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    what box to build for kicker comp 12

    I'm going to build my own box, I listen to rock and rap. I want a box that will sound good in those 2 situations. I dont care what kind of box sealed, ported or bandpass i just want to know which box will work the best for me. subwoofer specs see below.
    fs-26.5,
    peek of 300 watts and 150 rms,
    SPLo-89.1
    effective excursion-.38 inch or 9.76mm
    Re-3.69
    Qms-9.61
    Qes-.447
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    Vas ft cubed-4.5
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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    I'd go with something like 2ft^3 tuned to 35hz.



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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    I would go ported if you can.



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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    My dad's running a pair of comp 10's right now, sealed...they **** ***, majorly.


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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanM923 View Post
    My dad's running a pair of comp 10's right now, sealed...they **** ***, majorly.


    Ported for sure.
    ryan gtfo ca.com i am bored at spl.....



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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    how do i tune a port? yes im a noob. the manual says to go 2.25 ft^3. i really want a heavy bass hit so thats why i chose ported in the first place. will ported sound ok with both rock and rap?




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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    Quote Originally Posted by schackel View Post
    ryan gtfo ca.com i am bored at spl.....
    I'm on both playa...I multitask like that.



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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    kicker shows in the manual how to make a ported box. in my case i didnt use there design but the idea is lengthen the port for deeper response but as you tune deeper you stifle the higher bass. that sub ***** and doesnt play very low at all i would tune it to around 40hz.

    if you use a round port this is the length you need for a 2.25 cu ft box

    4" port - 6.5 inches length will get you 40hz

    9.5 inches length will get you at 35hz.

    I would stay in between that area for that sub and remember to use your amps subsonic filter if it has one
    because high power at frequencies below the tuning of the box can kill your woofer over time or insttantly depending on how high the volume knob is.




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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    would more than one port help?




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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    It all depends on how much port area you want. I can help you out with all this dman. Shoot me a PM and I can draw something up for you.



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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    Quote Originally Posted by bassman3 View Post
    It all depends on how much port area you want. I can help you out with all this dman. Shoot me a PM and I can draw something up for you.
    Give him a freebee.



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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    I was going to just design it for him for free



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    Re: what box to build for kicker comp 12

    dude said free. that was total bullshit. i pmed him and he said he'd do the design for $8. i deleted the pm and never got back to him. i was going to do it myself anyway. really just wanted some tips.




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