 03:42 PM
well I guess its tough to say on the bottom port because the port shares a wall of the enclosure so that's probably work too...

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 03:45 PM
actually, neither port will share a wall of the enclosure. i am planning on building all 4 walls of the port

BrianChia
03-13-2008, 03:45 PM
Because you aren't intentionally building the ports with a slant. It is just the way the port acts when placed directly against a parallel wall. It behaves like that regardless of whether or not the port mouth is slanted on the baffle. But if it was not placed against a wall, you would not need to slant the inside mouth of the port, just make it flat and measure down the middle.

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 03:45 PM
like i drew in the 2nd picture

BrianChia
03-13-2008, 03:46 PM
You will save valuable box space if you use the wall as part of the port. That is the way I'd recommend that you design it.

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 03:55 PM
well, i've actually figured out the volume of the box with the ports not using a wall of the enclosure and im still at about 5 cubes.

so is this the right way to do it? the enclosure for the sub on the left is tall enough to fit the port running straight down. the enclosure on the right is not deep enough, so i will have to bend it. so is this correct?

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/dannyz122001/a1.jpg

BrianChia
03-13-2008, 03:57 PM
If the top is narrow I would just fire that back port staight up.

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 03:58 PM
yea, i guess i could do that, i would just have to widen it and then the angled baffle would be shorter, but it might work

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 04:01 PM
another question.... for the inverted sub, i would still cut the same size opening for the sub as given in the manual, correct?

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 04:07 PM
better??

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/dannyz122001/a1-1.jpg

jdawg
03-13-2008, 04:11 PM
I think you are making this a little hard, use round ports. Put them on the bottom facing forward, subs would share a common chamber.

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 04:13 PM
cant use round ports for a solox....

and i cant put them facing forward... (read up)

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 04:14 PM
well its actually not that simple. i have a f-150 supercrew and i am removing the back bench and replacing it will 2 captains chairs. the enclosure will run between the rear captains chairs, from the center console to the back of the cab. the front of the box (the smaller side) will butt the center console and the larger side will be against the rear of the cab.

:)

05F150SuperCrew
03-13-2008, 04:35 PM
not that i think you should use them or not, just wonderin why u can't use round ports for a solo x? and i do agree that u should use a wall of the enclosure for the port, it will deffinetly save you room and work...

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 04:37 PM
i was talking to a tech from kicker and he recommended that i shouldn't. he said you could if you were limited on space, but he was always told to use slotted if you can

05F150SuperCrew
03-13-2008, 04:40 PM
cool, still sounds odd to me, but i'm a noob...

BobbyDD
03-13-2008, 04:40 PM
not that i think you should use them or not, just wonderin why u can't use round ports for a solo x? and i do agree that u should use a wall of the enclosure for the port, it will deffinetly save you room and work...

x2 Who told you you can't use round ports on a solo x?

nevermind, but has anyone else ever heard this?

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 04:41 PM
he didnt say that i COULDNT he said that he wouldnt recommend it... he said he prefers the slotted ports

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 04:46 PM
Due to the necessary length of these ports, you may want to fold the port along the bottom and back walls. It will be impractical to use round ports for these designs.

pg 3 of the manual

05F150SuperCrew
03-13-2008, 04:51 PM
i hear ya, but that all depends on the enclosure... for your enclosure slot is the way to go... that i do agree with. but its not that its not reccomended to use round ports with the solo x, its the typical enclosure they go into... i guess. that seems like a generalization on enclosures more than the sub itself.

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 04:53 PM
yea i guess that makes sense. he didnt say it was either right or wrong, the tech i talked to said that he would recommend slot ports over round

dannyz122001
03-13-2008, 04:54 PM
another question.... do slotted ports have to be made of 3/4 mdf or can they be something like 1/4''?

BrianChia
03-13-2008, 07:46 PM
Fact: square subs require square ports :fyi:

groundpound4200
03-13-2008, 07:51 PM
:confused: 6" aeros will work or even multiple 4". what size woofer again?