View Full Version : fiberglass vs. bandpass

03-15-2004, 07:06 PM
i have a dual bandpass box which can be seen here http://www.millionbuy.com/hbxdc12.html

however, i dont like the store bought non-original look that it has. i want to build a custom fiberglass enclosure for my two 12's. i just want to know what sounds better. fiberglass or bandpass. is there even any sound difference?

03-15-2004, 07:50 PM
fiberglass can be used to make all types of enclosures, but if you are talking about the difference between a sealed box made of fiberglass and your current box then thats a different story. The bandpass box will create bigger spl numbers over a limited range, but any sealed box, including the one you will be building, will yeild a smoother response and create better sound quality. Now it may be tough to make out of fiberglass, but a ported enclosure will have higher spl numbers than a sealed box and will retain more sound quality than a bandpass box.

03-16-2004, 09:18 AM
What kind of 12's ? Box type depends alot on the subs themselves. Like said before fiberglass is a building material not a style of box. You can pretty much make any enclosure out of fiberglass if you really wanted to. :)

03-17-2004, 12:23 AM
they're two Alpine 12" type s's

03-17-2004, 12:25 AM
for now anyway

03-29-2004, 11:35 PM
What is the resin for the mirror on the floor of bandpass boxes?

03-30-2004, 12:09 AM
so it looks pretty