Flare both ends of a port for Sonosub?

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  1. Scott M

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    I'm building a sonosub based on the Shiva and I'm wondering if I should I flare both ends of the ports? Or is 1 end good enough?
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    If possible, flare both of the ends. Add 1" to the overall required port length for the total end-to-end length of the flared port. For example, if you needed 20" for a straight port, you'd need 21" for a flared port from end-to-end.
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    Thanks guys. I'm going to have 2-4" ports so I guess I'll need 4 flares. I'm also assuming you would add 1" to each port. I'm getting the ports from partsexpress(do you think these are decent quality?) but I didn't like their selection of terminal cups. I want two sets of posts because my current sub is DVC and I like running them seperately. Any recommendations on where to get a nice heavy duty terminal cup(I'm going to run 10ga)?
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    I think that all the 4" port kits are the same, from what I can tell. They're usually sold as a kit, which includes two flares (outer/inner) and a center tube.
    I've got a couple of the
    G25-CUP from Madisound. They're about as heavy as you'll find, accepting 1awg wire. I'd think PE would carry them,also.
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