To do what we can to protect our home community of Stillwater, we are temporarily closing the doors to the KICKER Visitors Center and Museum, until further notice.
Stillwater Designs and KICKER itself, including orders and shipping, will continue to run under normal business operations.
Thank you for your patronage and patience, and please plan to visit the KICKER Visitors Center when it opens again. If you want to visit a local KICKER dealer in your area, we recommend calling ahead to confirm store hours and availability.
SEALED ENCLOSUREPROS & CONS
The most basic and simple of all speaker enclosures is the sealed box or acoustic suspension design. The acoustic suspension design has several advantages: it is easy to build, easy to tune, and offers high power handling, tight response and extended low end output. Acoustic suspension enclosures roll off at 12 dB per octave. Cone motion is better controlled at all frequencies because of the constant pressure on the back side of the cone, which enables you to run more power to the woofer. They are called acoustic suspension enclosures because the air inside the box acts like a viscous brake to control the woofer. That is why the box must be sealed tight. If there are any air leaks in the enclosure, the woofer cannot function properly.
1 - High power handling capability
2 - Extended low frequency response and smooth rolloff (12 dB/octave)
3 - Excellent transient response
4 - Tolerant of minor enclosure size variations
5 - Easiest enclosure to build
1 - Not as efficient as other designs