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Oraclem19
04-24-2013, 06:34 PM
Looking at recommendations and size suggestions all over, yet can't find a solid answer on how big a non flared port needs to be to avoid port noise. I can't be looking at these numbers right, from what I've heard for my 1 12" in a 4 cube box I need 2 6" ports??
Box was originally intended to be sealed, did not get the SPL response I would have liked though, now I am attempting to make it a ported.
Another option was making a slot port to come through the armrest in a mini-style wall, yet that is only looking like 40-55 sq in, if that.

xmax is .551 each way, 800w.

NASTY08IMPALA
04-24-2013, 06:47 PM
Either way seems like wayy to much port for a 800rms sub...i would think more along the lines of a single 6" aero or around 12-16"^2 per cube of slot port...and 4 cubes for a single 12 seems awfully big as well....my current box for my pair of hdc4 12s has around 18"^2 per cibe which comes out to almost 80" of port which is quite a bit for a pair of 12s..might wana recheck ur numbers

Dirtrider4eva
04-24-2013, 06:49 PM
youll be fine with a single 6 or 4"... im running an 8" for 2 apx 12s. but my box is a burb box.