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skooter 6th November 2007 12:02 AM

Sub box for old school kickers
 
I have a set of 12" old kickers from the mid 80's, Not solobaric. will a 2.0 box be enough. Only be running around 150 watts to each. 85% rock music. thanks.

spooney 6th November 2007 12:16 AM

2 cubic feet should be work.If I remember correctly the recommended enclosure volume for old school kickers was 1.75 cubic feet per sub

skooter 6th November 2007 12:23 AM

what abot 2 kicker in a 2.0 box
 
how would they sound? I don't have much room.

spooney 6th November 2007 12:28 AM

If your going to use a 2 cubic foot box for both I would definitely make sure you stuff it with polyfill to account for the lost volume.I believe the rule of thumb is 1 pound of polyfill per cubic foot of volume.It won't sound horrible but you may not get the intended effect.Personally I'd go with one sub in the proper enclosure over two in the wrong one.

skooter 6th November 2007 12:36 AM

How bout this.
 
I am running 2- 10" subs in a 1.70 box now. what is I put a new front on that box (1.70) and run 1-12" will 1- 12 sound better that 2- 10's

spooney 6th November 2007 12:47 AM

What do you mean by sound better?Do you mean louder or actual better sound quality? If the two tens are in the proper size enclosure and are of decent quality then I don't really see one 12 outdoing them in output unless maybe you have a couple of cheap 10s and a monster 12 inch sub with a lot of power behind it.

skooter 6th November 2007 01:11 AM

Meaning better sound quality
 
The 10's are not high end. they are fosgate XLC svc subs. they bump pretty good. make my nose tickel! ha, ha, just was wondering about the 12 I have, if it would be worth it.

ppia600 6th November 2007 01:12 AM

If they are from the 80's, they definately won't sound right with 1 cubic foot each. Better to run one ported in the 2 cubic foot box and do some good calculating, than both in too small of a sealed box.

skooter 6th November 2007 01:21 AM

Thanks for the help!
 
thank you for the help, new to this and lookin for tips and anwsers. thanks again. No reply nessacery.

jol50 8th November 2007 03:53 AM

A lot of the subs from the 80s are free air and don't do small boxes that well. See if you can look up the T&S parameters for them. If you can then plug into a sub box program and check the output curve...compare it to something you use or have heard.


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