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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-16-2016, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Is it a good idea too seal up these road glide pods? Seams To me if you are running a big mag.speaker with big power you should use more air.
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Is it a good idea too seal up these road glide pods? Seams To me if you are running a big mag.speaker with big power you should use more air.
You seal them up so that you don't hear any whistling with a high power system. It will suck air through the seems if their not sealed up.
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Ok so wear will the speaker get air from If the pod is sealed? I was about to seal the pods and said I better ask the ?
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All references on web to sealed or ported speaker enclosures reference woofers. Its more about buzzing through crack. i guess you could also drill a true port hole and test for performance and plug hole if it sounds worse.

http://ridebass.com/ported-vs-sealed-car-subwoofer-box/

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All references on web to sealed or ported speaker enclosures reference woofers. Its more about buzzing through crack. i guess you could also drill a true port hole and test for performance and plug hole if it sounds worse.

Ported VS Sealed Subwoofer : Which Is Really Better ? | RideBass

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Ok so wear will the speaker get air from If the pod is sealed? I was about to seal the pods and said I better ask the ?
you'll notice when you take the pod out there is a "drain" hole at the bottom. I left that open and sealed the seam all the rest of the way around the pod. No whistling through any cracks.
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The CVOs have the rear speaker pods vented to the tourpak with approx. 2" holes. Supposed to increase the base.

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Ported speakers give you deep bass sound with some reverb at high volume. Sealed speakers give a tight, crisp sound. The "benefit" of a sealed speaker is as the speaker drives the bass note, it creates a vacuum to pull the speaker back. The vacuum, in conjunction with the change in polarity at the voice coil, makes for a quick, tight transition between frequencies. The "drawback" of a sealed enclosure is the cone doesn't have as much throw to reach deeper notes because of the vacuum.
By comparison, if you want to hear the deeper notes, a ported speaker allows the cone to move more freely (longer throw for lower frequencies) but at higher volumes you lose some clarity. A ported enclosure doesn't need as much volume to hit lower notes.
There still limitations regardless if you use a sealed or ported speaker--the smaller the cone, the less bass you'll hear. A 6" cone won't sound as "deep" as an 8" cone only because of the amount of air being moved.
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The CVOs have the rear speaker pods vented to the tourpak with approx. 2" holes. Supposed to increase the base.
Harley sells a kit to port the pods into the tourpack for those that don't already have them ported. A little pricey but what HD part isn't.


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I am getting ready to pull the fairing on mine and I have a question.

Is the pod a 2 piece and if so do you split the pod, run a bead of silicone and then put the 2 pieces back together or just run a bead around the seam?

What is best and does anyone have pics, which would be helpful.

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