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    Kicker cvt 10 to port or not?

    So I am building a sub enclosure for my 05 f150 supercrew cab, it is .88 cubic feet down fire single 10" cvt 2 ohm sub powered by zx400.1 at 2 ohms and I'm debating on making it a sealed with poly fil or ported with poly fil or no poly fil. I'm going for sq and SPL too, just a nice low but clean bass.

    Kicker recommends .8 to 3.0 cubic feet for sealed and 1.25 to 1.75 cubic feet ported and I have .88 cubic feet should I listen to these recommendations or will ported make this sub sound great?

    Also not sure of hz I would need to tune it too?

    All help is greatly appreciated!!







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    Re: Kicker cvt 10 to port or not?

    if you are not dead set on that sub, there are a lot of 8's that would shine in a ported box that size, and can be tuned pretty low. sundown audio, digital designs, cadence, skar, just to name a few.

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    tuned as low as 30-32hrtz.




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    Re: Kicker cvt 10 to port or not?

    Thanks for the quick reply and help!

    Yes I'm pretty set cause I've purchased it already. But what would you recommend on the set up I have?




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    Re: Kicker cvt 10 to port or not?

    sealed boxes can be ok, i used to use them. then i got my first ported box, a 12inch rf t212 @ 33hrtz...never doing sealed again. some guys on here will rag on the kicker subs, but they are ok, especially if you already have it. some of the subs i mentioned are less than $150, but anyway, if you are restricted on space you can only work with what you have. as far as poly-fill, i can't speak on that, don't know enough about it. i think it has something to do with the sub "thinking" it is in a larger enclosure, something about slowing down the sound waves and whatnot.




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    Re: Kicker cvt 10 to port or not?

    Okay I guess ill try it sealed with poly fil and then without, and see the difference.
    And maybe try to port it.

    Thanks for the help and input




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    Re: Kicker cvt 10 to port or not?

    Just go sealed. If you go ported you will have to displace the port and end up with an enclosure that is far to small.




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    Re: Kicker cvt 10 to port or not?

    ^^^what he said^^^ it will still do what is it supposed to do.




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    Re: Kicker cvt 10 to port or not?

    Sounds good guys, sealed it is. I appreciate it!




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    Re: Kicker cvt 10 to port or not?

    cvt's aren't supposed to be ported, read the owners manual....derp



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