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Can (sealed) kicks be too small?

Old 11-04-2011, 12:44 AM
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Can (sealed) kicks be too small?

My Boston comps used to reside in my doors. They sounded terrible.
I made some solid, sealed kicks and they have come alive. Brighter, more clear and generally just a lot more what I expected from them. BUT, they have a nasal, "P.A. horn" sort of quality now and I got to thinking, I made the kicks sealed and JUST big enough to fit the 6" driver.
I'm wondering if they're being a bit smothered or have a rear wave reflection issue now, and I should'nt remove a small section of the rear of the enclosure/drill a series of holes?

Can sealed kickpanels be too small?
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:02 PM
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Absolutely. Some people have experimented, with decent success, venting the back of the KP so it breaths into the carpet. Not so open as a door but lets it breath a bit.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:09 PM
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Thanks Paul. Will try and feedback.
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