Ok i am going be running a single DD 9515d in a slot ported box. This is going in the trunk of a 93 continental. I need some help with port bending, as well as getting the right box volume. Ive built some crappy boxes using the port and volume calculators on the12volt.com and such, they turned out alright got pretty loud. But now im ready to build a NICE box with the proper wood and everything. I do not have an amp yet, so power is unkown right now, planning for 1.5k and up, preferably 2k or more if i can.
Now, i have the max dimensions where i want the box fitted, but not the depth, as thats going to determine my box volume. The box WILL be 16" high, and 36" wide. Right now my plans are both sub and port firing towards the back of the car. Is this good or not? Will i need to worry about the port or sub loading off of anything? Itll be a bit of space left between the sub/port and the rear of the trunk.
Being i want the port firing the same way as the sub, the port will need to be deeper than the box is, which means ill have to bend it. Im unclear on how you measure it. I know you have to stay the width of the port away from the rear wall. But when i measure the length of the port, do i measure down the center of the port? And when i get to the turn, still stay measuing down the middle of it?
Ive thrown some numbers into the box calculators and figure the box will be AROUND 20 or so inches deep after sub and port displacement. To get around 4.5 cubes.
What would you suggest tuning this sub to? I want it to get as loud and pound good. I listen to rap if that matters. I want it to hit pretty hard. I was thinking about 38-40hz but honestly dont know. Im fairly new to building boxes, obviously.
I remember the RE box calculator can do most of that stuff for me, but i hear sometimes that its not really that accurate. Should i use it or just do all the calculations with like volume/port calculators on the12volt.com?