View Full Version : Which Port Is Best For My Box?

03-30-2009, 05:34 AM
I'm in the process of building a mostly fiberglass box, hoping its going to be about 14cubes, four RE SE 15"s firing foward, about 2000 watts rms, with the port firing up... It's my daily driver, and I want it to sound good as well as get loud as hell... Should I go with aero ports, PVC ports, or a regular box port? I'm not sure of the benefits and draw backs of these...

03-30-2009, 11:31 AM
Aero ports *generally* have less port noise.

03-30-2009, 12:12 PM
that's gonna be a lot of psp ports.

03-30-2009, 12:19 PM
Yea i love my aero ports they sound great and are easy to tune like 8 6in ports 2 per 15 or 4 4inch per 15 which is 16 ports lol

03-30-2009, 03:10 PM
Pictures of design?

03-30-2009, 04:55 PM
Yeah, I see alot of people running aero ports, but I've never actually used them myself... Where is the best place to get them? I'd like to go ahead and buy some... And four 6" aero ports? That seems like alot, anybody got an estimate of how long they'll need to be? And about the plans, I'm horrible at trying to sketch them out, but here's what I got done on the art program, lol... Maybe it'll get the point across... I only put one bix box port on the top though, that was before I decided to look into others...
The fiberglass bottom/back...
The first dry fit trying to get the sides right...

03-30-2009, 04:56 PM
Used psp's with flared ends. Maybe 4 6" aeros.

03-30-2009, 04:57 PM
Once again, ignore where it says CVR on the plans... I got RE SE's instead...

03-30-2009, 04:58 PM
What do you want to tune it to?

03-30-2009, 05:08 PM
I'm still not 100% on that either, lol... But I'm thinkin at about 32Hz... All I listen to is rap/hip hop... And it's four 15"s, so I'm hopin that will be able to catch the lows...

03-30-2009, 05:13 PM
4 6" should work

03-30-2009, 05:21 PM
I don't know about that fiberglassing. Looks like a lot of bubbles. I can't imagine it's very strong at all considering the wide, flat sections of it. Do you think it'll be sturdy enough for 4 15"s?

03-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Well, it does have a good bit of bubbles... But its being backed by the floor and back of the car to give it more strength... It's pretty strong already, and I'm probably going to throw one more layer on it... When it's in the car I'm pretty sure it'll hold up alright...

03-30-2009, 11:16 PM
So I should be able to use only 4 6" ones? Or should I go ahead and get 8? Where is the best place to get these from?

03-31-2009, 12:00 AM
5-6 6" aeros would be perfect, but 4 6" aeros would work.... I'd use 6 IMO. Thats just a lotta cash for ports lol. But I love them so much more then slot ports :D

03-31-2009, 12:32 AM
Yeah, they seem to be favored by a lot of people... And all the videos I watch with them seem to be really good... But doesn't a true aero port have the flare on both sides and the long pvc like tube in the middle? Because all I can find is ones that are like a flared top, no tube and no bottom... And no worries on the $$$ Ill pay w/e it takes to make it sound right... I've just got to find the ones I need first...

03-31-2009, 08:33 AM
www.partsexpress.com and search aero ports

03-31-2009, 08:42 AM
I don't know about that fiberglassing. Looks like a lot of bubbles. I can't imagine it's very strong at all considering the wide, flat sections of it. Do you think it'll be sturdy enough for 4 15"s?

Same thing I was thinking...

04-01-2009, 01:19 AM
Alright, so I found the aero port calculator on psp-inc.com, and it says if I had 6 4" aero ports they would only need to be around 13.5" long... Would that be enough port area for a box around 13 - 14 cubes?