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MikeR.
07-22-2008, 08:43 PM
A couple months back I sold an L7 12" to a buddy of mine. Long story short, he's not happy with the box he built and now wants me to do it for him. I agreed to help him out in exchange for a 6 pack so all is good.

I'm not too experienced with L7's though, and was looking for some input on an enclosure. I'm thinking about building him a ported box 2.3ft^3 @ 33hz. He listens to lots of rap, and has definatley got more space to spare so let me kow if I need to go bigger on this.

benchambers80
07-22-2008, 08:44 PM
maybe tad bit larger and tad bit higher tuned.

MikeR.
07-22-2008, 08:46 PM
maybe tad bit larger and tad bit higher tuned.

Thanks for the quick response. I was thinking I should up the volume a bit, but wasn't sure on the tuning.

Would you say 2.6@34?

benchambers80
07-22-2008, 08:48 PM
See what the isd says, kicker is notorious for reccomending too small of an enclosure, but I had good results with 2.25cf for a l7 10. I think I went with 2.5cf on the 12.

lilmaniac2
07-22-2008, 08:50 PM
personally i would tune 30ish hz. If he listens to rap he probably isnt too concerned with a flat response and really just wants something to play the lows really well. build the box about a half cube larger than rec and tune it to 28-30hz

benchambers80
07-22-2008, 08:52 PM
personally i would tune 30ish hz. If he listens to rap he probably isnt too concerned with a flat response and really just wants something to play the lows really well. build the box about a half cube larger than rec and tune it to 28-30hz

It is all in preference, I prefer flat response curve so I don't have to give up the upper end.

L7's arn't the best choice for flat curve either.

MikeR.
07-22-2008, 08:57 PM
personally i would tune 30ish hz. If he listens to rap he probably isnt too concerned with a flat response and really just wants something to play the lows really well. build the box about a half cube larger than rec and tune it to 28-30hz

Well his last box was 3.6@32hz (4.16ft^3 gross) so that's why I'm aiming a little higher. I say he listens to alot of rap, but I'm sure he listens to other music aswell. I put in a bass mekankik cd and I was just not impressed with the spectrum of bass that was coming through. It's defintely hit's low, but that's about it.

benchambers80
07-22-2008, 08:59 PM
well reducing the size will probably help with that and making adjustments to the tuning, but I wouldnt go over 38.

play with isd see what comes out :wat:

MikeR.
07-23-2008, 12:01 AM
Anyone else have any input?

MikeR.
07-23-2008, 10:28 AM
So I guess 2.6 ft^3 @34?

I may end up doing an even 3 ft^3 @35

Still just playing with the idea. If anyone has any better suggestions please let me know, because I only have enough spare mdf for one box.