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Can I build a box for my Kicker subwoofer out of steel or does it have to be wood?

If I am limited on space can I use steel to build a box for my Kicker sub or if not what would be the next best material?

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It has to be MDF,WOOD,

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SOURCE: i turned my 15" L7 kicker and smoke started to come out the box

As stated before, knowing the impedance of your subwoofer would really help the situation. Either way the link I have provided is to your subwoofers manual (Incase you dont have it)

But since you have said it has smoked, if it still works I recommend turning the bass boost down (Bass boost causes alot of heat within the subwoofers voice coil and even within the amp itself and should never be maxed out.)

Here is a link to your manual for the subwoofer.
http://www.kicker.com/sites/default/files/SoloBaricL7Series.pdf

So as a solution to your issue, keep your bass boost turned down. You should almost never need it if you have tuned your amp correctly (You have a very serious subwoofer there)

Consider yourself lucky if your subwoofer is still working without issues.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: My car subwoofers work, but theres no bass

turn them off and carefully push in on the cone (gently) and listen for scratching or scraping- push strait in and they should flow freely in and out if they DO without feeling or hearing scraping the subs are probably ok, next its either the amp is not powerful enough or the box is not soundly built, by that i mean its too small for the subs- is the box ported or sealed? if ported try plugging off the vent temporarily and see if bass increases if it does i would permanently seal the box

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Kicker Solo-Baric L7 S12L7 Car Subwoofer ... b-line or not ??

It is a normal subwoofer in a sense. These are very good subs. I had four in a regular cab s-10 and I just about died. I would recommend using a jl audio hd750/1. I was using two on my fouur subs and it worked great.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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SOURCE: i want to know the best subwoofer wiring diagram

if the amp has a 2 outputs then i would wire the two 4ohms together, and the 2ohm by itself. and if its a 4 channel output then wire them all sepretly, if its a 1 channel output then wire the two 4ohms together and leave the 2ohm sub out

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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SOURCE: what is the recommened air space for kicker comp

Really it all depends on how you want them to sound, and to be set up. There really is not specific air space, but there are general air spaces that work, and some times the manufacture will list some specs for different set ups. It also depends on the size of the sub, which you did not specify.

Kicker recommends as follows.

0.4 cubs per sub for a compact box, and 1.8 for an SQ box. SQ stand for sound quality.

So if you want a small box, do .4 per sub. If you want a better sounding box do 1.8.

Rule of thumb and something to think about.

The more air space in the sub, the less power you can run, the less air space, the more power you can run.

For example you can run 200 watts RMS per sub at .4 cubes, but only 140 watts RMS with 1.8.

As well, the smaller box will be louder, But not sound as good.

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It should be built out of mdf ,That it sounds decent, As for the size of the box figgure that out your self,

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Look in the manual that comes with your subwoofer. For most 10" subwoofers, you need to make sure there is at least 1" to 2" around the subwoofer for the front plate. And the figure out how you want it to sound for the depth of the box. Slimmer box equal higher bass, wider box equals deeper boom. You always want to account for the thickness of the wood. If it's thinner wood you won't have that deep of bass. If you have thicker wood it will give a richer sound. Mainly if you building a single box you need at least 12"X12"X12" would be just fine. It gives plenty of room for everything to fit and you can just fill it with foam to make the bass sound deeper.

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Have you visite kicker.com to check out the specs. I am an RE Audio dealer and they have a box building calculator available there. Try www.reaudio.com

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did you build the box yourself? because ones from the store have ports in the back of the box. all you do is run a wire from the sub to the ports in the back of the box, which on the outside is connected to the amp.

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Really it all depends on how you want them to sound, and to be set up. There really is not specific air space, but there are general air spaces that work, and some times the manufacture will list some specs for different set ups. It also depends on the size of the sub, which you did not specify.

Kicker recommends as follows.

0.4 cubs per sub for a compact box, and 1.8 for an SQ box. SQ stand for sound quality.

So if you want a small box, do .4 per sub. If you want a better sounding box do 1.8.

Rule of thumb and something to think about.

The more air space in the sub, the less power you can run, the less air space, the more power you can run.

For example you can run 200 watts RMS per sub at .4 cubes, but only 140 watts RMS with 1.8.

As well, the smaller box will be louder, But not sound as good.

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Anybody know where i can get a kicker S12 L5 cut out diagram?


well actually most subs come with their diagrams! If you search on the internet and you find it, you can find many stores which can help you make a sub enclosure. It will not cost much, but remember that the spaces needed for each sub to work perfect varies... so take it to an expert if you want maximum performance. There is no "Staples"in my country, but many audio stores offer wood custom enclosures.

Hope this works!

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