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    Icon32 need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    my current box is falling apart on me and I'm looking for a better quality enclosure this time around.
    I have little knowledge about enclosures but I've heard that the larger the enclosure, the better the sq and spl gets to an extent.
    I have searched forever but it seems there aren't much options out there for square woofers.
    I'm loading the box with 2 s12l5 woofers

    Here are the 2 enclosures that I've narrowed my search to: (sorry, cant embed urls yet)

    www.ebay com/itm/5-CU-FT-DUAL-12-VENTED-ENCLOSURE-for-KICKER-S12L7-S12L5-S12L3-TUNED-34Hz-/160901389006?pt=US_Speaker_Sub_Enclosures&hash=ite m2576785ace

    www.ebay com/itm/4-CU-FT-DUAL-12-VENTED-ENCLOSURE-for-KICKER-S12L7-S12L5-S12L3-TUNED-32Hz-/400326248403?pt=US_Speaker_Sub_Enclosures&hash=ite m5d354dc7d3

    pros/cons of the size difference?







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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    You will be happier if you save a little money and get a custom built enclosure.




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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    I wouldnt' buy either one

    And do you have 10s or 12s? One of those boxes is for 12s and the other is for 10s.

    Square kickers like large boxes, and those boxes are kinda small.



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    Most properly done 15 inch subwoofers are not suited for car audio use simply due to box size requirements.

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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    He has 12's so the 10" box wouldn't work regardless unless he is cutting the holes. If I was you I would save up and either build your own box or get a professional to build you a box. You'll be much happier believe me.



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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    oops i posted the wrong link on the 4ft, will fix!




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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    I'm gonna be putting my square kicker 12s in 8 to 9 cubic feet.

    Remember, a square 12 is almost the size of a round 15 so you'll want a larger enclosure to compensate

    You'll be choking your subs in that small of a box
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    Most properly done 15 inch subwoofers are not suited for car audio use simply due to box size requirements.

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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    I wouldnt' buy either one

    And do you have 10s or 12s? One of those boxes is for 12s and the other is for 10s.

    Square kickers like large boxes, and those boxes are kinda small.
    12's mistake on the link.
    5 cubic feet is considered small? that was the largest I could find haha




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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    Plus the double front baffle only being 1 1/4" which means they probably used 5/8" MDF for the entire enclosure.[COLOR="Silver"]

    ---------- Post added at 01:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:35 PM ----------

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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    Quote Originally Posted by ANIMOSITY View Post
    12's mistake on the link.
    5 cubic feet is considered small? that was the largest I could find haha
    For square kickers. A solobaric kicker 12 is larger than your normal 12" sub

    4 to 5 cubes is normal size for a regular pair of 12s.



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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    For the square subs you can go from 4.5-8ft4 depending on application.

    Typically we do around 2.75-4ft3 for a single 12". Again that drastically depends on application and such.




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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    For square kickers. A solobaric kicker 12 is larger than your normal 12" sub

    4 to 5 cubes is normal size for a regular pair of 12s.
    okay, I guess I'll start looking on craigslist. I wouldnt trust my own box building ability lol




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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    Quote Originally Posted by ANIMOSITY View Post
    okay, I guess I'll start looking on craigslist. I wouldnt trust my own box building ability lol
    Don't go to craigslist, get a professional box builder to build you a box

    You'll be much much happier in the end, trust me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    Don't go to craigslist, get a professional box builder to build you a box

    You'll be much much happier in the end, trust me.
    BTW I sent you an email....then a second to correct my inability to read lol.




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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    Don't go to craigslist, get a professional box builder to build you a box

    You'll be much much happier in the end, trust me.
    thats what I meant, I'm assuming this ad would be the best choice?
    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/ele/3364390252.html




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    Re: need to buy a new enclosure, help me pick

    Worth a look. I don't know who that is, but the work looks decent. Hard to tell with out knowing more info on the designs and such, but well worth an email I would think.




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