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    Normal for a sub

    So, I was listening to "Put on (remix)" and it sounded great, duh! However, I wanted to look at my sub, being that I don't/can't do that while I drive. I noticed that sometimes my sub would move but wouldn't really produce any noise and wasn't hitting. I have a sealed box (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...1.5-Black.html) w/ two 10" Dayton HFs. I sealed my prefab box very well and connected my wire directly to the sub by drilling a whole in the back, which is sealed solidly. My amp nakamichi PA-2004. So, is this normal? Are my subs having trouble reloading or something.







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    Re: Normal for a sub

    Those are called ghost waves.



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    Re: Normal for a sub

    was it while the lows were hitting?



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    Re: Normal for a sub

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelfromva View Post
    was it while the lows were hitting?
    I'm assuming so...I notice while I'm driving sometimes it feels like my subs just don't hit the lows like I thought they would, is the solution to give them more room in a sealed box?




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    Re: Normal for a sub

    Quote Originally Posted by sbcaprice305 View Post
    Those are called ghost waves.
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    Re: Normal for a sub

    get a ported box tuned and built to spec.



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    Re: Normal for a sub

    Tuned to 32 for sq?




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    Re: Normal for a sub

    no 32 for the dbz man. depends really on the music you listen to. 32ish for low bass songs. 37-low 40s for higher tuned songs.



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    Re: Normal for a sub

    I listen to anything from rap (i.e. playing "put on") to five finger death punch, to shinedown, to eric clapton, to ACDC......




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    Re: Normal for a sub

    how much rap?



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    Re: Normal for a sub

    A good bit




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    Re: Normal for a sub

    well for sq a higher tuning would be better. You could still stay sealed but the port would help with the bass portion of the issue. I'd try the upper 30s due to listening of the rock and such but still be good for some rap.



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    Re: Normal for a sub

    higher tuning would cause me to miss the lows that I am desiring though and I disagree that my sq would need higher tuning....Sq if fine in my sealed box, but how do I find out what I'm tuned to hit and not hit....and WTF is ghost waves




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    Re: Normal for a sub

    Lower tuning results in a flater response curve hence better sq. Specs on tuning also refer to subwoofer specs and resonance of the car. I suggest you talk to a box designer such as @pro-rabbit .



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    Re: Normal for a sub

    Quote Originally Posted by knokinnakamichi View Post
    I listen to anything from rap (i.e. playing "put on") to five finger death punch, to shinedown, to eric clapton, to ACDC......
    Perhaps you need 5 different systems in your car with a knob to switch between them depending on your mood.

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