OK so I don't know if I am just imagining things or if this is really happening.
Installed my new 3 Tantric HD 12's today. Wired at .67 on a single DC 3.5 right now... And I have another 3.5 coming in the mail to strap at 1.5
So the box is here... Ports go between the subs, and they JUST clear the bottom 1/4" of the magnets. If you look into the ports you don't see the magnets, they are not actually in front of the ports, and the baskets are the TI baskets so they taper down to the magnet quickly so the bottom of the driver is not like next to the port.
My issue is this. They "look" like the center sub is moving more on lows, along with the inside half of each of the outside two. If that makes any sense. It seems like on lows the outer subs are actually moving more like \ than like a flat upwards motion like it should... I am worried that the ports being centered are giving the center one easy access and then the inside section of the others are getting somewhat of the same affect leaving the outside halves of the outer two close to the wall furthest from the port.
I really don't know WTF to do right now. I just busted my ass building this ****ing box, and the thing plays great. But I am just not sure if this is actually happening or if I think it is or wtf is going on.
AS you can see, this box is about as big as I can go. So a slot port is basically a no go as it would make the box massive. I just cannot come up with anything else that would work. I am at a total ****ing loss right now.
The only two things I can come up with.
1. Saw off like 1" of the top of the inside flares, and put a board straight across the bottom of the subs to create a wall. That way the air has to travel around that to get to the ports. But I have no idea how that would affect things.
2. Bring the ports out about 3" to get them away from the subs, but that leaves me with the ports getting real close to the hatch, it will be ****ing ugly, and the ports would STILL be centered between the three.
BTW this is not done, still gotta do a beauty panel on the floor to match up with the box and hide the amps. Just ran out of time this weekend.
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