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    Alright, so I wanted to see how much thump I could get out of a single SA-12 D4.

    This box 1.7 cubes at 32Hz, should be a good SPL box, no? Only my second box so I am not %100 familiar with the numbers and what makes a good SPL vs SQ. ect ect.

    2nd box build and SA-12 Question-img442.jpg

    I made it in 1 hour, 5 minutes. Start to finish. (still need to put screws in it, letting clamps do their thing right now. So excuse the sloppy Adhesive along the outside.

    When I figure out what box makes the best SPL for me, I'll do the "clean box" with 45s, smooth sanding, carpet, ect ect.... This is just a quick trial box.


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    P.s My SA-12 D4 will take 1200RMS , right? I've seen countless people say they push "1200+ RMS daily" with the SA-12s. Inform me if I'm wrong, don't want to blow up my babies.


    Edit: my port looks like its leaning, it's not.. Straight up and down, 3.25 inch all the way down. :-P







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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    Yea i sent my sa12 about 1200 each all day for 2 years no prob...box might be a lil small and tuned low for spl..someone correct me if im wrong




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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    I feed my sa's over 1200 daily and I've pushed them hard for an hour straight on several occasions and never got stinky or anything.

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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    Yea i sent my sa12 about 1200 each all day for 2 years no prob...box might be a lil small and tuned low for spl..someone correct me if im wrong

    Darn, 3 people all told me littleish box, and bigger port.

    What would you recommend I push cube per 12 then and tuned to? I have a bigger box for my dual 12s at 4.2 cubes and 35Hz, will that perform better for SPL? Only issue is my amp is a candy *** right now and pushes 700rms [each]to the SA-12s, obviously not kicking. So I wanted to see if I could push a single 12 real hard and see what it'll do. I'll try it after work and see how it compares to the dual 12s underpowered.




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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    My single 12 did a 137.7 in 2.25 cubes @34htz on 1000w then my 2 sa 12 in 4 cubes @32 did 146 on 2k...but it murdered the lows




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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    32hz is not a good spl tune unless your car peaks low



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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by kushy_dreams View Post
    32hz is not a good spl tune unless your car peaks low
    What he said ...if ur goin strictly spl tune higher..but lower for daily or find a happy medium




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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    What he said ...if ur goin strictly spl tune higher..but lower for daily or find a happy medium
    my other dual 12 box is 35Hz, is that more like it? Or are we talking 40s..?

    Rookie here obviously.




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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana View Post
    my other dual 12 box is 35Hz, is that more like it? Or are we talking 40s..?

    Rookie here obviously.
    high 40s but there isnt a "tune" for spl. you just add/take away port as it gains on the meter find the sweet spot and leave it. if i was to guess somewhere to start. 48-53 small box with alot of port area. small i mean. 1.3 per




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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT MAN View Post
    high 40s but there isnt a "tune" for spl. you just add/take away port as it gains on the meter find the sweet spot and leave it. if i was to guess somewhere to start. 48-53 small box with alot of port area. small i mean. 1.3 per
    Woah, really? 1.3 cubes per and 50hz?! Oh my, I am WAY off.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Montana View Post
    Woah, really? 1.3 cubes per and 50hz?! Oh my, I am WAY off.
    But if ur gona listen to it daily 1.3 @ 50 will sound like as$ ...id build a daily box too or one with interchanging ports




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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    I built a "daily box" at 1.8 cubes at 33Hz, sounds decent. I built that thinking it was a SPL box, LOLOLOL. Time to build a SPL box then. :-P




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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    I like daily boxes on the big side tuned low 30.s ...jus not into farty burp spl boxes lol




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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    I like daily boxes on the big side tuned low 30.s ...jus not into farty burp spl boxes lol
    Me as well,clean bass all day. But at the same time, I am trying to get my SPL for a local show in half year. :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    I like daily boxes on the big side tuned low 30.s ...jus not into farty burp spl boxes lol
    Me as well,clean bass all day. But at the same time, I am trying to get my SPL for a local show in half year. :-P




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    Re: 2nd box build and SA-12 Question

    Well good luck let us know how it turns out...and get that electrical upgrade movin




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