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sixstringmadman
06-08-2003, 04:29 PM
how does everyone have their subs set up? i have my 15" in a sealed box aimed out the back of my trunk, just wondering how everyone else has theirs. maybe i'll try something new.

mgaidica
06-08-2003, 04:30 PM
i always have had mine facing the back, seems to sound the best.. and most of the other people ive heard from agree that facing towards the trunk USUALLY sounds better.. Its all preference and u gotta see what U like..

Randy Savage
06-08-2003, 04:33 PM
I experimented with it, faced them every possible way, and found that firing upwards works the best...

ss3079
06-08-2003, 05:26 PM
All depends on what vehicle it is...

- Steve

MikeofTulsa
06-08-2003, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by ss3079
All depends on what vehicle it is...

- Steve

beat me to it.....basicly jus try it each way and see what works best for you

bigred78797
06-09-2003, 08:10 PM
Yep in my truck it sounds best with them inverted facing kinda up. With the port facing upward too. See.

audiomoney
06-11-2003, 06:35 PM
I personaly like a large ported box firing into the car (but totaly sealed off, so you dont lose any pressure into your trunk) . But it all depends on what kind of sound you like. If you like sound quality over SPL I'd fire them upwards, The other way i mentioned is good for SPL.

MemphisSoul4U
06-21-2003, 10:58 PM
I know I'm late replying to this, but firing your subs towards the BACK of the car makes for louder bass. The longer it takes the soundwaves to getto you ears, the louder it is. This way, it bounces off the back of the car and then into the cab.

ss3079
06-21-2003, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by MemphisSoul4U
I know I'm late replying to this, but firing your subs towards the BACK of the car makes for louder bass. The longer it takes the soundwaves to getto you ears, the louder it is. This way, it bounces off the back of the car and then into the cab.

In most cars with trunks, this is the case. Though, sometimes you will find other ways work better.

- Steve

MemphisSoul4U
06-21-2003, 11:31 PM
Yea, I see your point. I installed 2 10's in my friend's hatchback and it was louder facing towards the front of the car.

Randy Savage
06-21-2003, 11:34 PM
What seems louder to the ear and what is louder on the meter are 2 completely different things...

MemphisSoul4U
06-21-2003, 11:36 PM
It was louder both to the ear and the meter. He wanted to be sure so we had it checked.

audiomoney
06-22-2003, 10:57 AM
For a hatchback, I personally think it is ALOT louder if the subs are facing the glass, on the same angle as the glass.

ss3079
06-22-2003, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by audiomoney
For a hatchback, I personally think it is ALOT louder if the subs are facing the glass, on the same angle as the glass.

Again, in most cases you are correct:) Hatch's really help things out when aiming for SPL :cough: CRX :cough:

- Steve

jamez1502
06-22-2003, 09:03 PM
hey how many times are people gonna ask this question

MikeofTulsa
06-22-2003, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by jamez1502
hey how many times are people gonna ask this question

till everyone in the country knows the answer

ss3079
06-22-2003, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by Goddyd4me
till everyone in the country knows the answer

Countries ....we have a diverse message board:D

- Steve;)

sixstringmadman
06-23-2003, 05:41 PM
jamez...shut up dude

MikeofTulsa
06-23-2003, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by ss3079
Countries ....we have a diverse message board:D

- Steve;)

only one really matters tho...heh....j/k.....correction..."Countries"

jamez1502
06-23-2003, 07:45 PM
no

MikeofTulsa
06-23-2003, 08:00 PM
sigh......

LuNaTiC
06-25-2003, 10:47 PM
I have one 12 inverted with the basket facing to the side. I like how it sounds.

LuNaTiC
06-25-2003, 10:50 PM
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LuNaTiC
06-25-2003, 10:51 PM
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Musto
07-18-2003, 11:53 AM
Yep in my truck it sounds best with them inverted facing kinda up. With the port facing upward too. See.


wait wait....goin by that pic in bigred78797's post, i thought that the ports had to be on the same plane as the subs???

evilsaint
07-18-2003, 11:50 PM
only one really matters tho...heh....j/k.....correction..."Countries"

OMG I didn't see the "j/k" :eek: Just sitting here thinking, "he won't be a mod for long..."

hotown
07-19-2003, 01:04 AM
when everything was fcked up when the sight was redone the SEARCH button should have been made REALLY BIG. anyways, back on topic.

willll
07-20-2003, 07:50 PM
with 4 12's, it is hard to fit them in the trunk, but so far, firing straight up with no speakers in the rear deck (so there is a sub lined up with each hole) and a 6x10' rectangular hole cut where the arm rest goes (subs are on either side of hole, creating a tunnel through the middle), its louder than subs angled in facing back, subs angled out facing back, subs facing opposite directions, subs facing eachother, subs facing towards the car. this is with 2 12's in each box.