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Old 10-08-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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Sealed or Ported Subs?

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
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

Depends on the subs you're using.
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

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?
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

Are you looking for "boom," or are you looking for tight, accurate bass?
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

lookin for tight accurate bass
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

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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.
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

If you want a little of both, just get a bandpass.
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

You can get away with a smaller amp if you get a ported box, but like you, I like tight bass.
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

you should make a 6th order bandpass. ...yeah. that'd be nice.
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

if he could get it tuned right.
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

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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.
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

^you must be thinking box, not amp. you need a larger enclosure should you decide to go ported.
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Re: Sealed or Ported Subs?

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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