View Full Version : sealed or vented

05-09-2008, 04:26 AM
hello, quick question. I am in the process of installing a new stereo in my new truck. I have two 8" kicker L5's. I know there are just 8", but I want to know everyone's different opinions are on enclosure types(sealed or vented). I know 8" subs will not produce like 12's or 15's, But I want to build a box that will give me the best quality sound possible with what I have. I will have plenty of power running to them, but space is a little bit of an issue. Your feed back will be greatly appreciated. THX

05-09-2008, 04:34 AM
sealed for your application.

sealed = SQ
ported = SPL (loudness)

ported also requires more space

but there will be smarter people to chime in as well.

bumpin buick
05-09-2008, 04:37 AM
well right off the bat the L5 is not a good sub to go with for SQ. Any of the square subs by kicker were really made for SPL. You can go ahead and do what ever type of box you want with it but I would recomend ported

05-09-2008, 09:12 AM
I think ported will give the output you're looking for and a sound you can live with. Just tune your box accordingly.

05-09-2008, 02:20 PM
i'd say sealed for your app.

but if you're gonna port a box, do like a low 30 hz. tuning...

i dont think it's necesary though for 8's ha

05-09-2008, 05:25 PM
I would port them, about 1.5ft^3 tuned to 33. That shouldnt take up too much room:)