1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

What would happen if I moved some ports?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Trevorus, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    On my ampeg 4x8, if I duplicated the ports and put them on the front, plugged the back ones, what effect would this have? Good bad, or just ugly?
  2. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Most everything I've read regarding porting says that only the total volume of ports matters, the location is pretty irrelevant. If that's true it would probably have no effect, unless you screwed the process up somehow, then you'd have damaged or reduced the efficency of your cab for nothing.
  3. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    You'd waste quite a bit of time and effort, you may screw up the tuning of the cab (if you don't exactly duplicate the ports) and you'll reduce the cab's rigidity this increasing nasty resonances and colouration. And even if you do it right, it won't sound better. The ports are so small relative to the frequencies that they output that their output is omnidirectional and thus their location all but irrelevant.