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reclessantics
07-28-2009, 10:41 AM
yup yup. which is "better" pros cons of each
thanks

roarzorz
07-28-2009, 11:02 AM
Aeros are a more efficient port. You can get the same results as a slot port with less port area and less displacement.

reclessantics
07-28-2009, 11:04 AM
word, i think id like aero's, if it would help. just more expensive?

michaellane
07-28-2009, 11:06 AM
umm well actually ive ALWAYS heard slots are way more efficent....but yes aeros can get a little $

its_bacon12
07-28-2009, 11:09 AM
It's preference really. Slot ports are harder to get accurate because they generally have higher friction with more surface area on the walls, not to be confused with port area, that ends up slowing down the air a little bit creating a lower tuning than designed for.

Aeros essentially eliminate this inefficiency and give a more accurate way to tune. I always do slot ports because it's easier for me to integrate with MDF and I'm perfectly fine with the lower tuning the port causes.

SPLluminator
07-28-2009, 11:12 AM
Slot ports have the ability to get much more port area.
Aero's have more accurate tuning(as stated above) and air flows easier

dappa5
07-28-2009, 11:16 AM
umm well actually ive ALWAYS heard slots are way more efficent....but yes aeros can get a little $


efficent to build but aero's move air more efficently
less surface friction but if you don't use enuff port area you will get port noise the greater the difficency the greater the port noise

pawn man
07-28-2009, 01:37 PM
for spl aeros

ironchef b
07-28-2009, 01:40 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=412621&highlight=aero+port+guide

7ender
07-28-2009, 01:40 PM
Did you know there's a search function? There's been a million of these threads.

Read my guide.
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=412621&highlight=aero+port+guide

Mr. Slate
07-28-2009, 02:58 PM
Dude, that is a great tutorial.

7ender
07-28-2009, 03:03 PM
why thank you :)

ironchef b
07-28-2009, 03:56 PM
Dude, that is a great tutorial.

x2. I bookmarked it.

SPLluminator
07-28-2009, 04:02 PM
for spl aeros

Not necessarily. Most spl competitors use slots for big boxes where aeros are unpractical(some will use kerfed ports to increase eff. however, for single sub setups Aeros are the way to go imo.

SSS 18734
07-28-2009, 04:22 PM
There's no difference, really, other than the fact that aeroports minimize surface area that the air has to flow through. This means you can get away with a smaller port. The combination of smoother walls and flared ends helps even more, but this can also be done with a slot port.

Mr. Slate
07-28-2009, 04:28 PM
Not necessarily. Most spl competitors use slots for big boxes where aeros are unpractical(some will use kerfed ports to increase eff. however, for single sub setups Aeros are the way to go imo.
Dude, you're totally wrong on this one. The "real" heavy hitters all use aeros.
Ever see the "classic" CRX box or the European "street class" box?

roarzorz
07-28-2009, 10:11 PM
Some of ya'll crack me up. Basically guessing or regurgitating stuff you've heard or read. Come to dB Drag finals and check out what kind of ports are being used in every loud street setup. Aeros are louder than slots in street spl applications. There's no arguing or debating it. This is a fact that has been proven by the top spl competitiors.

bhsdriller
07-28-2009, 10:21 PM
external aero's ftw

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg137/bhsdriller/l_9ea6f0ce2035415cb9dda7d6a464a862.jpg

skmfkr
07-28-2009, 10:31 PM
Aeros are a more efficient port. You can get the same results as a slot port with less port area and less displacement.

pretty much sums it up and also easier to change tuning

Mr. Slate
07-28-2009, 10:37 PM
Some of ya'll crack me up. Basically guessing or regurgitating stuff you've heard or read. Come to dB Drag finals and check out what kind of ports are being used in every loud street setup. Aeros are louder than slots in street spl applications. There's no arguing or debating it. This is a fact that has been proven by the top spl competitiors.
Exactly!:cool: