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Old 7th February 2005, 01:14 PM   #1
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Question what the max Air velocity of bass reflex port?

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What the good Air velocity for the bass reflex pip port? 5 m/s peak is okay? have a problem with this?

What the maximum? I read in some website "keep less from 17 m/s". Is truth?

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Old 7th February 2005, 05:33 PM   #2
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Lower is always better, but 17m/s is often given as a practical maximum value. Once the port diameter equals the driver diameter, you probably wouldn't gain much by increasing port diameter. Basically , port size is a compromise based on what you can fit into a box. If you can't fit a large enough diameter port, you need to either live with port noise or use a PR. Flaring both ends of the port can help a great deal, BTW.
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Thank you very much,

My port show 4.5 m/s in peak, even a little less...
My question if the diameter not less from 5 cm (internal) for the port, and the Air velocity is 4.5 m/s or 5 m/s peak. I can hear the port noise?
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Old 7th February 2005, 08:43 PM   #5
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At what power level are you seeing 4.5 m/s?

IF you never plan to use above that power level, you are probably OK. Safest thing is to post your entire design so that errors in input, etc can be checked; but if you are confident you made none and that whatever program you used is correct, you are probably safe.

As a rule of thumb, a 5cm port should typically be safe up to 17cm driver and 7.5cm port up to a low excursion 25cm driver. Above that, you may need one or more 10cm ports.
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