Anybody know where I can find a 6" flared port?

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  1. Jason Garver

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    Just like the title says, I am looking for a 6" flared port for use in my upcoming sub project. I have been unable to find one. I am building a 11 cubic foot sonotube tuned to 16hz. I need to use a 6" port but I cannot find one. Would it be the end of the world to not have a flared port? After all the time and money that Im putting into this project I will not settle for anything less than the best. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I used a 6" wide plumbing quality PVC pipe, with no flare, maybe a slight roundover at the endcap opening. You should be okay without the flared ends.
     
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  5. Jason Garver

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    I'm using the Ascendant Audio Atlas 15"

    If I can get away with it I would like to use pvc since I can get that locally. I thought about just using a roundover bit on my router but then I would have to mount the port differently and Im not sure the port would be very secure.
     
  6. ThomasW

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    NewFoam hasn't had the 6" flares in quite sometime.

    Rockford-Fosgate was the company that actually made the 6" AeroPort flares. One might call them directly and ask if there are any available.

    A couple of months ago a DIY subwoofer builder in Canada found a pair through a big car audio distributor up there. Now they're sold out.

    A straight 8" port flows as much air as a flared 6" port. Unfortunately using 8" material means the port much be much longer
     
  7. Chad Kuypers

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    I am currently trying to secure a source for 6 inch flared ports as we speak. I should have some answers in a couple of days. [​IMG]


    Chad Kuypers
    Ascendant Audio.
     
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    Chad,
    That is great news!!! It was nice BS'ing with you the other day.
    JP
     
  9. Greg Peniston

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    Jason I have a 6" flared port from a project that never came to be. You can e-mail if you are interested.
     
  10. Jack Gilvey

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    Yes,great news. If you can say, are they the same ones? The 6" Aeroports aren't nearly as easy to use as the smaller ones, no flange for mounting w/ screws and no coupling for the PVC.
     

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