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    Does port location matter?

    Does the position of the port on the box effect the sound at all. I would imagine no but i was just checkin. Like between these two

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    The reason i ask this also is because i will be puttin a box like one of these in a trunk (itll be a long time from now) On the first one the port would be open to alot more space wheras the second one would be more closed off (due to the side of the trunk)







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    Re: Does port location matter?

    Im not sure, but i imagine you would get a tighter sound out of the second box.




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    There is no way to determin how the port location will react to the acoustics of your car. As long as the port isn't blocked you will more than likely not beable to tell the volume and sound difference with your ears.




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    As long as the port's not covered up they will sound the same...




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigred78797
    There is no way to determin how the port location will react to the acoustics of your car. As long as the port isn't blocked you will more than likely not beable to tell the volume and sound difference with your ears.
    That is Assuming that both boxes are the same volume and tuned the same..

    wow i just quoted myself.




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    alright, thats basically what i needed to know. Also, which one out of those 2 boxes would u choose?




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    The cheaper one...




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    the second box looks more like a crx style box sitting on its side to me...




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    eh. its better to have the port to be firing in the same direction of the sub IMO. if you are facing it rearward anyways.



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    Re: Does port location matter?

    the 2nd one is 4.5 cubes NET and tuned to 33hz. That port looks really short to be tuned to that.

    EDIT: the title says 38hz, that looks more like it.



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    Re: Does port location matter?

    sorry i didnt want to make a new thread about this so i will just borrow yours, due to a brace in my trunk i am unable to port a box in the front would there be any affect if i were to have the port facing the opposite direction of the sub ie. sub facing tails, port facing back seat as long as i leave enough room between back seat and box for air to flow?




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    My friend has a side-firing ported box and it sounds just like any other ported box I've heard.



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    Re: Does port location matter?

    doubt it would have an effect that is really noticable...but it might have one...




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    It depends on what car it's in. For my van, there's a definite, noticeable difference whether the port is firing backwards towards the rear doors or firing through the cabin.

    At home, it makes a difference as well - rear firing bass reflex boxes tend to have better, more uniform imaging and better midrange dispersion.




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    Re: Does port location matter?

    it would be in the trunk of a 98 ford taurus if that would make a difference, i guess all i can do is try it as long as its not really noticable its fine with me




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