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    Need input on L7 Enclosure

    A couple months back I sold an L7 12" to a buddy of mine. Long story short, he's not happy with the box he built and now wants me to do it for him. I agreed to help him out in exchange for a 6 pack so all is good.

    I'm not too experienced with L7's though, and was looking for some input on an enclosure. I'm thinking about building him a ported box 2.3ft^3 @ 33hz. He listens to lots of rap, and has definatley got more space to spare so let me kow if I need to go bigger on this.







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    Re: Need input on L7 Enclosure

    maybe tad bit larger and tad bit higher tuned.




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    Re: Need input on L7 Enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by benchambers80 View Post
    maybe tad bit larger and tad bit higher tuned.
    Thanks for the quick response. I was thinking I should up the volume a bit, but wasn't sure on the tuning.

    Would you say 2.6@34?




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    Re: Need input on L7 Enclosure

    See what the isd says, kicker is notorious for reccomending too small of an enclosure, but I had good results with 2.25cf for a l7 10. I think I went with 2.5cf on the 12.




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    Re: Need input on L7 Enclosure

    personally i would tune 30ish hz. If he listens to rap he probably isnt too concerned with a flat response and really just wants something to play the lows really well. build the box about a half cube larger than rec and tune it to 28-30hz




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    Re: Need input on L7 Enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by lilmaniac2 View Post
    personally i would tune 30ish hz. If he listens to rap he probably isnt too concerned with a flat response and really just wants something to play the lows really well. build the box about a half cube larger than rec and tune it to 28-30hz
    It is all in preference, I prefer flat response curve so I don't have to give up the upper end.

    L7's arn't the best choice for flat curve either.




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    Re: Need input on L7 Enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by lilmaniac2 View Post
    personally i would tune 30ish hz. If he listens to rap he probably isnt too concerned with a flat response and really just wants something to play the lows really well. build the box about a half cube larger than rec and tune it to 28-30hz
    Well his last box was 3.6@32hz (4.16ft^3 gross) so that's why I'm aiming a little higher. I say he listens to alot of rap, but I'm sure he listens to other music aswell. I put in a bass mekankik cd and I was just not impressed with the spectrum of bass that was coming through. It's defintely hit's low, but that's about it.




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    Re: Need input on L7 Enclosure

    well reducing the size will probably help with that and making adjustments to the tuning, but I wouldnt go over 38.

    play with isd see what comes out :wat:




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    Re: Need input on L7 Enclosure

    Anyone else have any input?




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    Re: Need input on L7 Enclosure

    So I guess 2.6 ft^3 @34?

    I may end up doing an even 3 ft^3 @35

    Still just playing with the idea. If anyone has any better suggestions please let me know, because I only have enough spare mdf for one box.




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