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Geminidj2000
12-13-2002, 12:16 PM
what box should i get for these subs sealed or ported?...... i could get a custim sealed box made for me for around 200.......... of should i get a ported box?

85ss
12-13-2002, 12:35 PM
if it was me I wwould go with ported. After a while with sealed it wont be as loud and you will want it louder. Plus if you are going to use that dirty amp go with ported anyways. 200 for a sealed is rather high. Go with ported.

Bias02496
12-13-2002, 12:37 PM
get portholes and than your box and your speakers can breath

ss3079
12-14-2002, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by Bias02496
get portholes and than your box and your speakers can breath

Uhhh....riiiiight... :rolleyes:

Anyways....what amp are you going to be using? How much do you have for the box? What are you looking for, more SQ or more SPL? The IDMAX basically covers both of those in either box.

- Steve:)

Geminidj2000
12-14-2002, 05:08 PM
um im gonnam be running a hifonics hercules amp....1500 watts pprolly more like 1600 watts at 14.4v..........so like 800 rms each.......im looking for good sq but i wanna be able to compete also in spl drags..... i wanna spend as little as possible on the box i can get a custom sealed for around 150...........but i can get a ported if it would be better how much space should i look for?

ss3079
12-14-2002, 05:22 PM
If you want to compete then go ported. I've seen common gains between 2-6db's, just switching from sealed to ported.

- Steve

MikeofTulsa
12-14-2002, 05:25 PM
hey u also spelled from "form" on your sig....and the guys name is ifandorbuts

Geminidj2000
12-14-2002, 05:26 PM
but will the sound qulity bo ok if i go ported im gonna be driving it everyday

ss3079
12-14-2002, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by Goddyd4me
hey u also spelled from "form" on your sig....and the guys name is ifandorbuts

LOL!

- Steve:evil:

ss3079
12-14-2002, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Geminidj2000
but will the sound qulity bo ok if i go ported im gonna be driving it everyday

Yeah it should still sound pretty good. You can build two boxes. One decent sized sealed box for daily driving and one ported one for comps.

- Steve

Geminidj2000
12-14-2002, 05:37 PM
What sized sealed box to u recomend?

ss3079
12-14-2002, 05:38 PM
What are the recommended sealed box sizes? I'll probably be suggesting something a bit bigger...

- Steve:)

Geminidj2000
12-14-2002, 05:53 PM
Acually i think ill just get the sealed box custom made the recomended size is 1.30-1.52 cuft.

ss3079
12-14-2002, 05:55 PM
I'd be tempted to use a box around 1.5 - 2.25cu.ft...maybe a bit bigger.

- Steve

Geminidj2000
12-14-2002, 06:34 PM
hmm i just called car toys and this other sound place both said they could make custom sealed boxes for me for $200 car toys said they would make me a ported box for 275 and the other place said 300 for 3cuft.is this woth it i cannot build worth anything

ss3079
12-14-2002, 06:43 PM
Can you get a friend to help you build it?

Custom Built - ~$300(wayyyy too much)
DIY - ~$50(probably less)

If I were you, I'd get a couple of friends over and build a box one day. It's not hard, especially sealed boxes - the easiest of them all. Build it yourself and save $250:)

Well worth it IMO, building it yourself I mean;)

- Steve

Geminidj2000
12-14-2002, 06:58 PM
naw none of them can we would end up messing up the sub.....i think ill get sealed for now

ss3079
12-14-2002, 07:00 PM
Mess up the sub? How?

I personally wouldnt pay $300 for a box, never....I wouldnt waste $250...someone you know(or dont know) must have basic wood working skills and would be able to help you build a box.

- Steve

Geminidj2000
12-14-2002, 08:47 PM
ill search around my hi school so should i get a sealed box if i want sound quality and what size would be optimum?

ss3079
12-14-2002, 09:43 PM
Maybe 1.5 - 2.25cu.ft. Ask around, get some other opinions.

- Steve