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Old 06-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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I've been looking around and I see alot of people use the ZEnclosures box, but it's sealed is what I glean.

Now I'm getting a 12" Kicker L5, and I went over to Custom Sounds, and they quoted me $250 for a custom ported box for the RX-8, I was wondering whether you guys believe that is worth it, or if the sealed ZEnclosures for $150 would be a better buy. Cause I am really stuck between ported and sealed...not knowing what is better.
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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It's as easy as this; a ported box will be louder, will be bigger and not as accurate as far as response time; a sealed box will be smaller, hit harder at lower bass notes and will reproduce the notes more accurately. With a 12L5 I'd rather have it in a large sealed box versus a small ported box going off of kicker's specs. Save yourself $100.
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hit harder at lower bass notes

It's obviously not "as easy as this."
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i have a kicker 12" L7 in a zenclosure box. its just enough airspace for it. you have the L5, so you shouldn't have any problems at all. i say save yourself the $100 and get the zenclosure.

TIP: put the box in the car first, then mount the sub. its not gonna fit through your trunk with the sub mounted, especially if you have the grill.
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TIP: put the box in the car first, then mount the sub. its not gonna fit through your trunk with the sub mounted, especially if you have the grill.
it will fit, I've done it twice. its just NOT EASY
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I simply weighed the pros and cons vs. two types of boxes firebirdude. So please raise the your B. S. flag- you're an idiot.
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I simply weighed the pros and cons vs. two types of boxes firebirdude. So please raise the your B. S. flag- you're an idiot.
To which you are incorrect. Increased low frequency extension is a prime characteristic of the vented design. But thanks anyway...
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Well, I listen to mostly rock and country, so I guess I'm gonna go with the sealed zenclosures then. If I just call the number, they will customize the box for the L5 right?
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yea thats what my buddy did, and it sounds great. i have two 10" memphis in a false floor box, looks sweet and sounds even better, but it all depends on what your going for, from my experience a custom box has almost always looked better for the shows, but if sound is all your goin for i would say the zenclosure would be just fine
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:35 AM   #10
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Ok so I'm all ordered up for my zenclosures box.

So the system is gonna be:
Kicker ZX750.1 Class D Mono Amp
Kicker 12 inch L5 Dual 2 Ohm
ZEnclosures sealed box

It should all be here this weekend, so I'm gonna try to get it installed then, which would be dope.
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thats almost my exact setup excpet i have the L7. i'm also running it with a 2Farad capacitor. what is the power rating for the L5?
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slightly overpowered but thats ok. i think you will be happy with that setup.
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Hmm...overpowered? Maybe I shoulda gone with a L7 :-/
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You'll be fine.
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