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    2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    So I'm looking to get a little "bump" with my audio setup. I currently have a jl 13w3 in a sealed box running off of a planet audio 250w rms amp. I drive a small extended cab toyota and don't have the room to port my 13w3 but I'm just not gettin that loud with the sealed box.

    My question is, would selling the 13w3 and getting a pair of smaller subs(8's or 10's) and porting them(assuming they would fit, which I think they would) have more "bump" and get louder than a bigger sub in a sealed box?

    Also, would getting an amp with more output make my sub a little louder?







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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    I say two 10s ported, but I am a bit biased. When I first installed my pair of Dayton HO 10s, they IMO were easily louder than the 15" XXX (sealed btw) they replaced, running at the same impedance so virtually the same power. Now, after about 5-6 months of good listening they seem like they have gotten much louder than when I first installed them.

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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    anyone else?




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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    I say keep that sub and box and put more power on it. It can handle a lot more than 250W.



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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    How much of a difference will 250 or so watts make?




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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    double the power is 3dB in theory, clearly audible.



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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    Well my question remains, will 2 ported 10's get louder?




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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    yes



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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    Are there any subs in particular yall reccomend? I was thinking maybe 2 DD 1510's or maybe some FI subs. What do yall think? I was even considering 4 8's although I'm not sure I'd have room for them in my extended cab truck.




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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    Depends on how much power you run to the 2 10s and how big a box you can fit. Gonna need a big port and that port will eat up a lot of box volume.



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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

    Well I've got roughly 20inches from the front seat to the back and 38in up from the seat to the ceiling. What woudl the dimensions of the box need to be?




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    Re: 2 10's ported or a larger sub sealed

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