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    Subwoofer Direction

    So one of my sons was playing in the trunk of my car and had some toys with him and my older one tickled him and he slammed into one of my W3's and the outside of the woofer cracked, so i turned on the radio and started bumping pretty good, but it made this rattling sound and next thing you know the outside is flapping everywhere, so i carefully just cut the whole thing off with a utility knife, the sub sound just how it sounded only it doesn't have the black W3 cover over the cone... i was thinking of just flipping the subs to the magnets face outward, will this make a difference in the sound or the volume or anything like that affecting the sound??







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    Re: Subwoofer Direction

    Pics? And it's called inverting your sub. Mainly used to save cubic ft inside the box



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    Re: Subwoofer Direction

    No massive sound difference but I very tiny loss in spl if the box is built right but if it was too small to start with it may sound better.



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    Re: Subwoofer Direction

    I'll put a pic tomorrow afternoon, the whole black cover is off, so the cone of the sub is bare




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    Re: Subwoofer Direction

    You will gain the displacement of the woofer. you also will have to reverse the polarity on the subs (wire pos to neg, neg to pos) to keep the sub moving in the same direction. If anything, you may notice a slight deeper bass because of a larger box volume.



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    Re: Subwoofer Direction

    Quote Originally Posted by esmokah View Post
    You will gain the displacement of the woofer. you also will have to reverse the polarity on the subs (wire pos to neg, neg to pos) to keep the sub moving in the same direction. If anything, you may notice a slight deeper bass because of a larger box volume.
    this helps alot man thanks, really ***** this happening but i love my kids, and as the polarity, my amp has the switch to reverse the polarity, i dont want to get confused i'll just use the switch the amp has. thanks again




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