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    poly fill question?

    i have a ported sub box , and i know poly fill is usually used for compact sealed boxes. somewhere on a website i read that poly fill can also be used for ported boxes but im not sure about that so my question is if thats true?







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    Re: poly fill question?

    You would have to use some adhesive to keep it from blowing out the port. In ported boxes it acts differently than sealed. I tried it and had no different results in a ported enclosure. Sealed, thats a different story, my low notes came out and the subs had a tad more excursion.



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    Re: poly fill question?

    The Kicker boxes with the CVR's and Comps have polyfill in em right from Kicker. Can't say if there's a difference either way though...




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    Re: poly fill question?

    What are you trying to accomplish?




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    Re: poly fill question?

    Poly fill is always a crap shoot. It may do something audible and it may not. The only benefit to it is stop standing waves.



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    Re: poly fill question?

    I've had good results using polyfill in ported boxes but you have to make sure it stays clear of the port so it doesn't clog it up or blow out.



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    Re: poly fill question?

    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    Poly fill is always a crap shoot. It may do something audible and it may not. The only benefit to it is stop standing waves.
    not correct for subwoofers... with subwoofers the polyfill actually tricks the woofer into thinking the enclosure is larger than it really is by dissipating heat generated inside the enclosure. Normally without the fill the heat causes the air to stiffen in the enclosure but with some of that heat getting dissipated the air doesn't stiffen as much. This in turn tricks the woofer into performing like it is in a larger enclosure.



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    Re: poly fill question?

    Quote Originally Posted by UMWDawg92 View Post
    I've had good results using polyfill in ported boxes but you have to make sure it stays clear of the port so it doesn't clog it up or blow out.
    What kind of results?



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    What kind of results?
    I've noticed with some woofers I've gotten them to play lower and it sounds cleaner on the low notes... I've only done it with home subs, never tried it in my car but I'm assuming I'd get the same results. It is also woofer dependent since some subs are much more sensitive to enclosure size than others. Subs that are more particular to what size of enclosure seem to have more audible results.



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    Re: poly fill question?

    Quote Originally Posted by UMWDawg92 View Post
    not correct for subwoofers... with subwoofers the polyfill actually tricks the woofer into thinking the enclosure is larger than it really is by dissipating heat generated inside the enclosure. Normally without the fill the heat causes the air to stiffen in the enclosure but with some of that heat getting dissipated the air doesn't stiffen as much. This in turn tricks the woofer into performing like it is in a larger enclosure.
    no your not right, that is just a byproduct of using it. The correct usage is to dissipate standing waves.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    no your not right, that is just a byproduct of using it. The correct usage is to dissipate standing waves.
    dissipating standing waves isn't worth the effort in a subwoofer the low frequencies hardly have any standing waves to begin with due to the wavelength being so long. Most people use polyfill in subwoofers because they have a smaller than optimal enclosure. Now when using fill with a mid then yes it's primary function is to absorb standing waves.



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    Re: poly fill question?

    most people use capacitors to supplement their electrical systems as well doesn't make it right.



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    Re: poly fill question?

    I have a sealed box with two 15s in it. They would not hit lows below 38hz. I filled each chamber with 1.5lbs of polyfill. My roof shakes on low notes now



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    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    most people use capacitors to supplement their electrical systems as well doesn't make it right.
    how is it not correct to use polyfill to make a small enclosure more optimal? It has been proven time and again that in many cases it can make a big difference in how low the woofer can play... So using it to get rid of standing waves is the only reason you should use it? Would you explain why it shouldn't be used for another reason?



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    Re: poly fill question?

    It's not correct because it's a band aid. The correct way is to build the correct enclosure before hand. Your also ignoring the fact that standing waves make the enclosure seem smaller and inhibit low end response and clarity.



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