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snb778
05-25-2008, 03:02 PM
Whats up guys.

I am trying to get an idea of you experiences with the big 6" Flared Aero ports vs. a regular slot port, and if any of you feel that the flared Aeros actually make a difference in output.

I really liked how one of my boxes that had them performed, but I don't know if the Aero's helped, or if it would have had the same output with a regular port.

I am bouncing back and forth for what I should do for my next box. It's an extra $35-45 to do the Aero, so I don't know if it's even worth it. Seems like a lot of SPL guys use them, especially externally.

Just list your opinions and experiences. Thanks guys

snb778
05-25-2008, 03:32 PM
someone has to have a comparison or opinion on this topic

snb778
05-25-2008, 05:25 PM
buuuuuump... I know im not the only one curious on this

roarzorz
05-25-2008, 05:33 PM
I use aeros because they take up less displacement, are easier to adjust for fine tuning of your system, and you can very quickly change tuning for a street tune or a competition tune. IMO a well built slot port will perform as well as an aero port.

kovemaster559
05-25-2008, 05:35 PM
I use aeros because they take up less displacement, are easier to adjust for fine tuning of your system, and you can very quickly change tuning for a street tune or a competition tune. IMO a well built slot port will perform as well as an aero port.

true i agree . Aeros make life easy

mile098
05-25-2008, 05:45 PM
x3

snb778
05-25-2008, 05:47 PM
true i agree . Aeros make life easy

thats why I want one... but at the same time.. its another 40 bucks added onto all the other crap you need for a box

duece212
05-25-2008, 05:52 PM
***** that they are so expensive, but ontop of what everybody has already said, they also weight alot less than a slot made out of mdf

PV Audio
05-25-2008, 05:57 PM
It all depends on the application and usage. For a SPL setup, and I mean where SPL is the only goal, aeros will win every time for a multitude of reasons (sciency **** that I don't even understand, but have witnessed). For anything else, save the money and just use a slot port.

SeanDub
05-25-2008, 05:57 PM
I like mine. I made one with a couple of aluminum flares and part of an 8" quickrete tube from Lowe's. I like it, but I have yet to do any testing to determine if it gives me any more dBs.

Metal Flares: http://www.spiralfittings.net/standard%20bellmouth.htm

snb778
05-25-2008, 05:58 PM
maybe a little... my port right now consists of 1 piece of MDF measuring at 13.5x13.25.... doesnt weight a whole lot at all.

I do like the ability to shorten it though if I want to change tuning.. only problem is once you do that, I dont think there is any way to extend it again if you don't like it.


when tuning with these flared ports, where do you measure from??? just the straight tube part, or do measure from tip to tip w/ the flared ends on?

duece212
05-25-2008, 05:59 PM
I believe the 6" psp flares fit thinwall 6" pvc pipe which is cheap so easy to replace the center tube if need be.

snb778
05-25-2008, 06:11 PM
It all depends on the application and usage. For a SPL setup, and I mean where SPL is the only goal, aeros will win every time for a multitude of reasons (sciency **** that I don't even understand, but have witnessed). For anything else, save the money and just use a slot port.

interesting

snb778
05-25-2008, 06:19 PM
duece, you have PM

RAM_Designs
05-25-2008, 06:22 PM
I like using slot ports because they're free and the help brace the box.

snb778
05-25-2008, 06:25 PM
yea but the bad part I see is you need to make 2 diff. size pieces of wood then (one for the port, or even 2, and 1 for the port side of the box)... vs just the 2 sides being the same cut

There are flares on both ends of the tube right??

snb778
05-25-2008, 07:08 PM
anyone know where to get these for cheap.... JUST FOR THE FLARE. not the rest of the tube.. So far I saw 14 bucks...which doesnt sound to cheap.

snb778
05-25-2008, 09:45 PM
bump.... anyone..?? Flare on both sides of the tube?

snb778
05-26-2008, 04:41 AM
bump

snb778
05-26-2008, 03:56 PM
bump for more opinions...

and anyone who knows where to get some flares for cheap.

J31Rob
05-26-2008, 03:58 PM
need some aeros for your pistol shrimps?

BushJ311
05-26-2008, 04:01 PM
partsexpress

roarzorz
05-26-2008, 04:08 PM
Yes there are flares on both sides of the tube. If you want pieces only check out www.thrilleraudio.com. Its only like $3+ shipping for a flare. I use 4" pvc as my center sections for testing purposes so I don't screw up the good abs piece. Then when I have the tuning dialled in perfect I'll cut my good center section to fit.

roarzorz
05-26-2008, 04:14 PM
4" inside flare for $3.19 + shipping
http://www.thrilleraudio.com/detail.aspx?ID=426

4" outside flare for $3.93 + shipping
http://www.thrilleraudio.com/detail.aspx?ID=426

snb778
06-04-2008, 01:40 PM
bump