View Full Version : Ported or Sealed

06-17-2004, 11:55 PM
What kind of box should i build ported or sealed. Ported to me makes more since because the subs can breath. I plan on building a box for two 10" Sony subs. I want to get the best performance out of them without blowing them out. Thanks.

06-17-2004, 11:57 PM
hey how about GET NEW SUBS......try that then ask about a ported enclosure.....

06-18-2004, 01:54 AM
hey how about GET NEW SUBS......try that then ask about a ported enclosure.....

Nice reply, I'm sure that really answered his question... :rolleyes:

Hemi, build a ported box if you want it to be as loud as possible, and build a sealed box if you want it to sound cleaner. I guess a ported box would get the 'best performance' if that's what you're going for.

06-19-2004, 03:20 PM
sorry about my reply or w/e...but i HATE sony with a passion

06-19-2004, 11:26 PM
i was hoping for a answer not a comment.

06-20-2004, 12:25 AM
Ported to me makes more since because the subs can breath

doesn't have anything to do with it.

Depending on the sub and the quality of the enclosure, you might not lose as much SQ as you might think going ported. For example, my e12a sounds excellent in a low tuned ported box, I don't think I've given up any sound quality to get bone-jarring bass...

low tuned boxes rock my world :chix:

but yeah, i'd invest in better subs before building a nice enclosure for them :o

06-20-2004, 12:26 AM
reminds me of a good friend of mine who once thought that ported boxes were bad, b/c "they let all the sound out"

hehe ;)

06-20-2004, 04:17 PM
ok.......and this kid knows nothing about audio im guessin? a ported box is meant to "let all the sound out".....i hate sealed......

06-20-2004, 04:25 PM
go with ported tho.....

06-20-2004, 04:30 PM
If you choose to go with a ported box, make sure you have it tuned low. You don't want a high-tuned box for daily driving, it will give you a headache lol.

06-20-2004, 11:46 PM
How low should a ported box be tuned for it to produce "bone jarring bass"? I have a box for my Audiobahn 12" Immortal that's 4 cubes and a slot port tuned to 30hz. Would i be getting the best performance out of that or should i change something?

A lil OT, but... someone told me about using polyfill for deeper bass... any comments on that?

06-20-2004, 11:54 PM
depends on the sub, as to what you set your tuning for.

30 Hz is pretty low...good for SQ. Higher tunes get louder, but you generally sacrifice SQ to that get output.

Polyfill makes the sub think the enclosure is bigger than it really is, making it sound deeper and reducing power handling.

06-21-2004, 12:22 AM
Thanks dude!