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    12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    Hi everyone, first post on here.

    Okay, so through a trade, I got a 12" Kicker Solo X, the '07 model, in a ported box. The box looked to be on the small side to what a Solo X should be in and when I measured it, it turns out it is. If I did the math right, there's about 2 cubic feet of space not counting the port and about 3 cubic feet with the port. Basically, is this box useless? I'm thinking maybe one of my L7's could work in it but idk. Does this box sound way to small for the sub? Anyone one here with a 12" Solo X that could give me some advice on what box and port size worked well for them?

    Any help would be great since I'm not too sure what to do. Thanks in advance.







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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    29Wx20Dx20H sub up port on bottom 4hx24wx18 around 6.71 gross and 5.2 net 96 square in. of port worked great for me tuning around 36



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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    wow that's huge. is there somewhere online I could buy a box? for some reason building one myself really overwhelms me. I always want it to be perfect and to spec and I just don't want to mess it up




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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    Thats a super easy box to build, and yes they love big boxes ask wickedwitt



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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    I'd go for at least 4 to 5 cubic feet for it.

    the user wickedwitt had a pair in about 14 cubes I believe.



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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    wow. well, I have a civic so idk how big I could really go haha. somebody offered me 2 15" Kicker CVX's (2010 models) but idk, I'd like to keep the Solo X




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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    Quote Originally Posted by bostonkid92 View Post
    wow. well, I have a civic so idk how big I could really go haha. somebody offered me 2 15" Kicker CVX's (2010 models) but idk, I'd like to keep the Solo X
    I'd stick with the solo X. In the right box and right power it will do pretty good, and when people ask what you got, you can just be like "oh it's just a 12" lol



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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    exactly. plus, nobody around has one. idk, i really want to keep it but I'm just not into building a box myself. it's not that I'm lazy, I just get overwhelmed easily. I've called everyone around and they all quoted me between $200-$300 for a 2.5 cubic foot box for my hcca so who knows what crazy price they'd give me for a 4-6 cubic foot box for this. the sad thing is the kid I got the solo x from got the box it's in right now "custom made" for the solo x by some shop near me so if they're charging people crazy prices for incorrect sized boxes, idk what to do




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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    okay i decided i'd like to keep the solo x. is there somewhere online that i could find plans for the box that it should be in? also, how do i calculate what the box is tuned to?




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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    I thought what solo x really liked was much larger than what Kicker gave specs for. You are going to have to check to see if the "right" box actually fits in your car. I think they end up being huge.




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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    3.5 - 5 cubes sounds pretty good (though I've ran them in smaller).




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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    Quote Originally Posted by nate56 View Post
    29Wx20Dx20H sub up port on bottom 4hx24wx18 around 6.71 gross and 5.2 net 96 square in. of port worked great for me tuning around 36
    This was pretty much what I recommended Nate, and is very close to the specs I ran for my 12" Xs. I know it's huge, but they are really happy in 4.75-5.5 cu after displacement w/ roughly 16-18 sq. in of port per cu. Trust me.



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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    And you had a Kicker Pony powering your pair?


    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwitt View Post
    This was pretty much what I recommended Nate, and is very close to the specs I ran for my 12" Xs. I know it's huge, but they are really happy in 4.75-5.5 cu after displacement w/ roughly 16-18 sq. in of port per cu. Trust me.




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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    Quote Originally Posted by n8skow View Post
    And you had a Kicker Pony powering your pair?
    Yes but not all of it...only used 3000-3500w
    Last edited by wickedwitt; 10-04-2012 at 11:20 AM. Reason: added power numbers



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    Re: 12" Kicker Solo X enclosure help

    Ahh
    yah, mine made a lot of black coils when I had it... (they still work, and meter okay) - but the color change was a bit alarming
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwitt View Post
    Yes but not all of it...only used 3000-3500w




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