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    Sub Spiders

    40hz is really low for a bandpass. What is the sealed resonance? You'll shred stuff in a hurry if your ported section is tuned too far below the sealed. SSF all the way up makes no sense either. It is a high pass filter that you have cranked up then have to compensate by setting the gain high. I'd start there first. Second stop getting advice from that shop. Last I'd do some testing to find your sealed and ported frequencies. As shizz said you may have some issues there.
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    Portwars Box for Powerwheel

    Tuning low and small enclosure doesn't really go together. 7 sqin of port won't get it I believe. I would go for atleast a 4". With an aeroport you can get away with a little less than a slot. I would make the enclosure from .6-.75 with the 4" port. I'm not a master of port wars but usually you want to play 10-15hz below tuning to unload the sub. I'm not sure how the sa8 likes that low, never played that low with it
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    Single 15 tuning

    The newer version of torres (the one he is using) is a little closer. Making a sealed enclosure is easy. But honestly the majority of people are terrible at math and would probably be closer to right using a program versus doing it by hand. The tricky part is port displacement and most don't consider end correction. People don't seem to get measuring the port down the middle at all either.
  4. This is for a project I'm working on. I've only ever done a slot port once that didn't physically bend but that was on a really small enclosure. This port is physical length of 12.5" and 6" width. Is this acoustic length right? I'm used to a slot port having a second leg and just adding 1/2 of the port width. For this enclosure, if the acoustic length is right on the pic then it will make nearly a 10hz change in tuning. Kind of a big deal. Thanks!
  5. Its a straight port no L. I didn't believe him. I would have thought the length would only extend 3" past the physical port. I have never built this way before and I usually trust what sean says but I wanted to see if he was in left field on this one. I ended up building an L since I'm confident how that works. I do have a DATS and usually test after building. Generally its pretty close to what I calculated. But this making a 10hz difference I went with what I was familiar with. This is going to be a comp box with a tuneable port.
  6. It is physically impossible. Plywood is a laminant. The center ply could have a void the size of a dinner plate and you would never know until you cut it into. This. I bought a sheet that looked great on the outside and knocking across it sounded good. But I made a cut and it looked like someone took buckshot to the side of it.
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    IAK needs an "IHOP"

    Wow a lot going on lately. I've been busy and haven't been on much lately. Sean and I got some wood cut for the new enclosure. Hope to try it out this weekend.
  8. My Lowes sells cabinet grade birch that is void free. I used it on my battery box. They do not sell it in full sheets tho and it is fairly expensive. Aruco ply is another to look into.
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    SLOW build on a 2001 GMC Jimmy

    Boo someone needs more bandwidth
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    SLOW build on a 2001 GMC Jimmy

    Wow Big Red. I haven't heard that name in a long time. Back in the early 80's honda had a sport ute 3 wheeler called Big Red. They had a 250 and 350 came out a few years later. I owned both and was a ton of fun when I was a kid. Box is looking great!
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    Design Help For Dual Zcons 15's

    90* clamps are awesome and help keep everything square. Also I often overcut overlap pieces by 1/16 or so then use a flush trim bit to make it all flush. Yeah its a little cheesy but works really well. I can't stand when something isn't flush or didn't square properly, even if it is a small amount. I've seriously recut pieces because of this. Doing the overcut makes everything super clean and often easier to get great results with seams.
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    T/S for Fi Q with heat ring option

    This. Sometimes people don't realize that. I understand what you want to do but I'd like to see a pic of your other setup anyway. Just want to see what you have going on.
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    Fi SSD or Fi Q @ 1200w

    Huh? The SSD is nearly $100 cheaper than the Q. I don't understand what you are saying.
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    T/S for Fi Q with heat ring option

    I assume going for the higher qts you are using these sealed?
  15. I ran a sundown 1200 and ppi 100x4 on a diehard plat 34 only. Stock 90a alternator and big 3 and voltage stayed in the high 12 range most of the time. At full tilt it would drop to mid 12 on some songs that dropped really low. If you buy from sears, you can look online and see when their friends and family day is to save some money. They have one a month along with coupon codes in the summer months. Helps save a decent amoint of money.
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    IAK needs an "IHOP"

    Sean and I got my roof fixed. Now finding more stuff loose and vibrating. Still have 1 more battery to fit in. The original plan didn't go as planned lol. Hopefully my garage addition will get done soon and can build a new roof. Also helping do an explorer build and a camry trunk build for local guys. Atleast it isn't as humid as it was.
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    2 Fi q 12's ported what options should I get?

    Nice! I think you will be very happy with the q. When did you want to start on the enclosure?
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    Slamology 2013 Homeowners Association Compaint

    Every opinion is biased. Loud racing is ok but audio is not. Much like how I get harassed about the 4" exhaust on my supra but a Harley can ride by with straight pipes that is twice as loud and that is acceptable because of what it is. There are people out there in both hobbies that give us a bad name and often the tolerance level due to that is apparent.
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    IAK Slamology roll call

    Wow that's nice! I thought maybe we would get a plaque or something. Super cool. So will it be like the stanley cup trophy and we each get it for a week? Lol
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    sealed box sp4

    Just because it is ported doesn't mean much. Port area and tuning as well as net volume makes a large impact on how it performs. I have 1 sp4 18 on a sundown 2k and 1 roof brace broke, side window is leaking, and my side mirror is taped and ziptied.
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    NEM's Evilinator!!

    Looks great nem! How does the frequency response compare?
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    2 Fi q 12's ported what options should I get?

    I had the extra spider on mine. You would be hard pressed to pick out anything about it that didn't sound good. For the amp you are running I'd get the extra spider. 100% on cooling. Internal leads is just a preference really. Hopefully by the time your subs come in the weather will be cooler when we start building. Doubtful but I try to be optimistic.
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    18" SP4 users.. need some speaker dimensions

    Aint go no stinkin rubber boot on Fi! 9" dia 5 1/4" 5 7/8'' 1 1/8" fully open (no wire) 7 1/8"
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    EVIL Tahoe | Mark's SSA DEMO MACHINE **new pics p8**

    Truck looks great mark. I love the goodyear dt also. Have them on my LC and by far the most road friendly aggressive tire I've owned.
  25. I can help you look at it. I have built enclosures for many years but if comes to building 900 different angles to squeeze every inch I haven't done much of that. But I'd be happy to meet up with you and see what is possible and go from there. Pm me your number.