Please help me, subwoofer port noise.

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  1. Barton Lynch

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    I have a JBL PSW-1000 10" Subwoofer wich I really like and produces decent bass for the money. While I can´t afford a sub upgrade right now I really would like to get rid of some port noise at high volumes. When some bass below around 50 to 60 Hz (I guess, haven't checked for sure), the air flows fast through the front air port producing some rattle, distracting me. Is there any solution to this? can I do anything to help minimize this so I can keep using it 'till upgrade time comes? I don't want to sacrifice volume level and it is not insane levels by the way. Thank you very much.
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  2. Jack Gilvey

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    Underporting is one of the big compromises in commercial subs, especially very small ones. The only suggestion I have is to face the port away from you, perhaps into a corner, and maybe put a pillow or something sound-absorbing there to attenuate the high-frequency wind noise, being careful not to obstruct the flow fromn the port.
     
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