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    Should I go ported?

    Hey,

    I made a couple of boxes for myslef but never attempted to make a ported(vented box).

    I just rebuild my trunk in a hatchback VW GOLF and I have calculated that the best fit and maximum I can go is 3.44 CU feet.

    Thats the most volume I can do. Now I know you should build a box after you buy the SUB, but I pretty much know the demensions and specs of the sub Im planning on buying (IDQ v.2D4 12"), and I have a week off right now so I might as well use the time.

    Im currently planning on running a RF 300s @ 2 ohms x 1 to power the sub. I've measured the output on it and it is about 500watts rms ( I know this isn't the best way, but I plan on upgrading the amp over the summer) and I know its not rated to be 2ohm stable , but what can I say ....I ran a RF power series 10" off it for 3months w/o a hicup.

    So now that you guys know my situation heres what Im asking for: Will a well built (tuned) box give good SQ, using this particular sub and amp........Or would I be wasting my time and should I just make the box a 2 cu ft. Sealed enclosre?

    If you think it will sound good.....what frequencies would you guys recommend?







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    I think it would sound good but that is just from what I heard and low 30's would be good.



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    Ive been playin around with WINISD and I have a questtion?

    When you eneter the volume of the box....Does that include the displacement of the sub or not?

    Im not sure...because it has you pick the driver out, and I would asume it has the volume include ... or isnt it?




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    Originally posted by spyd3r
    Ive been playin around with WINISD and I have a questtion?

    When you eneter the volume of the box....Does that include the displacement of the sub or not?

    Im not sure...because it has you pick the driver out, and I would asume it has the volume include ... or isnt it?
    I've always thoguth before displacement...

    RF power series can take 2ohms, the punch, I'm not so sure.



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    Originally posted by paikiah
    RF power series can take 2ohms, the punch, I'm not so sure.
    Heehe,

    Well I would imagine soo, but Im kinda tight on cash at the moment and need a new alternator anyway............so the amp is running @ 2ohms bridged and is workin fine. Hey it had me surprised as well. Definetly underated.

    I will upgraade to a Hifonics Nemesis 750D once I get some cash to buy a new alt and batt. during the summer :p

    BTW:

    Thx paikiah on winisd...seeems ur right, I was just gettign tired. hehehee
    Last edited by spyd3r; 04-18-2003 at 03:46 AM.




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