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Side Port vs Front Port

Old 04-04-2012, 03:55 PM
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Side Port vs Front Port

Hey.

My 2 Kicker COMPVR 12's are in a factory box with a single large side port. The port (althouth it has space) points directly to the side of my car.

I have been feeling like the Bass in my car sounds almost delayed. It doesn't sound like it hits when it should. Could this be attributed to a side port or the distance of the port to the side of the car?

I have been thinking for a long time about building stealth boxes because i want to gain the use of my trunk. I'm curious what i will lose if i go from a ported box to stealth sealed boxes with teh subs pointed at each other?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:09 PM
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Check the settings of your HU/amp and see if you can adust the phase of your bass, from '0' to '180'.
The direction of the port may alter its output volume, but shouldn't affect the delay that much.
With regards to moving to stealth boxes (I assume you mean JL Audio stealth boxes specifically designed for your applucation) you may lose a little output due to moving to sealed enslosures, but if gaining the space is that valuable to you it may be worth it.
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