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    Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    have had many threads about this, back and forth on what i should do.

    the conclusions to those threads were: DONT go with 8 cubes and GO with 8 cubes.

    I wanted sound quality out of my 18" XXX, so the majority of people said go sealed because on top of that, it will have more of a "pound" but won't get as loud as a ported.

    SO, being said, i have designs for both 5 cubes and 8 cubes thanks to immacomputer <props to him, very helpful guy

    anyway, i am dropping off the plans tomorrow probably, but it's decision time - 5 cubes or 8 cubes.

    the main difference is the low end.. the larger box will apparently wang a lot harder on the lower freq's, while the 5 cube won't go AS low, but will hit the higher freq's a -little- better than the larger box.

    SO, what would you do in my situation if you had to go sealed (ignoring ported all together) vote and post your response







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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    8 cubes seems way to big for sealed, so id say 5




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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    Quote Originally Posted by dbhittin View Post
    8 cubes seems way to big for sealed, so id say 5
    but what people have said is that 8vs5, you'll have a much much much better low end response which will give me the "earthshaking" sound im going for.. or can 5 cubes do that also?




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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    8 cubes would be retartedly ridiculous. Go with 5.



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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    either way your building a big box but I would go with 5 cubes 8 would probably sound more like a ported box just minus the output, 5 will give you the quality your looking for, and I'm sure enough output if your running a 18" sub with its recommended power



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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    those of you unfamiliar with the sound i want:

    i want to literally shake everything with this sub. this sub DOES have the ability to do that, and what some people were saying is the 8 cube will do that much better than the 5... or would the 5 do it just as good?




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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    What is the Qtc alignment for either choice?

    I'm a fan of very low Qtc alignments, but I also like subwoofers crossed over very low...40Hz-ish...




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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    What is the Qtc alignment for either choice?

    I'm a fan of very low Qtc alignments, but I also like subwoofers crossed over very low...40Hz-ish...
    for the enclosures? no idea, immacomputer designed them..




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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    Quote Originally Posted by sublime06 View Post
    those of you unfamiliar with the sound i want:

    i want to literally shake everything with this sub. this sub DOES have the ability to do that, and what some people were saying is the 8 cube will do that much better than the 5... or would the 5 do it just as good?
    Then do 8 cubes ported at 32 hertz.

    Sealed boxes also lose power handling, and 8 cubes is retarded for a sealed box. If you must go sealed, go with 5 cubes.



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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    if you want to shake ****, just port the **** thing and tune low

    i wouldnt go 8 cubes sealed though



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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    Quote Originally Posted by Supergumby5000 View Post
    if you want to shake ****, just port the **** thing and tune low

    i wouldnt go 8 cubes sealed though
    a lot of people will disagree with you on that aspect.

    ported's are also very peaky, and thats the last thing i want. sealed's apparently have a much better frequency response through all the frequencies than ported's do.

    i dont care to get super loud, but most people have said previously sealed will have better SQ, respond better on the lower freq's and shake the **** out of things too..




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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanDub View Post
    Then do 8 cubes ported at 32 hertz.

    Sealed boxes also lose power handling, and 8 cubes is retarded for a sealed box. If you must go sealed, go with 5 cubes.
    not 'shake' as in get loud and just rattle stuff.

    i want that sound where you dont HEAR me coming, you FEEL me. THAT kind of shaking.




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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    I'd try 8 cubes at first...




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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    Quote Originally Posted by sublime06 View Post
    a lot of people will disagree with you on that aspect.

    ported's are also very peaky, and thats the last thing i want. sealed's apparently have a much better frequency response through all the frequencies than ported's do.

    i dont care to get super loud, but most people have said previously sealed will have better SQ, respond better on the lower freq's and shake the **** out of things too..
    i've used both ported and sealed, on many different occasions, in many different vehicles. I reccomend ported. To have an XXX in a sealed is just an insult to the sub



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    Re: Decision time with sealed box: 5+cubes or 8+cubes

    Quote Originally Posted by Supergumby5000 View Post
    i've used both ported and sealed, on many different occasions, in many different vehicles. I reccomend ported. To have an XXX in a sealed is just an insult to the sub
    you guys really have to read the other thread then.

    this sub is NOTHING like the 05 and back xxx's. it doesnt react the same way and almost everyone with knowledge on how to use t/s specs to get an idea of what enclosure is best says to seal the 06 and up xxx's.

    i was arguing for a while that i see no point in sealing an xxx either (at least for my tastes) especially since ive had experience with the 05's. but many of the more respected guys said the t/s parameters BEG for a sealed enclosure and i would take their word over mine when it comes to an unfamiliar sub, so i did.



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