Built ported box, but have problems/questions...
Ok guys, I finally built my ported box. Its so huge behind the seat in my single cab truck that my parents are only gonna let me take it to competitions I have to leave the sealed box in all other times... Anyway, I'm not real familiar with how a ported box should act. I built my box after conferring with kicker and getting them to give me the correct port tuning and all for my box. I hoooked up my subs in there and there is a significant amount of air coming out of the big port hole on certain notes, but like my subs now go in instead of hitting outwards? Is that normal? They are hooked up exactly the same as they were in my sealed box and they went out in there not in. Also, hearing wise, I dont know if there was really that much difference in like the loudness. I haven't got a chance to meter it yet but should I hvae been able to tell a big difference in the loudness or should there just be more pressure in the cab? One more thing, after playing some music through the box for about an hour or so I noticed a couple small leaks in my box of air(could be the cause of loss of output). Anyway we put numerous screws to hold this box together and used wood glue and caulked up the inside and the outside of all seams/cracks. Still some air is getting through. What do I do to fix this? Just add more caulk before going to a competition and hope it doesn't leak? I really couldn't tell a big difference between this box and my sealed box as far as loudness and how far the sound carries. What should I expect in going from sealed to ported?
Dad, Electrical Engineer, MBA
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