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    porting or not?

    I was wonderin if boxes need to be ported or if they dont have to. Also, which produces the better sound quality.







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    Re: porting or not?

    what sub?





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    Re: porting or not?

    nvm forget i asked that i just saw the sticky about it




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    Re: porting or not?

    well im gettin 2 alpine SWR-1042D




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    Re: porting or not?

    port them for them to sound best





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    Re: porting or not?

    if i dont port them right is there a chance i will damage the subs




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    Re: porting or not?

    ok if ur going for sound quality(SQ) then go for a sealed box(dont port)

    but if ur going for loudness(SPL) then port them....porting a box will not hurt ur subs if u port to the right hertz....its not as hard as it seems ....

    o and what sub doesnt matter....it depends on what ur lookin for on SQ or SPL...



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    Re: porting or not?

    im new to this and i have no idea how to port them to the right frequency




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    Re: porting or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Neon_
    ok if ur going for sound quality(SQ) then go for a sealed box(dont port)

    but if ur going for loudness(SPL) then port them....porting a box will not hurt ur subs if u port to the right hertz....its not as hard as it seems ....

    o and what sub doesnt matter....it depends on what ur lookin for on SQ or SPL...

    poster, please disregard everything this guy has said.

    SQ= sealed yes...
    but you can get the SAME sq with a ported box.

    YES it DOES matter what sub you are running




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    Re: porting or not?

    yea thats the hard part....i can find the stuff out for you but im going to need to know some things....

    how many subs...
    what size....
    how big is ur box in cubic feet
    what hz do u want it(rap or rock)
    how many ports u want?
    maybe a pic of the box



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    Re: porting or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by saywhat?
    poster, please disregard everything this guy has said.

    SQ= sealed yes...
    but you can get the SAME sq with a ported box.

    YES it DOES matter what sub you are running
    not really...apparently u havent been into car audio long...y would u want the same sq when u port a box? the only reason to port a box is for spl

    as for the sub yes ur right..didnt think about it, but some subs play sq or spl



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    Re: porting or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Neon_
    not really...apparently u havent been into car audio long...y would u want the same sq when u port a box? the only reason to port a box is for spl

    as for the sub yes ur right..didnt think about it, but some subs play sq or spl
    with a ported box its possible to gain a flatter frequency response, better low end extension, while at the same time increasing overall average output. THAT'S why we build low-tuned ported boxes.

    and a sub does not "automatically" play SQ or SPL. that depends on the driver's specifications and the type of box it is in.



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    Re: porting or not?

    well i havent made the box, but i am goin to soon. i made a design that is what i want but i cant decide if it needs to be ported or not. the box has about 3.8 cubic feet for 2 alpine SWR-1042D. would a box this big need to be ported or not. this design has well over the recommended cubic feet for the subs, about 1.3 cubic more to be exact.




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    Re: porting or not?

    neon = chinny ?



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    Re: porting or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by SSS 18734
    with a ported box its possible to gain a flatter frequency response, better low end extension, while at the same time increasing overall average output. THAT'S why we build low-tuned ported boxes.

    and a sub does not "automatically" play SQ or SPL. that depends on the driver's specifications and the type of box it is in.
    well duh....but a 12" RE XXX is going to play different in the same box with the same amount of wattage a 12" Audiobahn would

    it all depends on what u port it at if u tune low then its going to hit low....same with tuning high...im not chinny just tryin to get thru to u guys...sry if i come off like a **** lol



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