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Member spacespace
Joined: October 21, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: January 14, 2007 at 8:46 AM / IP Logged  
has anybody built a box for the kicker l7 that was optimal? i have 1 in a 5 cube ported box and it sounds ok, it trips on fast bass so im thinking of going smaller. any suggestions on size and type of box i should use
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Member spacespace
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Posted: January 14, 2007 at 3:08 PM / IP Logged  

wildchildbmx6 wrote:
any suggestions on size and type of box i should use

well, what do you like listening to?

Copper - Posts: 43
Copper spacespace
Joined: December 21, 2006
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Posted: January 14, 2007 at 6:53 PM / IP Logged  

here is what the kicker tech bulliten says

compact ported enclosure - 3 cubic ft. per sub + port.  port = 2.5"x16.5"x19.5" long

reccomended enclosure (street bass) - 4.5 cubic ft. + port.  port = 3"x16.25"x14.75" long

SPL (Deep Bass) - 6.0 cubic ft + port.  port = 3.5"x16.25"x13.75" long

ported will be louder than sealed.

Jared Nixon - A.K.A Jsmoke
3rd Coast Customs
Lake Charles, Louisiana
90s civ and sub 
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Member spacespace
Joined: December 31, 2006
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Posted: January 15, 2007 at 7:07 AM / IP Logged  

Call Kicker @ (405)624-8510,

Ask for tech support (These guys are the "mad scientists" for all that is Kicker).  Tell them what you have & what kind of sound you want.  They will give you specs for a monster!

I called them because I had an old Kicker F6.5C (6 1/2") freeair sub.  They gave me specs that were nowhere near what was on the tech bulletin.  How does it sound??  Put it this way, when I took it to car stereo shops to have installers listen to it, the closest anyone has come to guessing the correct size, was an installer who guessed "a ported 10".  I call it "The Tiny Avenger".

Remember, The recommended enclosure sizes in their bulletins are for good "all-around" performance, if you want something a little more over the top?  Contact them directly.  Hope this helps.

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