1997 f-150 single cab. backed out on buying the mb quartz. gonna try to get a little bit of a better amp. only thing i have in now is a kenwood excelon cd player and alpine type r coaxials. had 3 10" re se's sealed on a us amps merlin md2d for my last setup, then took them out and ported 2 of them. sold the system a couple years ago and its time to get something back in there
Expect to need a net volume of 2 cubes for 1 12" or about 2.2-2.4 cubes for 2 10", if you have the space for both options then choose what you like best, the MB quart is ok for those subs but it doesn't hurt to get something nicer if you have the money.
i have the space for either. i can get to right around 2.5 but dont wanna do any more than that. in theory the 2 10"s option with the same power would be a little louder to the ear with the cone area wouldnt it?
and for right now im probably just going to run the mb quart. eventually ill be upgrading to components in the front and when i get those and an amp to power the components ill probably be getting a better sub amp. just running without a system for so long has me wanting to put something in for right now
i couldnt pullup the specs on alpine but on another website it says the new type r only calls foe 1.5 to 2.0 cubic foot so it would be smaller than the above. should i try to do 2 3" ports for more port area?
i couldnt download the manual from the alpine website for some reason but i looked at crutchfield and it has the most info about them that ive found. im curious why they would call for such a small box for a normal size 12? i know its a little better than the previous models with a 20 xmax and 2.6" voice coil. on the sonic electronics website it says 1.0 - 2.0 cubic foot. would it hurt anything leaning toward the 2.0 cubic foot or should i try to get right at 1.5?
I have not done modeling on it nor have any reference of someone trying it in larger boxes at or beyond rated power, if you are going to be giving above rated power, staying within their net volume range likely would the safer bet.
The side firing port is regarded by many as nicer sounding but requires that the port external end has at least one diameter of unobstructed airspace in front of it, so that limits the width of the box you can use.
Lastly if you are doing two ports each has to have in your case 18", this has to be the case or one could just open 20 holes in a box 0.75" in length and expect that to be equivalent of a single 15" long port.
the only thing that worries me is my box is going to only be about 8.5 or 9 deep so that means my side cuts will be 7.5 inches and the precision 4" port ive found has an outside diameter of 7 1/4 to mount to the outside of the box. could i just get a piece of 4" pvc flare the piece that goes inside and smooth mount the regular circular piece coming to the outside?
im no good with configuring the slot ports, i really dont understand them. is there anyway you could configure one for me? like we said i need it around 1.5 cubic foot with max dimensions 42 long, 14 tall, and 9 deep
The Sundown SA-12 will fit nicely in a 2-2.1 cubic feet enclosure, is a 600W subwoofer known to take above rated power probably 850W would be achievable, I think the 12D2 can take more power than the SA-12 around 1300W at least. You should hear them both to make your mind on what you prefer as far sound. If sound quality is important to you a Fi SSD 12 would be easily better than the other two it can easily handle 1500W, costs a few dollars above 200.
And sure I can provide you enclosure specs for the sub you pick.
actually the fi ssd was my first choice but i havent had any luck contacting them. i havent heard one in person but have heard great things. if i could get in touch with fi and get something worked out i would love to try it
i read on another forum where they are moving warehouses and orders are taking a really long time. only reason im needing it a little quicker is the shop that did my paint job is having a car show and wanting me to bring my truck and id like to have a system put in there for it. and from what ive gathered orders have been taking about 1 month - 1 month and a half