View Full Version : sealed clamshell vs ported clamshell? pros and cons

05-02-2012, 02:21 PM
Yea just trying to get some info I plan on doing one this summer I want a lowwwwww end monster want people to not even want to sit in the car lol but still want to be able to do a 150 this is for four 18's

05-03-2012, 07:31 AM
What subs? With 4 18's I would assume a ported clam, probably 4th order. I run AQ's in a 6th order clamshell since they don't work well in 4th orders.

FYI, I highly doubt you'll be loud enough down low to make people jump out, lows don't hurt like that. I've sat in a few cars that do 55+ @ 30Hz, can take it all day long. Do those numbers mid/upper 40's and it gets uncomfortable...

05-03-2012, 10:57 PM
Lol I've sat in Gary killians excursion 150+ dbs at 20 Hz yea u don't wanna sit in that too long

05-03-2012, 11:23 PM
ya man 55's in the 30s dont hurt at all.... I actually find it quite enjoyable.... but lets say you were hitting 60s in the 40hz range... I would be jumping out

05-04-2012, 08:59 PM
55's in the 20s not too easy to breath 40's just sound like *** not too enjoyable lol a different jump out

05-04-2012, 09:06 PM
I'm working with the same question on a clients build for 24 10s lol.....

I think we may just ditch that and jump on a different enclosure design all together lol.