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    what if i plug my port

    ok i plan on plugging my port temporaily just to see how it will sounds. my only concern is the box is 3.5(net) with 51^2 of port this is rather large for my avalanche 15 for sealed box. iam sending it 1000 watts rms through a mtx942
    should i be concered about damaging this driver or will i be ok?







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    Re: what if i plug my port

    to seal it off and still have 3.5ft^3 you would have to seal the inside of the port(from inside the box)
    if not you're box will end up 4.xxft^3 because when you seal the outside end of the port then, all the are in the port becomes part of the sealed box.....



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    Re: what if i plug my port

    his box will end up being more like 5 cubes lol, the port is very long

    if you do seal it off, i would definately lower your gain so that it sees 500ish watts.




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    id plug it, then id turn the gain down low, and then turn it up to an acceptable leve and test SQ and SPL...

    ive thought about doing that.




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    why not just fill up the inside of the box as well to aquire the volume you want.




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    i want it to be a temp port plug i think ill take the first suggestion and plug the inside because my port is very long hehe( thanks moe). now with 3.5 cubes before displacment and 1000w going to it should i be scared? people do throw 1500 watts(vented) at this sub daily and it takes it like a champ( and they got bigger box than i do).

    iam just doing this to see how much of a sq dif iam going to notice and see if maybe i want a sealed setup instead. not to say i dont like my box now(blows me away everytime) but you guys know how it is, you get board one day and get a idea hehe.




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    thermally it may handle that wattage, but mechanically, it isnt going to like it as much.




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    your so right i just did it today and it sounds like ****. ohhh well, ported is for real men any how




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    Quote Originally Posted by Naxis2k1
    your so right i just did it today and it sounds like ****. ohhh well, ported is for real men any how
    did you seal it up real good? i did the same thing the other day... i sealed the inside of my port to see how it would sound sealed, cause i'm building a new box and i wanted to see which route i wanted to go. either way...i didn't have any caulk so i just screwed it there. it sounded like ***! so the next day i went out and got caulk, and it sounds way better! i noticed a little drop in output, but alot more low end....my conclusion is LOW TUNED PORTED boxes are for me



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    Re: what if i plug my port

    yeah i caulk it real good nice and sealed. but still not happy with the output at all...
    low tuned ported enclouser are for me as well.




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    pshh, i could've told you both that !
    SQ ported is the best way to go.




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    well were the f-ck were you yesterday....




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    i was at ssa




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    Re: what if i plug my port

    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfish420
    my conclusion is LOW TUNED PORTED boxes are for me
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