Got me a sealed box, makes my 15" subs sound really good!pimped3point3 said:I prefer sealed boxes as well.
I'm not sure if you have ever heard a bandpass box play, but they sound really boomy. That is because of the limited frequency range it plays well. A ported box isn't as obvious as a bandpass. I do like ported boxes too (I hate bandpass boxes) but I prefer sealed boxes. Like pimped said, ported boxes are usually larger in volume, but they also don't require as much power to get the same woofer output as compared to a sealed box. However, if sound quality is your main concern and you listen to a lot of rock, country, classical, alternative types of music, a sealed box is better since a sealed box has more control over the woofer. That means the subwoofer is able to "rebound" quicker and is able to pick up each and every drum beat and bass guitar note.blkbute said:So basicaly with a vented box you only get to hear certain frequencys real good? as oppsoed to a sealed that playes them all?(in the range of the woofer of course) Im assuming a vented box makes things louder right? but only at certain frequencys?
Sounds like ported box may be the way to go for you. Ported boxes are pretty boomy, but not as boomy as a bandpass box. But a ported box isn't as narrow in the fequency spectrum as a bandpass box. In my '91 Sundance I had 2-12" Cerwin-Vega XL subs hooked up to an Annihilator HA400C (130x2 RMS) in a ported box. It was plenty lound and sounded good. But I noticed that with like country and stuff, it sounded a bit muddy.blkbute said:well for my home stereo I have the JVC 460 watt mini system and its bandpass, the bass is phenominal out of it, but I have noticed its only good with some frequencys, its tuned real deep. But for car I want lotts of bass, from what I know Vented seems to be the way I want to go, but I want to pick up lotts of frequencys, not just have a specific area, but I am looking for qite boomy bass.
Yes, this is what you will want if you listen to stuff other than rap and R&B.Warlord187 said:However, if sound quality is your main concern and you listen to a lot of rock, country, classical, alternative types of music, a sealed box is better since a sealed box has more control over the woofer.
Hey mom, you have any web links for that?yourfatmother said:Have you guys heard about Diamond's Transmission Line boxes, they are great. They are basically the perfect cross between a sealed box and ported. They have great sq and will hit.
Course this is just my opinion.
Bose was the one who pioneered this technology so they could achieve the small sized mids and highs, while using smaller drivers to perform as though they where larger. It worked didn't it. Yeah I am a Bose fan, but how many other 20 year olds have their own bose Home theater system and tower speakers???Interesting....I've never seen a home stereo use a bandpass setup