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dalittlethuns
11-13-2008, 09:39 PM
I'm still up in the air on whether I should run a ported or sealed enclosure for a Solobaric S12L7 for my 01 Mustang Cobra?

I dont have much trunk space, but I'm pretty sure i can fit a 2 cu ft ported box for my S12L7 subwoofer. Dimensions (H x D x W) = 13.5" x 16.0" x 30"

Or should i go with a sealed box for the same 2 cu ft?

what would sound better for me? into hiphop, rap, reggaeton, ect music :confused:


thanks! :):):)

05fronty
11-13-2008, 09:39 PM
ported

BumpMW
11-13-2008, 09:42 PM
ported.

id rather listen to myself fart than seal an l7.

BumpMW
11-13-2008, 09:44 PM
p.s. 2 cubes 34 hz.

dono if this will fit your dimensions but

http://img34.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2cubes34hz3125sqin1cm.png

dalittlethuns
11-13-2008, 09:48 PM
Thanks! now i know that kicker suggests a ported box from 1.75 - 3.25 cu ft for its L7 12".....but the box i would get for it is on the smaller size, 2 cu ft. Do you think it will still hit hard and low?

Also, what about having 2 L7's in a sealed box vs 1 L7 in that same 2 cu ft ported box.....which do you think will hit best?

dalittlethuns
11-13-2008, 10:00 PM
thats very similar to the one I plan on getting from Mobilesoundworks.com


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dalittlethuns
11-13-2008, 10:07 PM
lol....just realized that cant be displayed on here but here are the specs:


Top & Bottom : 30" x 16"
Sides : 16" x 12"
Back : 28.5" x 12
Front : 26" x 12"
Port Piece 1 : 12" x 11.25"
Port Piece 2 : 18.5" x 12"

outspoken
11-13-2008, 10:14 PM
I've never liked l7's sealed personally (not that they're much better ported, though they do get loud if installed right), but theoretically if you have 2 subs vs. 1 and double the power, the 2 will be louder. If i was gonna run a single l7 ported, i would go 2.25 cubes tuned to 32... just my $.02

dalittlethuns
11-13-2008, 10:39 PM
thanks for ur $.02 lol Trust me, Ive been lookin for a 2.25-2.50 cu ft box myself....i may just have to have someone build it custom.....but then that gets pricey!

The 2 cu ft one i found on ebay is $119 shipped and its 3/4" mdf....and the front is double that!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360097469537&sspagename=ADME:X:AAQ:US:11