Re: anyone use a ported box for rock or techno??
Music genre and enclosure type are not related. If you are looking for tight bass ensure that the drivers producing midbass (be they your midbasses in a 3-way or midwoofers in a 2-way) be properly installed. That means reading the sound deadening sticky in the speakers forum. If you can authorative up-front midbass then the bass will appear to be tight. If you have a gap between your midbass and subbase or if your subwoofer is up too high the bass will sound boomy or delayed.
PS kcdc30 can I marry the chick in your avatar?
It's been years since I have been really active in car audio forums. I posted a ton about 10 years ago here on caraudio.com, termpro.com, sounddomain.com, caraudioforum.com, and a whole bunch more that I no longer remember. You may remember me. If not, you're probably just young haha. Because of the many years since I've done any selling / buying, the only person I can remember for my references is Team PSI (David Moore).