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    New Sub or New Box?

    So I picked up a 12" Alpine Type R for pretty cheap, like $75 new clearance, and I'm powering it with an Alpine PDX 600.1 so it's getting the power it wants. It's in a sealed Sound Ordnance enclosure that is 1.27 cu feet. The Alpine's sealed box recommendations are 0.65-1.25 cu feet. Right now it's not sounding very pleasant, not sure how to describe it but it doesn't blend well. I've tuned it with a DMM, have LPF set to 80hz, and subsonic to 15hz. I prefer the punchy feel to a subwoofer over the booming other subs make. I'm considering switching down to a 10" sub, maybe a JL W3 but I'm not sure. What are your opinions?







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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    Built a ported box around 2.25 -2.5 cubes..what kinda music u listen to? what car?




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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    Newest type r? Don't you dare switch out a type r for a w3 lmao. I'd recommend a custom ported enclosure. Unless your set on staying sealed






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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knowmadic View Post
    So I picked up a 12" Alpine Type R for pretty cheap, like $75 new clearance, and I'm powering it with an Alpine PDX 600.1 so it's getting the power it wants. It's in a sealed Sound Ordnance enclosure that is 1.27 cu feet. The Alpine's sealed box recommendations are 0.65-1.25 cu feet. Right now it's not sounding very pleasant, not sure how to describe it but it doesn't blend well. I've tuned it with a DMM, have LPF set to 80hz, and subsonic to 15hz. I prefer the punchy feel to a subwoofer over the booming other subs make. I'm considering switching down to a 10" sub, maybe a JL W3 but I'm not sure. What are your opinions?
    Do you feel that this setup is not as "punchy" as you want it to be and that the low end is a bit to over exaggerated for your tastes?




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    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    Built a ported box around 2.25 -2.5 cubes..what kinda music u listen to? what car?
    I like listening to a mix of Rock/Dubstep so not exactly similar genres. Going in a 2001 Dodge Neon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dtrom View Post
    Newest type r? Don't you dare switch out a type r for a w3 lmao. I'd recommend a custom ported enclosure. Unless your set on staying sealed
    It's the model before the newest, the 1223D, is there a significant difference in stepping up to the newer model? I'm not exactly set on staying sealed but I'm going for more of SQ than SPL. If anything I might switch to a 10" though but I'm not sure because then it might not be loud enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    Do you feel that this setup is not as "punchy" as you want it to be and that the low end is a bit to over exaggerated for your tastes?
    It's definitely not as punchy as I'd like it to be, far from it. I'd say the low end is a bit overwhelming at times, but when it's on a lower listening level, like when you're talking to someone and listening to music still the bass is non existant.
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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    The box is really important, you might want to look into a new one. Maybe ported? Don't get rid of your type r




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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    a good box can make even a $50 woofer sound fantastic. have someone build you a propper box for what you want and you will not be disapointed.i had an older Type R 10 and it didnt shine until it went into a ported box. sealed it was kinda meh, sounded decent but seriously lacked output. once it went in a ported box it woke up. set my LPF to ~70hz and it was amazing. i beleive i was using a 2.4 cube @30hz on ~400w.

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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    [QUOTE=Knowmadic;8317395]I like listening to a mix of Rock/Dubstep so not exactly similar genres. Going in a 2001 Dodge Neon


    type r's really shine in ported boxes, your going to want a custom made box contact @double 07 ; for an enclosure instead of spending money on another sub when you have a decent one




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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    I agree the R is worth keeping....just put it in a nice ported enclosure and I think you will find its response remarkable over what you have now.....If you need a quote hit me up........thanks for the shout out McClerico




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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    Get a ported box.

    I've been noticing a lot of newbies complaining that they don't like how their sealed boxes are performing lately. Personally, I wouldn't run a sealed box unless I was incredibly short on space, or I got the irrational and inexplicable urge to halve me sub's output for marginal benefit towards the response.



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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    Quote Originally Posted by T.I.K. View Post
    Get a ported box.

    I've been noticing a lot of newbies complaining that they don't like how their sealed boxes are performing lately. Personally, I wouldn't run a sealed box unless I was incredibly short on space, or I got the irrational and inexplicable urge to halve me sub's output for marginal benefit towards the response.
    Sealed enclosure can be ok if they are the correct volume. The issue is that most just pick up a random sealed pre-fab with out considering the volume of the enclosure. So they end up with a response curve that is not what they expected.......or of course in many cases some just expect to much from a sealed setup.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    Sealed enclosure can be ok if they are the correct volume. The issue is that most just pick up a random sealed pre-fab with out considering the volume of the enclosure. So they end up with a response curve that is not what they expected.......or of course in many cases some just expect to much from a sealed setup.
    Yeah, btw, I got that second HPO installed. I'm only running both of them off 150w for the time being until i can get my RUBI2500 shipped to me, but for how much power they're seeing, they're surprisingly loud. I can't wait to quadruple my power and see how they sound.

    If you ever take any Memphis HPO10's out of any more cars, let me know, haha.



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    Re: New Sub or New Box?

    as stated before, the enclosure is of utmost importance when it comes to a subs output, and yes, a ported encosure can have great sq.




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