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  • pastorola
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    Thanks for reminding, but yes I did.

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  • jsr
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    Just want to confirm you accounted for the volume taken up by the port in your net volume calculation? That long of a port takes up decent volume.

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  • pastorola
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    Thanks, man. I'll stick with 25 inches, as in the original. Deep enough for me, and it fits perfectly in the cabinet. That way the pipe ends in the 3 inch hole in the brace for good stability. I also rounded the edges of that hole for smooth airflow.

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  • jsr
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    29in is the same as I posted originally. F3 at 21.9Hz.

    25in:
    F3 = 23.4Hz
    F6 = 21.7Hz
    F10 = 20Hz

    22in:
    F3 = 24.9Hz
    F6 = 23.2Hz
    F10 = 21.1Hz

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  • pastorola
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    I can wait. No sweat. Wife wants some stuff taken care of in the garden, can't understand such crazy wishes right now, but who am I to judge

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  • jsr
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    I'll do that on Monday of you can wait. I'm not at work today and I don't have a computer at home.

    I think the yung info is in a large thread on diyaudio if I remember right (but I have horrible memory). A Google search should find that thread. Look for a large thread. The info is toward the last several pages. Difficulty is about the same as the Bash. I think actually a bit easier as I recall the board the resistors are on are easier to access then on the Bash.

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  • pastorola
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    Originally posted by jsr View Post
    I assumed a net internal volume of 30L. Different volumes will change port length required for a specific tuning. I couldn't find dimensions so I just used 30L since I recalled seeing that in one of Paul's posts.
    Like Frank said, get in that area and play around to see what you like. You'll find room layout and placement will have a likely more dramatic impact than trying to hit an exact tuning.
    The Yungs supposedly had a "30Hz" filter but someone tested it and found it to be 3dB down at 21Hz or so. A few Hz higher than a Bash default. Like the Bash, the Yung can be customized by changing a couple of resistors.
    For these lengths, a slot port would be easier to manage. So maybe a test box using an external port to fine tune and use most of that test box to complete the final box later using a slot port.
    What are the tuning then for 22, 25 and 29 inches for a 3 inch port tube?

    And where can I find how to customize the Yung? Don't know if I'll ever do that, but knowledge can't be bad...

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  • pastorola
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    Hey thanks for that input!

    I have the cabinet almost finished, and a 3" pipe that is long enough to cut into different length, no problem. I cut the internal brace to fit as a port holder/stabilizer. I'll play around today a bit before I glue on the final panel.

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  • jsr
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    I assumed a net internal volume of 30L. Different volumes will change port length required for a specific tuning. I couldn't find dimensions so I just used 30L since I recalled seeing that in one of Paul's posts.
    Like Frank said, get in that area and play around to see what you like. You'll find room layout and placement will have a likely more dramatic impact than trying to hit an exact tuning.
    The Yungs supposedly had a "30Hz" filter but someone tested it and found it to be 3dB down at 21Hz or so. A few Hz higher than a Bash default. Like the Bash, the Yung can be customized by changing a couple of resistors.
    For these lengths, a slot port would be easier to manage. So maybe a test box using an external port to fine tune and use most of that test box to complete the final box later using a slot port.

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  • fbov
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    The thing about ports is that it's a matter of taste, not precision!
    - too long tunes the box lower which improves bass extension, especially when considering room gain
    - too short tunes higher, which gets boomy to my ears, but "punchy" to some folks.
    - it's always easier to shorten a port that it is to lengthen it, if you leave enough room for a saw...
    - A 1" change in a 25" port length is hard to hear, like 0.4Hz change in box tune and 0.3Hz change in F3.

    Here are some calculations:
    - you have a box with 18x21.75x9.5" external dimensions
    - 3/4" MDF walls, with a double baffle and 3/4" recess for the amp gives 16.5x19.5x7.25, for 38.2L
    (I'll ignore the brace as the double baffle is not full length in Paul's cut-away.)
    - A 3" ID port, 26" long, subtracts 3.33L, so you're at 34.9L before the driver

    How big is the driver? The magnet alone is 1.3L, so let's double that, leaving us 32.3L, so let's say 32L. Here are some options:

    Port length / F3 / F10 / peak?
    26" / 24Hz / 19Hz / none
    23" / 24.4Hz / 20Hz / none
    20" / 25.3Hz / 21Hz / none
    17" / 26.5Hz / 22Hz / [email protected]
    14: / 27.5Hz / 23Hz / [email protected]

    As you can see, from 20" to 26" not much changes in response, so the ideal tune really depends on something we haven't discussed, the amp's low-end or infrasonic filter. Ported boxes will exceed X-max easily at frequencies below tune, so many amps include a filter to limit power below 20-30Hz. I can't find any documentation on the Yung's filter (not the "low pass" knob that limits the sub's high end), so I suggest using the longest port you can, to try and push the tune below the amp's filter onset and protect the driver.

    I'll note that PE's 300W BASH rolls off nicely below 20Hz, protecting Paul's design when using a 25" port. It's an easy test with a frequency generator, available in freeware measurement software like Room EQ Wizard. Drop the frequency and at tune (24-32Hz in this example), the driver will move very little, but there will be lots of bass from the port. Go lower and see if the driver excursion picks up. If it does, you're not tuned low enough. If it doesn't, you can cut a little off, but I've always liked a very low tune as it gives great low bass when room gain is added in.

    It's up to your tastes!
    Frank

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  • pastorola
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    The internal volume for Paul's original cab, which I am copying, is about 42L before you subtract driver, port, brace, partial double baffle and plate amp volumes. Right?

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  • pastorola
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    Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
    I'd like to help, but can't find a link to Paul's Swope sub anymore. I can assume you're using about a 32L cab w/a 3"id Precision Port, is that correct? And a plate amp w/NO boost, or are you going with a BASH?

    Under those assumptions, I'd make your vent about 22 inches long.
    I found the Swope sub HERE

    And yes, Yung 300 W plate amp w/NO boost.

    22 inches? fbov suggested 25 inches for 35L cab, and jsr suggested 29 inches for 30L cab...

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  • Chris Roemer
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    I'd like to help, but can't find a link to Paul's Swope sub anymore. I can assume you're using about a 32L cab w/a 3"id Precision Port, is that correct? And a plate amp w/NO boost, or are you going with a BASH?

    Under those assumptions, I'd make your vent about 22 inches long.

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  • pastorola
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    Help needed!

    In the middle of building now. I am using Paul Carmody's original dimensions but I am using the Dayton RSS265HO. Will finish assembly of cabinet tomorrow or the day after.

    Question; how long should I make the port??? I have recieved a couple different suggestions in this thread... Longer port will "steal" volume, right? I have the option to move back the piece holding the plate amp that's mounted 3/4" into the cabinet, if I need to compensate for volume that a longer port is "stealing".

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  • pastorola
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    Mind made up. I'm building the Swope sub with the Dayton RSS265HO-4.

    However I can't find the exact numbers for the driver placement in the baffle. Anyone???

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