View Full Version : Bandpass boxes...

03-27-2003, 05:24 PM
After spending some time playing with WinISD, seems a bandpass is the most capable enclosure available. Strong lows and a HUGE spike in the mid range, but falls off above 85hz (so what?).

Is there a loss of sound quality with a bandpass design? How much?

Why doesn't everyone use bandpasses?

I have Audiobahn Aw1208Q subs.

03-27-2003, 05:30 PM
Do a quick search on bandpass box's, you should find some interesting things.

They sound like crap, most of them
They are loud at certain frequencies, most of them.

A well though out, ported or sealed box is perfectly fine.

I used to run a bandpass box, it was built exactly to spec and it took me a while to complete. Of course it sounded good and was pretty loud, but the driver needs to be designed to be thrown in a bandpass box(and the box needs to be built exactly to spec...they arent forgiving)

- Steve:)

03-27-2003, 05:30 PM
Because they have very limited frequency response, they have to be built exactly to the subs specs and they have to be built perfectly, and the push/pull effects puts a big strain on the driver.