Sealed or Ported Subs?


01_JiggaBoo
10-08-2006, 04:09 PM
Hi, i have a 01 grand prix and i dont know to much about subs, i was wondering if anybody knows what is better to go with sealed or ported. looking for some deep bass

BigBL87
10-08-2006, 10:36 PM
Depends on the subs you're using.

01_JiggaBoo
10-09-2006, 08:29 AM
I was thinking about getting two JL audio subs probably 10's, i just dont know what would be best sealed or ported, ive been told that ported will sound better due to the size of my car, and ive also been told to go with sealed, so i'm a little confused, anyone got any advice?

BigBL87
10-09-2006, 11:09 AM
Are you looking for "boom," or are you looking for tight, accurate bass?

01_JiggaBoo
10-09-2006, 03:33 PM
lookin for tight accurate bass

BigBL87
10-09-2006, 03:40 PM
lookin for tight accurate bass

In that that case, I'd recommend a sealed box. Ported boxes can hit lower tones, but are more prone to distortion. Sealed boxes don't get as loud, but as long as they are propoerly sealed, they hit tighter than a ported box.

kcg795
10-09-2006, 10:30 PM
If you want a little of both, just get a bandpass.

corning_d3
10-09-2006, 10:38 PM
You can get away with a smaller amp if you get a ported box, but like you, I like tight bass.

vinnym86
10-10-2006, 01:47 AM
you should make a 6th order bandpass. ...yeah. that'd be nice.

bjboertje
10-10-2006, 12:40 PM
if he could get it tuned right.

BigBL87
10-10-2006, 12:57 PM
You can get away with a smaller amp if you get a ported box, but like you, I like tight bass.

I thought it was the other way around... at least for volume, I thought you needed a bigger amp with a ported to achieve the same volume. Then again, I don't know much about car audio.

vinnym86
10-10-2006, 05:06 PM
^you must be thinking box, not amp. you need a larger enclosure should you decide to go ported.

chopper1982
01-28-2007, 09:17 PM
im look for an answer along the same line of which is better sealed or ported but my prob is that i have to go with ported but i already have a box and i need to figure out what size port i need

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