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    Sealed > Vented........discuss

    .........Ive gone back and forth. I started with sealed, loved it, tried vented, loved it.......and my ultimate opinion......sealed is just more accurate. Sealed is NOT as loud and powerful, but you hear much more bass riffs with the sealed application.

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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    ummm this isn't a discussion, those are the facts. check the box building forum sticky.




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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    Personal preference > you.

    That's about the only valid comparison I see here...




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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    when i had my L7's in a sealed box, i loved it. but i tried out some prefab ported box off ebay and still loved it. it got much louder and hit harder in a big box than my small sealed box i originally had them in. i can only imagine how well a built ported box will sound like..


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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    I think it really depends on the sub you're using. Most of the time sealed will sound better and more accurate. But a well built vented box for some subs can still sound great and be loud. I think your topic is way too general to get much of a discussion.





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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    Quote Originally Posted by khail19
    I think it really depends on the sub you're using. Most of the time sealed will sound better and more accurate. But a well built vented box for some subs can still sound great and be loud. I think your topic is way too general to get much of a discussion.
    yeah, I understand......this is just for shiits and grins.



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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    Its a personal prefrence thing. I personally Like sealed better, Sounds more accurate, and gives me all the output I need.




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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    My L7 is sealed. Love it. It is LOUD. Bass is tight and very accurate. Shakes the hair, tickles the scalp and vibrates clothes when wangin'. For me it is plenty loud. Many here swear that ported is the way to go. I cant emagine actualy enjoying my music if it was any louder and moved more air. But what do I know.




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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    Sub, application and personal preference. Those are the variables you are dealing with. If you have the space to work with, a ported enclosure with the proper volume and tuning will sound very close to a sealed box but be about 3dB louder. The cost for the free output is space. The ported enclosure will probably end up more than twice as big as the sealed enclosure by the time you figure in port displacement.

    Putting a sub in the wrong enclosure will sound bad period whether it's sealed or ported. Some subs sound terrible in one enclosure type but really shine in the other type. These are things that you have to know to get the most out of a sub system.



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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    what about internal cubes? i have a sub recomending a 1.5 cu ft but the only box ported i can find is 1.75 cu ft so is this going to affect the preformance at all if so what are the effects????




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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    Quote Originally Posted by lebomb
    .........Ive gone back and forth. I started with sealed, loved it, tried vented, loved it.......and my ultimate opinion......sealed is just more accurate. Sealed is NOT as loud and powerful, but you hear much more bass riffs with the sealed application.
    uh..............we already know that




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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    Volume = Ported
    Quality = IB

    But that's not always true, depends on the sub, wattage, freq responce curve, personal listening pref, etc etc etc etc. Really honestly too many varibles to make a perfect case.







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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    I go for sealed. Only because I listen to hardcore.

    rock has so many fast bass hits, a ported just wont cut it. you'd need that quick response.



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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    Quote Originally Posted by christiankills
    I go for sealed. Only because I listen to hardcore.

    rock has so many fast bass hits, a ported just wont cut it. you'd need that quick response.

    a well designed, low tuned, vented enclosure can give you that





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    Re: Sealed > Vented........discuss

    Agreed....







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