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    Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    How will the BL 18 preform in 6 cubes? Going in the back of an expedition. Will be tuned to 30-32 hz, what do you guys think? Will it still hit the LOWS (Below 30)?







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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    Why wouldnt it?




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    From what I've heard those like a bit bigger enclosure. More towards 6.5-7 cubes around what you were saying. I'm going off from what I've read and have been told.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    Why wouldnt it?
    Because of excatly what blobb just said. I don't want it to be too small. Will be ran off ~2k. I wasn't sure if it was TOO small and it would be choked.




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    6 isnt tht small but on 2k u might wana bump it up to 6.5 i think it will still do good at 6




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    The size and tuning are not the only determining factors. How much port area will you be using?



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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    Sounds good. Would this be ideal as a daily? My buddy is going to use it as a daily. Should this sound better than say, downsizing a bit and picking up a 15" BL in 6 cubes instead? (Same setup, 2k RMS @ 32hz).




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    Quote Originally Posted by RicksI30 View Post
    The size and tuning are not the only determining factors. How much port area will you be using?
    Not sure. I was probably going to have a box built. I thought port area determined tuning? Or do I have it wrong?




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    Yes port does determine tuning




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    Quote Originally Posted by akillj View Post
    Not sure. I was probably going to have a box built. I thought port area determined tuning? Or do I have it wrong?
    Port area, port length, and box volume are factors in tuning. When you say 6 cubes is that before sub and port displacement? If so a 15 would be a better option.



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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    Is 6 cubes as big as he can go?




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    Quote Originally Posted by RicksI30 View Post
    Port area, port length, and box volume are factors in tuning. When you say 6 cubes is that before sub and port displacement? If so a 15 would be a better option.
    Exactly now if ur talkin 6 cubes after sub n port displacement i dont see a problem




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    I could go bigger, but i'd have to build my own box. What exactly would be the 'difference' between the 15' and the 18' in optimal boxes ? On the same power, would the 18 play louder and lower?




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    More cone area in optimal setup always wins




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    Re: Another build.. BL 18 in 6 cubes?

    What exactly would be Optimal for each? (after displacement)




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