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    thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Set up as follows. Would like to hear some input on the ole ported vs sealed...
    I've researched some, but I figured I could get some good responses here as well.

    A single 12" Kicker CVR124 getting 400 watts @2 ohms from a Polk PA D5000.5
    It's currently in a generic sealed box, volume around .9 cubic feet.

    I am a bit underwhelmed by the sub's output, and was thinking of switching over to a ported box. It's just not quite loud enough.
    I am eyeing a ported box that is roughly 1.8 cubic feet.







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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Are you set on keeping that sub, or you looking to get a new one? Either way, get a design done and build one from the builders on here, or most will build them for you too. Go ported for sure.



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Yes, I am about 90% sure I am keeping this sub, but I am open to explore. For the sake of this post, lets say I will be using that subwoofer.




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Do it! You'll notice much more output with a custom ported enclosure. You can get one made pretty cheap right now from pro-rabbit.

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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Thanks myjaja, checking out that thread right now.




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    From my experience with cvr's, id say 2.2 cubic feet tuned to 34hz for a 12".




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Thanks, I will keep that in mind. Will dimensions be particularly important, or is it more about just getting the correct net cubic feet amount. I would like to avoid an equilateral box that will just up a ton of space.




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    So it sounds like ported is the way to go. Just curious, how much is my current box .9 cubic ft box limiting my sub's output? How much does size matter, heh.




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Ported >> sealed
    It's nice to be able to hear your subs.

    ---------- Post added at 02:48 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:48 AM ----------

    Smaller box = more output but lower SQ...
    Look up what is recommended for the woofer.




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Found this from sonicelectronix

    Minimum Sealed Box Volume 1.0 cubic feet
    Maximum Sealed Box Volume 4.6 cubic feet
    Minimum Ported Box Volume 1.75 cubic feet
    Maximum Ported Box Volume 2.25 cubic feet




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    found the owners manual and pulled up this.



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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    I'm nit around my comp. What's the tuning come out to on that sq vented enclosure?




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Ended up finding a ported box with a lil over 1.8 cubic feet internal volume, tuned to 34hz. Thanks for the help, you guys rock.




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Swapped out the boxes.



    It feels like an entirely different set up! I honestly just can't believe it, the change is ridiculous.




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    Re: thoughts on switching over to a ported box?

    Glad you like it man. Wait until you get more power and subs in a box built for them. Wangin yo!



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
    Quote Originally Posted by benbenondatrack View Post
    stfu lesbo.why are you worried about me so much? you must want to date me ya little cookie monster but i dont even like sweets. your just a cup full of ice, dirt dead nasty azz ice...without the water.

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