View Full Version : POrt area for 4 SA-8's ?

Bama Shadow
06-03-2011, 01:51 AM
I am thinking of trying 4 SA-8's but I'm not sure I have enough room for the port. My opening is 38x11 and subs and port will both be there, facing foward. This would leave me with 40-45 sq in or port area for the 2.4 cu ft enclosure after displacement/port. Power will be 2000 watts RMS. Will this be enough port area tuned to 33hz ?

Bama Shadow
06-03-2011, 01:53 AM
sorry for the double post, please delete one mods

06-03-2011, 08:05 AM
That should work out ok, albeit a little on the small side considering the fact that you have four SA-8's. I don't know if you did it this way, but if you stagger the subs you can get some more room for the port on one side.

Bama Shadow
06-03-2011, 08:16 AM
Well i was planning on a center port in a T shape. Not sure if staggering would help much with my limited space.

06-03-2011, 08:24 AM
Putting the port to one side and staggering the subs will give you that little extra space for some more port. The SA-8 is a pretty capable woofer to be using in .6ft^3, so the usual "12-16in^2 per ft^3" isn't really applicable in this case. I like to use about 12-15in^2 per SA-8, if possible.

Bama Shadow
06-03-2011, 08:30 AM
Thanx Ram, I'll have to do some figuring and see what I can come up with.