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novaman64
12-26-2006, 06:13 AM
So I am totally new to having a system in my car... I recently got my hands on a Pioneer TS-SW2541D sub. Still trying to figure out a affordable amp to go with it but thats a whole different story.

Heres the deal. I listen to rock (metal) about 90% of the time, the other 10% is a tossup between reggae or alternative rock. I am going to build my own box, but my question is should I go with a bandpass or ported box? I was told those 2 are the best for the types of music I listen to, should I consider a sealed box? This is all going in a Mazda King Cab pickup tuck, an little 91' B2600i. I don't care if the car next to me can hear/feel my base, I just want something that sounds good inside my truck.

Jarred
12-26-2006, 06:22 AM
Im fairly new too, but if you are building your first box, will proberly be alot easier just to build a sealed rather then a ported, unless you can get someone else to design it all, and you are good with carpentry skills.

novaman64
12-26-2006, 06:30 AM
I can handle my own with wood/metal or anything mechanical. Have full access to routers, lathes, mills and anything else I could possibly dream of needing. Building it is not the issue, its a matter of selecting the type of box to build for my vehicle/music tastes.

msujeepaholic
12-26-2006, 11:49 AM
I'd go with a sealed box for the fact that some metal has double bass and in my experience sealed is the only way to go with double bass.

Immacomputer
12-26-2006, 12:46 PM
I'd go with a sealed box for the fact that some metal has double bass and in my experience sealed is the only way to go with double bass.

That depends on the sub. You may just be experiencing enclosures that are too large for the drivers to sound decent with double bass. I have heard plenty of sealed subs sound terrible and sloppy with double bass.

msujeepaholic
12-26-2006, 12:48 PM
Good point on that, and that is exactly why I'm still learning.

novaman64
12-26-2006, 01:58 PM
That depends on the sub. You may just be experiencing enclosures that are too large for the drivers to sound decent with double bass. I have heard plenty of sealed subs sound terrible and sloppy with double bass.


So with that being said I have the manufacturers recommendations for minimum volume, maximum volume and then their recommended volumes, as well as port lengths/diameter and everything else for the 3 types of boxes. Assuming that the box will be built correctly for my TS-SW2541D sub which box would work the best with metal?