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-   -   Slotted Port for a Wetsounds XS-12 (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=678459)

cweed 03-15-2009 4:32 PM

In the user manual for the XS-12 it has plans for a tube port. I'm looking at building a slot ported box for an XS-12 and was wondering if anyone else had built one and what the dimensions were for the box/slot?

05mobiuslsv 03-15-2009 7:23 PM

Corey why are you set on a slot port. Round ports properly tuned sound better than slot ports 9.5 times out of 10, especially if you use a round port with flared ends.

jonyb 03-15-2009 7:50 PM

Either use the 3" tube port they recommend or call John Gyver at WS and ask him. Justin (tier 1 customer service guy) told me to call him before changing their enclosure plans. I'd do that if I were you. <BR> <BR>We built a tube-ported box for an XS12 last week and it sounds awesome with channel 5-6 mono of the SYN6 powering it. <BR> <BR>I've got a picture of the XS12 box if you want to see it.

cweed 03-15-2009 8:57 PM

Not really set on anything, have just built slotted port boxes in the past and like the structure/look of them. If the consensus is tubed, then tubed is what will be built <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

david_e_m 03-16-2009 10:14 AM

Corey, <BR> <BR>Pie times the radius squared. So your 3-inch round port should be seven square inches (1" X 7" or 2" X 3 1/2", etc.) <BR> <BR>The port length and surface area determine the resistance which combines with the box internal compliance and woofer parameters to arrive at a tuned frequency. As long as you don't alter these ratios, the shape of the port will have little impact. <BR> <BR>David <BR>Earmark Marine

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