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I noticed that after I built the boxes and put the subs in, if I pushed the sub in there was a tiny amount of an air leak on one of the screw areas for 3 of the subs (I have 4 total). I tried to tighten the screw but it doesn't go anymore. How will this affect sound quality and is there an easy fix to it?
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did you use a gasket?

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I used what came and was attached to the sub. I didn't look actually. But it should come with one I assume.

For it to happen to 3 out of 4 subs is very weird.
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I used what came and was attached to the sub. I didn't look actually. But it should come with one I assume.

For it to happen to 3 out of 4 subs is very weird.

ahhh, probably should have used gasket tape around the edge before you mounted it...
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I notice a noise. Like a fluttering or something. Could that be the issue of the noise? My boxes are sealed btw.
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Your driver is mounted nice and flat correct? What I'm trying to ask is it fits in the cutout fine.

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Fit perfectly. 3 out of the 4 have this issue.

What does that fluttering sound indicate?
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Get some foam weatherstripping from the hardware store and put around the cutout edge. Reinstall driver and u should be good to go
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What does that fluttering sound indicate?

That’s most likely the air coming out of the leak! There is nothing like building a sealed sw and then taking your finger tips and press into the driver. You want it to be stiff and no whoosh sound from a leak! Go with what worm suggests then.

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I think I will. Any weather stripping or a certain type or thickness?
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Just get some decently thick foam tape. They sell foam weather stripping for RVs at home depot that works. Or get a roll of speaker gasket tape from PE
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Ok I will. Thanks again.
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You wouldn't think it would make a sound like that, but when I had a screw leak once it made a ticking sound (with a test tone).

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When I built my first (and currently only) horn sub, LilMike recommend Duct Seal to seal the driver. I used it. It seems to work. I don't wan to ever have to remove it, but it would likely roll off ok.
http://www.idealindustries.com/prodDetail.do?prodId=duct-seal&div=5&l1=accessories

It can be found at Home Depot or Lowes in the electrical department. It is used for sealing the elements out of electrical boxes.
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