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    sealed box for home theater?

    almost every enclosure i see for home audio is ported/vented... i wanna build my own but was just curious how a sealed would sound cause i also use this setup for music as well...

    also if i did decide to build a vented.. since i have carpeted floor and can't make it downward firing... i know room acoustics play a part but do you ppl have any suggestions on which way to face the cone and the vent? (opposite/same dir?)







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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    Quote Originally Posted by Etac View Post
    almost every enclosure i see for home audio is ported/vented... i wanna build my own but was just curious how a sealed would sound cause i also use this setup for music as well...


    Most high end home theater subs have sealed enclosures.

    All the top Velodyne's do, so do the new HT subs from JL Audio.




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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    Ported/Vented is just as good as sealed when done properly, and since you generally don't have space requirements in a house, why not build a well designed ported box that gives you more bass? Also, you can generally get much better low-end (upper 20hz) from ported enclosures.




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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    How would 3 12" JL w6's sealed sound as a HT sub? With the 1024watt dayton amp?



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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

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    How would 3 12" JL w6's sealed sound as a HT sub? With the 1024watt dayton amp?
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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    since i have carpeted floor and can't make it downward firing
    Why not?




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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    Also, for next time, post in the right section




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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mugen View Post
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    LOLZ! Yeah, my parents are putting together a HT... I get to build all the boxes etc and they pay for all the drivers etc.



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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    lol sorry didnt see the home audio section... at least i didnt post it in the car audio one

    and bout the carpeted floor.. everywhere i read online said not to do that and did some test and i have to agree but on a hardwood floor, sounds nice...

    and this is off topic from this post but when i went shopping for subs.. every one here makes fun of sony... apparently they never heard accurian




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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    Sealed is fine as long as the sub you use can move a lot of air. You'll need more power to get the same dB level between sealed and ported.



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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    Most high end home theater subs have sealed enclosures.

    All the top Velodyne's do, so do the new HT subs from JL Audio.
    They don't necessarily do this because it's superior in performance, they do
    this to make smaller product that is easier to sell than a big EBS sub that
    has potential to give you much higher performance down in the 20hz range.

    i wanna build my own
    Budget?
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    SPL level you want?
    Kill maim or destroy, lol ?




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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    Most high end home theater subs have sealed enclosures.

    All the top Velodyne's do, so do the new HT subs from JL Audio.
    my velodyne SPL-R series is sealed and it wangs like a mother ****er. bass so low the fac of the TV shakes, with music. clean, tight, and loud. no need for a ported enclosure. i have a ported klipsh that sounds monotone compared to the velodyne. gets way loud on certain notes though, but i still hate it.




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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    I have a 15" avalanche in a 2.5^3ft sealed box. Is this box HT ready or will I need a larger size box? I was thinking about buying a low tuned ported box for HT use, but if I can just use what I have then I will stick with it in the future.

    What is actually better for HT, sealed or ported?




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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    Quote Originally Posted by bri487 View Post
    my velodyne SPL-R series is sealed and it wangs like a mother ****er. bass so low the fac of the TV shakes, with music. clean, tight, and loud. no need for a ported enclosure. i have a ported klipsh that sounds monotone compared to the velodyne. gets way loud on certain notes though, but i still hate it.
    I have a Velodyne F 1000 that is sealed with a 10" driver and an 80 watt internal amp. I have it in a corner and I have more bass then I thought I'd ever need. It's only weakness is that it struggles out in the middle of the room.

    Oh and did I mention I've had it since '94.



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    Re: sealed box for home theater?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaarlieee View Post
    I have a 15" avalanche in a 2.5^3ft sealed box. Is this box HT ready or will I need a larger size box? I was thinking about buying a low tuned ported box for HT use, but if I can just use what I have then I will stick with it in the future.

    What is actually better for HT, sealed or ported?
    It all depends on how much amplifier power you have to feed it and what application you're going to use it for mostly. Mostly movies or music too?? If you have sufficient power I would stay with the sealed. If you need more efficiency I would think about a ported box.



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