I've got a question I've not yet found the answer to on here, though I am still looking. If this has been covered before, I do apologize.
I drive a 98 Ford Ranger single cab, and anyone that know's these little trucks knows these things have about as much room as a bodybag. I'm planning on running a single subwoofer, and so far with my old woofer (before I roasted it out of it's box) I found that the best sound was with the sub between the seats. Otherwise it sounded muffled, muddy. So with that in mind, the next box I build for the truck will have the sub placed between the seats. In the past I've always run sealed boxes, but I'm ready to try a ported setup.
This is the setup that will be in my Ranger
With that setup, the sub is in the middle, the box is oriented to the drivers side, and it leaves a space on the passenger side to rack the amps, in this case I'm going to be using an Alpine MRP-M1000 (already have it) and an MRP-F300.
What I'm wondering is with a slot port, does the slot have to blow to a full open space? In the pic above, I marked 2 areas with red. The one on the left would blow out behind the amps, the one on the right would blow out towards the edge of the driver seat. Would it be muffled if it blew towards the seat?
Would I be better off with a round port in my case?