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Miller
11-19-2002, 11:44 PM
If you've got 2 10" Type-R subs and you want to get them to hit harder would you go with a ported box or a bandpass box?? If ported, how many cubic feet??

ss3079
11-20-2002, 10:39 PM
Ported. Whats the recommended size for a ported box on your spec sheet? Probably something around 1.25-1.75 cu.ft / sub. Try to stay away from bandpass, as the boxes have to be built specifically to the subs specs and they arent forgiving if you are just a small amount off with your measurements.

- Steve

Moocow16
11-20-2002, 10:44 PM
as my understanding went, a bandpass will hit slightly harder than a ported(if made correctly) but will sound like a one note system. am i wrong?

ss3079
11-20-2002, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Moocow16
as my understanding went, a bandpass will hit slightly harder than a ported(if made correctly) but will sound like a one note system. am i wrong?

Your right....the bandpass box will hit and sound like one frequency continously - unless of course the box is made absolutley perfect. I have seen many bandpass boxes struggle at certain frequencies - sounds like crap, almost like the woofers are seized.

- Steve

nick3470
12-03-2002, 11:43 PM
ported, bandpass ****(trust me, i had one)
unless the bandpass is spacifically made for your subs