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    Combining ported and sealed?

    Hey everyone, I'm having a local builder build a box for me. He'll be taking measurements on Tuesday. I am debating over ported or sealed. What would happen if one was to build a two sub enclosure with one side ported and the other sealed? Would you get the best of both worlds or would you have a complete disaster on your hands? SQ is a big deal to me.

    Would it pretty much be a bandpass box?

    He's building the box around an Ascendant Audio Havoc 12. I have contemplated purchasing two AA Chaos 12's.

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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    Bandpassss.




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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredturp View Post
    Bandpassss.
    I am essentially talking about two separate enclosures. Not a sealed within a ported... Does that make sense?




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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    Go with a large low-tuned box...



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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    One on each side of the cone? So the motor is in one box and the front of the sub is hitting into another enclosure?




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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    if you want an enclosure with sq in mind, focus on the larger end of the rec. enclosure spec and tune low.



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    I like tuned to 30 personally




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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredturp View Post
    One on each side of the cone? So the motor is in one box and the front of the sub is hitting into another enclosure?
    I know nothing about building enclosures and haven't tested different configurations... But this is what I was talking about.





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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    pick one. I would suggest a ported enclosure with a fairly low tuning. I prefer sealed boxes, but thats the way I like the sound of a ported



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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    I love my large ported box tuned at 33Hz. Its fairly musical and gets low as ****.



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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    I guess if I have to pick ONE then I will. I was just curious about this kind of configuration. I tried to google it and found only one reference to anything like it but, nobody replied to that persons thread. I just wonder if that would sound good or not.




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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    I have a friend with 2 dd 1508's sealed behind the seat and 1510 in a box in place of his console. The box is tuned too high and this sounds like ****, but it would sound decent with a lower tuning. I'm with everyone else. Tune low and use a big box.




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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredturp View Post
    I have a friend with 2 dd 1508's sealed behind the seat and 1510 in a box in place of his console. The box is tuned too high and this sounds like ****, but it would sound decent with a lower tuning. I'm with everyone else. Tune low and use a big box.
    So he's got sealed behind his seat and ported in place of his console?




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    Correct... it's a truck... Gets loud, but I would never suggest it to anyone.




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    Re: Combining ported and sealed?

    On paper, I don't think that there is anything wrong with the idea of both a sealed and ported box. However, I think that it would take a lot of effort to get it to sound right. Maybe even impossible if they were driven on the same channel by the same amp and the same baffle. I think that you would have issues of the woofers working against each other and sounding muddy. However, put them on different crossovers, eq channels, amps, baffles, etc and you can make most anything work with enough time, energy, money and the proper tools. Just a thought though, technically there is no difference between this design and using multiple manufacturer's subs in differently (or even same) tuned boxes... Just more variables to make it sound right. In the end, the sound that would come out of this type of setup would probably not sound much, if any, better than a simpler ported or sealed setup.

    Of course I could be wrong... Why don't you try it and let us know the results?




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