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audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 #423896 Mar 23, 10:29am Mar 23, 10:29am
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audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7
i'm going to a much smaller system, either one 10" or one 12" kicker solo-baric l7. i want a small enclosure, but should i go for sealed or ported?

and if anyone wants a 15" l5 solo-baric in perfect shape, pm me or check this thread: https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1953533691_0_collapsed_5__1.html

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #423897 Mar 23, 10:44am Mar 23, 10:44am
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personally sealed.

professionally

sealed for quality
ported for everybody outside to hear you

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: 10celica10] #423898 Mar 23, 11:50am Mar 23, 11:50am
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Originally Posted by 10celica10
personally sealed.

professionally

sealed for quality
ported for everybody outside to hear you


so which will be louder and which will be more accurate. i mostly want somethin to be deep and accurate. that 15 i have now is unreal but i've decided i just want somethin a little smaller and a plain box.

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #423899 Mar 23, 12:11pm Mar 23, 12:11pm
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personally i llike the way sealed boxes sound better than ported boxes. to me the sound is cripser and more smooth, if that makes sense spineyes



Hope i helped

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: GTS02] #423900 Mar 23, 12:13pm Mar 23, 12:13pm
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I have owned sealed and ported... I currently have 2 Kappa Perfects in a sealed box.. and i used to have 2 MTX's in a ported.. the ported gives boomy base put a sealed gives the same powerful hitting base and a lot of quality


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Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: JettaMan] #423901 Mar 23, 12:20pm Mar 23, 12:20pm
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i have the kicker l7's and i have both small ported and one large ported where it looks like you can fit 2 l7's but only has one hole. The large one hits very hard and bass can be felt in the house...but the small one only hits in the car and not as hard as the big box...


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Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #423902 Mar 23, 12:21pm Mar 23, 12:21pm
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i dont think l7's are made to be sealed...


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Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #423903 Mar 23, 12:42pm Mar 23, 12:42pm
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here is an example of the type of PORTED box i would consier

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Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #423904 Mar 23, 12:44pm Mar 23, 12:44pm
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here is an example of a SEALED box i might like

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Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #423905 Mar 23, 1:49pm Mar 23, 1:49pm
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I like sealed one if built right..they are real tight and clear..

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: InfernoSonoma] #423906 Mar 23, 2:23pm Mar 23, 2:23pm
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Louder=Ported
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Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: Psquared] #423907 Mar 23, 2:33pm Mar 23, 2:33pm
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Mine's sealed and it sound incredible...which i have 2 W7's 10's

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: Psquared] #423908 Mar 23, 2:37pm Mar 23, 2:37pm
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I hate when people say sealed sounds better than ported even though I use a sealed box. If you go ported, make sure you take your subs to an audio shop and have them build one from the specs of your subs. The reason why most of you think ported boxes sounds bad is because you just buy or hear someone with one of those premade ported box. They are not made for all subs. Those prefab boxes are usually tuned from 20-35 hz. If you get one made for your subs, you will be very satisfied. Ported boxes are way more complicated to make because you have to use the right lenths in ports so you can tune it to a certain number. Usually ported boxes hit higher numbers than a sealed enclosure. You know late night when you hear bass coming from no where?...that's a sealed box. Ported boxes are loud as shit inside the car, but not as loud outside to me than a sealed box. The reason i use a sealed box is because ported boxes are usually big because they have those ports. I drive my celica and the last thing i need is a huge box in the trunk. Hope that thought some of you guys alittle about ported and sealed boxes.

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: eclipseturbogsx] #423909 Mar 23, 2:43pm Mar 23, 2:43pm
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oh yeah by the way, i was at a local sound competition, and there were a guy running two 12" L7's and it was in a box made for em...it hit hard as hell...at the point where you didn't want to sit in the car more than 15 secs..and sounded nice as hell.

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: eclipseturbogsx] #423910 Mar 23, 2:48pm Mar 23, 2:48pm
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sealed has a nice and tight and more accurate sound and can fit in small spaces. ported you need a whole lot more room. i'd get ported if you got a small system to give it more boom.

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: Celica2k] #423911 Mar 23, 4:30pm Mar 23, 4:30pm
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i have a sealed custom setup with 2 12" new L7's. i first had a ported one made but it didnt fit in the trunk so a sealed one was made. right now my 2 subs sealed are really loud and isnt even remotly necessary to have it near full volume to make your head hurt. i dont know how loud it would have been ported but now i have the amp turned down to about half cause the bass over powered the lyrics of the songs coming out of the speakers. so eventually when i get new components, i will turn the amp back up. honestly i dont need to turn the amp up to get more bass than i need, but for the shows you need it. here's a pic of my system as of now, neons are getting put into the amp rack soon.

