View Full Version : Are bandpasses worth the work and hassle???

12-19-2012, 08:30 AM
are band passes able to move more air than a simple ported?
Ive never ran one.... I was gonna rebuild and do 8 15s but I just might go for one... tear out my 4 18s and do 2 in a 6th order and have 2 more on standby as i hear band passes are hard on soft parts...But i don't care i want more air movement! (im currently walled at the c-pillar wonder if thats a problem)

(Ive asked some of my team members but they seem to be against band passes)

every bandpass Ive seen on youtube look brutal

noisy crickets 4th order (my favorite!)

crickets 4 15s 4th order Bandpass - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0KdmPvgHRY)

stacys 6th order

Stacy's 2 IA 20.1s on 4 SS 18s IN the coolest 6th order bandpass I've ever seen! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-CckJjJSLk)

j staubs 4th order

Thee Jay Staub 4 12" Wardens On 2 NS-1's Doing WORK!!! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ky9bwxOOM)

Yuyang Jin's 6th order

Yuyang Jin 's Fi 6th Order Toyota 4Runner makes hair go POOF! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur24iF7UkBM)

but then i see stuff like this and wonder are band passes worth the trouble...(Ive been watching this audio company for 6 months now the speakers are too pricey for me though)

CLIO SP AUDIO 4 SP15X+ 4SP9000D. STEFANO DALBARD TEST CLIO EFFECTS OF LOW FREQUENCY!!! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pcfp7vXNAU)

MB LOW HERTZ @ My special car 2012 , Clio SP AUDIO by kada e optiman - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyVCFgdt7YM)

CLIO SP AUDIO GLASS DEVASTATION !!! 28HZ, 30HZ, 32HZ LOW FREQUENCY WITH 36000W LOAD ON 4 SP15X !!! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwrNhZHNkFI)

12-19-2012, 10:23 AM
IMO they are worth it, but it is all in the design. I have had a few bandpasses but never tried to run multiple big subs like it looks you want. I am kinda sealed guy and a good designed BP can certainly be louder over the same range as a sealed box. Its hard to say if it will be louder than ported becasue that depends on the woofer and the design. With that being said, I have heard some stupid loud 4th and 6ths. You can make a BP musical and "louder" or just loud as **** and not musical at all.

12-20-2012, 03:35 AM
I have a 6th order with 6 18's and really like it. But I've built plenty of flat walls and those seem to hit harder. Most 4th/6th orders I've heard move a ton of air but aren't always that muscial on real music. Rap it doesn't matter.

Have you considering doing your 4 18's at the B pillar?