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Bipolar
03-24-2008, 06:18 PM
Ok...My max dimensions with the rear seat in is 49" wide...26" high...& 20 deep.. I can remove my rear seat if I need to but I think this is enough room for atleast 11 cubes.. This is in a 99 Caravan btw..I went on Kickers site and found NO box recommendation sizes..So I have no clue what size to shoot for or at what hz range..help please..

dman4486
03-24-2008, 06:20 PM
what are you trying to get from this?

Abel
03-24-2008, 06:20 PM
what are you looking to tune to?

BrianChia
03-24-2008, 06:20 PM
10 cf @ 35hz for daily.

10 cf @ 56hz for competition.

That's what says in the manual. :)

Abel
03-24-2008, 06:21 PM
10 cf @ 35hz for daily.

10 cf @ 56hz for competition.

That's what says in the manual. :)

to big

Bipolar
03-24-2008, 07:05 PM
10 cf @ 35hz for daily.

10 cf @ 56hz for competition.

That's what says in the manual. :)

Thanks!


to big

Why?


what are you trying to get from this?

What do you mean? From the sub or from this post? From this post im trying to get info like these guys are giving me.. A good idea of how big my box should be and what it should be tuned to because I couldn't find info on it anywhere. Once I get straightened out how many cubes it needs to be and at what hz range then I will have my guy whip out a box design and cut sheet for me...btw my guy is "iDesignBoxes"..:D If you mean what am I trying to get from this sub the answer is BASS...For a weekend warrior kind of deal..entering into a few little home town competitions, scaring the wife and kids and small animals..you know that kinda thing...

Abel
03-24-2008, 07:24 PM
i would do 7-8 cubes tuned to 35. how much power you got?

Bipolar
03-24-2008, 07:37 PM
Well....I have not actually got "the power" yet..I was looking at a DD z1 or 2 kicker ZX2500's.. I for sure will run no less then 4000 rms but I want as close to 5000 as I can get.. maybe even a bd40001 Fosgate...or something...open to suggestions..

Abel
03-24-2008, 07:49 PM
Well....I have not actually got "the power" yet..I was looking at a DD z1 or 2 kicker ZX2500's.. I for sure will run no less then 4000 rms but I want as close to 5000 as I can get.. maybe even a bd40001 Fosgate...or something...open to suggestions..

Well people find my opinion to be bias but in all truth the ZX is the choice i would make. I have tested many amps and the ZX came out on top for me.

babaganoush123
03-24-2008, 07:51 PM
id do 7.5 cubes at 36hz

Bipolar
03-24-2008, 08:06 PM
OK thanks guys, I assume you guys would go with sub up, port back, correct.

massiveaudiocw
03-24-2008, 08:12 PM
I can design you a box if you want, hit me up on aim (SundownAudioNY)

It all depends on how much power you are gonna run and what your looking for in results. That will determine the box specs.

dannyz122001
03-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Model:
S18X

VentedSPL (MaximumEnclosureVolume)
10 ft3 (283L) + port displacement, Fb=56Hz
Port: 300 in2 (1935cm2) area x 9” (22.9cm) long
Power Handling = 10000W Peak above 56Hz

VentedCompact (MinimumEnclosureVolume)
5 ft3 (142L) + port displacement, Fb=35Hz
Port: 60 in2 (387cm2) area x 14.5” (36.8cm) long
Power Handling = 5000W Peak

VentedSUV (TheOneToDo)
10 ft3 (283L) + port displacement, Fb=35Hz
Port: 150 in2 (968cm2) area x 21” (53.3cm) long
Power Handling = 4500W Peak

dannyz122001
03-27-2008, 12:22 PM
Manual:

http://www.kicker.com/06/tech-support/manuals/manuals/2007/2007%20SoloX%2018%20Sub%20b01%20Web.pdf

ContourSPL
03-27-2008, 08:20 PM
cool, another Indianaian and I see you're from Washington. I played basketball with Luke Zeller :) Anywho, I don't think a huge 10 cubic foot enclosure would be necessary, especially if you are going to give that sub a lot of power.

dB-SPL
03-27-2008, 08:27 PM
Well....I have not actually got "the power" yet..I was looking at a DD z1 or 2 kicker ZX2500's.. I for sure will run no less then 4000 rms but I want as close to 5000 as I can get.. maybe even a bd40001 Fosgate...or something...open to suggestions..

That 5KRMS is competition power, dude. For daily driving music you might want to bring it down to about half of that. Unless, you're just building a fartbox and playing test tunes..

-Bill-

MyFartsStink
03-27-2008, 08:32 PM
cool, another Indianaian and I see you're from Washington. I played basketball with Luke Zeller :) Anywho, I don't think a huge 10 cubic foot enclosure would be necessary, especially if you are going to give that sub a lot of power.

Well the manual sais 10, so I think I would choose that idea over yours.

ContourSPL
03-27-2008, 08:41 PM
Might have a lack of cone control in 10 cubes....

MyFartsStink
03-27-2008, 10:03 PM
Might have a lack of cone control in 10 cubes....

:laugh: Should I sig this? I dont know, anyone who wants to sig this go ahead.

babaganoush123
03-27-2008, 10:04 PM
7-7.5 cubes at 36hz.

Bipolar
03-27-2008, 10:08 PM
cool, another Indianaian and I see you're from Washington. I played basketball with Luke Zeller :) Anywho, I don't think a huge 10 cubic foot enclosure would be necessary, especially if you are going to give that sub a lot of power.


Yeah Luke is the man..I'm looking at your user name and sig...you dont have 4 15"s in a Ford Contour do you? Dont see how you could really ha..

ContourSPL
03-27-2008, 11:55 PM
haha, no, they're in my Jeep GC but not at the moment. I have to make some more sawdust before I throw them back in there. Found out yet what you are doing for power?

skadude016
03-28-2008, 12:01 AM
Might have a lack of cone control in 10 cubes....

what exactly do you mean by cone control?

ContourSPL
03-28-2008, 12:03 AM
over excursion perhaps? Maybe I should've used better terminology? Or actually, now that I look back on it, I meant to say something about power compression.

skadude016
03-28-2008, 12:05 AM
over excursion perhaps? Maybe I should've used better terminology? Or actually, now that I look back on it, I meant to say something about power compression.

ya makes more sense when ya put it that way :)

well the Solo X 18 is rated for 5k rms. Although you dont need that much power to get it loud it doesnt hurt to have lots of power if he wanted to go to comps and what not. I would say 3k daily would be ideal and more than enough to feed your bass needs

Bipolar
03-28-2008, 02:00 AM
Found out yet what you are doing for power?


Nope have not decided yet..

MyFartsStink
03-28-2008, 09:19 AM
over excursion perhaps? Maybe I should've used better terminology? Or actually, now that I look back on it, I meant to say something about power compression.

but still

Kickers box recomendation > Noob's 124 post count recomendation.

I know who I would listen to.

ContourSPL
03-28-2008, 09:48 AM
anywho, from the competitors that I've talked to who have used a solo X, they never recommended a 10 cubic foot enclosure for it. I was just stating what I have heard. If he's going to give the sub +4000 watts, the sub might reach power compression a lot quicker in 10 cubes so he could get more output in a smaller enclosure.

TrIgZ
03-28-2008, 05:55 PM
id do an american bass 400.1 or 500.1