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Port suggestions for JBL p1022

Old 01-26-2012, 09:48 PM
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Port suggestions for JBL p1022

First off, i am new to this forum but certainly not new to custom car audio. I have been working in and out of shops since i first started over 10 years ago but find it better to work out of my garage so i don't get screwed out of money by the shop owners. Anyway just wanted to give you a little bit of my background but onto the project that im currently working on....

I have built a few boxes before for these subs and have gotten excellent results so far. If you check out my profile you can see what i did in my 2005 Ford Mustang GT. The short version: I built a ported fiberglass box for (2) 10" JBL P1022's separate compartments for each sub. They are being powered by a JBL GTO1201.1 II amp and it sounds great . So much so that when I showed and demoed the system for one of my friends he immediately contracted me to build him a straight forward ported MDF box with only one of these same exact subs. I have been building boxes for almost 12 years now and am always looking for ways to improve on them in anyway possible. I originally wanted to use the same size/dimension port that I used on my fiberglass box because my client wanted the same sound that I had in my car just not as much obviously with only one sub. I now am thinking that i might want to change the dimentions of the port tuning it to a lower freq of 29Hz which the subs Fs is rated at.
On the spec sheet for this particular sub it states that the port should be 8 5/8" long with a diameter of 3" for a tuning of 33Hz, which is roughly what i did for the fiberglass box. I always have used www.the12volt.com calculators to come up with my dimentions but the port calculator never seemed right to me. Would it make any sense to deviate from jbl's recommendations? if so what kind of port would you suggest? So far I built the box to approx 1.27 cu/ft internal volume. JBL said that it should be 1.25 cu/ft for this sub in a ported box. I left a little wiggle room to maybe play around with a different port. any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I have attached pictures of the box im cuttently building along with a few pictures of the fiberglass box so you could see the port that i built. The port that is lying in the unfinished box is the one that i used and built an identical one for the other side. Should i just go with that or does anyone else have any ideas. Also the new enclosure isn't fully screwed together yet since i was thinking about this d*** port the whole time. I only glued and screwed on side together so far then decided to hold off to do some more research on this sub. Sorry about the lenghty post but i wanted to cover all the bases (pun intended)

-Rob
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