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Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: jordon] #423912 Mar 23, 4:39pm Mar 23, 4:39pm
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You get a one hit wonder with a ported box. That is why SPL guys use them. It depends on the tuning frequency of your car and sub.

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: Brian63] #423913 Mar 23, 7:46pm Mar 23, 7:46pm
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Solobarics are designed for a sealed enclosure.


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: Live42day] #423914 Mar 23, 9:11pm Mar 23, 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by Live42day
Solobarics are designed for a sealed enclosure.


Actually, they are designed to be in a ported. You can read more about it at their website.

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Hey man look, those subs are pos to be in a ported box, All i got to say is i have gone threw fosgate power hx2s 12"s from a sealed box because i made it smaller then why they were pos to to fit in car. Ported is a lot louder and with that sub it would be better ported and when someone sitts in ur car they would be damn what you got acouple 12s or 15s and really only have one 10. It is very nice but it has to be made for the speaker! REMEMBER THAT!!!!! hope i helped!

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If you really want to boom port it. thumbsup
mine are sealed, the hatchback has to be closed to really feel the bass.
i guess it also depends on what kind of music you listen to.

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: prince542] #423917 Mar 24, 9:09am Mar 24, 9:09am
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Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #423918 Mar 24, 9:17am Mar 24, 9:17am
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i think the sound quality of the comp vr's are better than the L7's but don't go nowhere as loud.

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: eclipseturbogsx] #423919 Mar 24, 9:29am Mar 24, 9:29am
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Originally Posted by eclipseturbogsx
i think the sound quality of the comp vr's are better than the L7's but don't go nowhere as loud.


i've had loud systems. now i want somethin clean and better quality. surely two of those comp vr's in 10s or 12s would be loud enough. and they're soooo much cheaper. it's like $160 shipped for two new 12s.

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: eclipseturbogsx] #423920 Mar 24, 7:14pm Mar 24, 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by eclipseturbogsx
Originally Posted by Live42day
Solobarics are designed for a sealed enclosure.


Actually, they are designed to be in a ported. You can read more about it at their website.


Maybe the new square ones are but the older round ones are designed to be more efficient in a smaller volume "sealed" enclosure. Thanks for the tip though...


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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Originally Posted by Live42day
Originally Posted by eclipseturbogsx
Originally Posted by Live42day
Solobarics are designed for a sealed enclosure.


Actually, they are designed to be in a ported. You can read more about it at their website.


Maybe the new square ones are but the older round ones are designed to be more efficient in a smaller volume "sealed" enclosure. Thanks for the tip though...


Your exactly right...i thought you were talking about the new square ones since that's what the whole topic is about..lol. The old round styles sound very nice in very small enclosures. You know your stuff..but i think the style of the old ones are outdated but sounds great.

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Originally Posted by unstopable
Hey man look, those subs are pos to be in a ported box, All i got to say is i have gone threw fosgate power hx2s 12"s from a sealed box because i made it smaller then why they were pos to to fit in car. Ported is a lot louder and with that sub it would be better ported and when someone sitts in ur car they would be damn what you got acouple 12s or 15s and really only have one 10. It is very nice but it has to be made for the speaker! REMEMBER THAT!!!!! hope i helped!
rofl love the slang

Re: audio guys: sealed or ported box for Kicker Solo-Baric L7 [Re: eclipseturbogsx] #423923 Mar 25, 10:51am Mar 25, 10:51am
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Originally Posted by eclipseturbogsx
Originally Posted by Live42day
Originally Posted by eclipseturbogsx
Originally Posted by Live42day
Solobarics are designed for a sealed enclosure.


Actually, they are designed to be in a ported. You can read more about it at their website.


Maybe the new square ones are but the older round ones are designed to be more efficient in a smaller volume "sealed" enclosure. Thanks for the tip though...


Your exactly right...i thought you were talking about the new square ones since that's what the whole topic is about..lol. The old round styles sound very nice in very small enclosures. You know your stuff..but i think the style of the old ones are outdated but sounds great.


Doh.. I didn't see the l7 in his post. You're right, the older ones are outdated, but man did they sound good. grin


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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