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michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:09 PM
i have the actual length, width and heigth for the box i want...ut i have no clue how to tune it to 37hertz. how big should the slot be? how long should the vent board be? do you get what im asking?

thorshammer1
02-13-2009, 12:11 PM
Box dimensions, displacement of subs will help the box builders

traksta15
02-13-2009, 12:11 PM
what's your internal volume? (inside dimensions divided by 1728) then find a port length calculator online and input your numbers.

01 S 10
02-13-2009, 12:14 PM
like said above, what size box is this? and what amount of port area do you want?

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:14 PM
external length 32, width is 14, height is 15' its for a audioque hdc3 12 dual 2 ohm

01 S 10
02-13-2009, 12:15 PM
external length 32, width is 14, height is 15' its for a audioque hdc3 12 dual 2 ohm

thats just under 3cf not including port and sub yet. hold on, ill figure it out


with a slot port that is 13.5" tall, 3" wide, it would need to be 33" long for 37hz tuning, bringing the box down to 2cf net, still not including sub (.25 probably)

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:15 PM
i was looking to get one built but my budget is getting a little smaller so it will be chdeaper like this...

dman4486
02-13-2009, 12:16 PM
external length 32, width is 14, height is 15' its for a audioque hdc3 12 dual 2 ohm

hm.....I think 15' might be a little overkill




what port area?

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:18 PM
well what would you guys suggest? id like the box to be a little shorter and maybe deeper? i drive a 2002 accord and i want it to slide right up to the backseat in the trunk. i asked a guy about building me a box and those were the numbers he came up with.

all i know is i want 37hertz and slot ported

01 S 10
02-13-2009, 12:20 PM
ever think about doing round ports? aero or PVC? you would only need 2 4" ports, 17" long for 37hz tuning. they will take up a LOT less airspace inside the box

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:22 PM
man that sound fine with me explain it a little better for me and what all to do...if you dont mind i mean

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:24 PM
like if im using pvc 4' round and 17'long...how far do i put the pvc into the box? like how much of the pvc is sticking out of the box?

01 S 10
02-13-2009, 12:25 PM
man that sound fine with me explain it a little better for me and what all to do...if you dont mind i mean

about the round ports? pretty simple. you can buy aeroports online at Partsexpress.com or go to Lowes/Home Depot and buy 4" PVC, usually $7 for like 6 or 8 feet iirc.

01 S 10
02-13-2009, 12:26 PM
like if im using pvc 4' round and 17'long...how far do i put the pvc into the box? like how much of the pvc is sticking out of the box?

as much as you want, thats not going to effect tuning much, except for the fact that if they are mostly external that will give you more volume inside the box. and if you do that, you'll actually lower the tuning a little bit.

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:28 PM
so all i need is to build my box to the specs i have listed then cut out the wholes for TWO 4inch round pvc pipes that are 17inches long? and it doesnt matter how much of the pvc is in the box or sticking out? and this is the same as slot ported at 37hertz?

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:30 PM
as much as you want, thats not going to effect tuning much, except for the fact that if they are mostly external that will give you more volume inside the box. and if you do that, you'll actually lower the tuning a little bit.

okay so how much of the 17inch long pvc pipe should be outside the box for 37hertz?

01 S 10
02-13-2009, 12:30 PM
so all i need is to build my box to the specs i have listed then cut out the wholes for TWO 4inch round pvc pipes that are 17inches long? and it doesnt matter how much of the pvc is in the box or sticking out? and this is the same as slot ported at 37hertz?

yes 2 4"s, same 37hz tuning.

but like i said above, if 16 of the 17 inches are OUTSIDE the box, your volume inside will be around 2.75cf giving you just about a 35hz tuning. if both ports are mostly INSIDE the box, you'll be at 37hz, because your volume inside will now be around 2.4-2.5cf inside the box.

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:31 PM
not to sound rude or dumb but mamn i cant beleive it could be this easy lol. ive never tried pvc ports...

01 S 10
02-13-2009, 12:33 PM
not to sound rude or dumb but mamn i cant beleive it could be this easy lol. ive never tried pvc ports...

ive used 4 4" PVC's on a build before, it was my first experience with round ports and the tuning was dead on. the car peaked dam near where we tuned the box at. this was a Buick Lesabre. something like 38hz i believe it was and sounded good too

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:35 PM
could you tell me this...how do i figure out cubed feet? like id like my box to be around lenght23, height 15, and width 20' but im still looking for 2.5cubes

dman4486
02-13-2009, 12:36 PM
could you tell me this...how do i figure out cubed feet? like id like my box to be around lenght23, height 15, and width 20' but im still looking for 2.5cubes

cubic displacement is length x width x height

now to get it to cubic feet, you need to divide each measurement by 12 or the final number by 1728

01 S 10
02-13-2009, 12:37 PM
could you tell me this...how do i figure out cubed feet? like id like my box to be around lenght23, height 15, and width 20' but im still looking for 2.5cubes

remember those are external dimensions too. if your using 3/4" MDF, take 1.5" away from each of those numbers, then multiply and divide it all by 1728.

im getting 3.1074218 cf. (not including the ports and sub)

michaellane
02-13-2009, 12:40 PM
okay i think im getting it now. but if i change the length or anything doesnt that mean the PVC would now have to different lengths?

also has anyone ever used efs instead of mdf?

01 S 10
02-13-2009, 12:54 PM
okay i think im getting it now. but if i change the length or anything doesnt that mean the PVC would now have to different lengths?

also has anyone ever used efs instead of mdf?

change the length of what? the box, yeah the second set of dimensions you gave us will give you a slightly bigger box. so the PVC will need to be a different length to stay tuned at 37hz

with the both round ports inside the box, they need to be 16" long. if you have them external, they only need to be 14.5" each. im including sub displacement in these measurements too (.25cf typically).

michaellane
02-13-2009, 01:01 PM
okay thank all you guys...when i decide on the exact specs i will let you guys know so you can tell me if everything sounds okay.

jaymann107
02-13-2009, 03:03 PM
I'm not sure how acurate this site is or if I should even post it here, but it might help you out. It has both slot and round port calculator as well as a volume calculator for just about every box.
http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/boxcalcs.asp

michaellane
02-13-2009, 03:35 PM
kool kool im going to check that page out.