1. samuelostrom

    Sealed or ported?

    I have a 400WRMS 12 inch sub. Right now it's in a pretty small ported enclosure. I was about to build my own bigger ported enclosure but learned that if I'm a beginner, I shouldn't do that because you have to know what you're doing otherwise you can mess it up. Someone recommended just building...
  2. M

    Subs out of sync

    Hi all, my 2 12” Kicker 10C124 are not moving together. They’re in a shared airspace sealed box. Both are working and they’re not dangerously out of phase afaik (but I’m new to car audio), you can just see one is moving a little different. They’re powered at 2 ohms by a Alpine MRP-M450 mono amp...
  3. Gunslinger 1845

    Truck (Rear Seat, Limited Space)Subwoofer Options?

    Hey y'all, just signed up today so I'm new here but not all that new to car audio. Hope y'all are all safe during this crap going around. Anyways onto why I created an account here in the first place. I have an 05 Silverado with the Ultra Deep Maxx box from Subthump. I have two old as hell JL...
  4. Blake Vandercar

    Subwoofer dilemma - 12" sundown doesn't go high enough, 10" kickers don't go low enough, what next?

    I had a 12" Sundown SA-12 . Now have 2 Kicker CompRs. Both times, in sealed boxes. Of course, all forums say that Sundowns are always better than Kickers. However, I now like the 10" kickers much better due to having a much wider frequency range (30-500 Hz) whereas the Sundown really failed...
  5. Deleted User

    20hz-20khz on a budget. Critics welcomed.

    Not everything is pictured, like the Infinity MX20 I installed in the coin tray and the ashtray, or the JBL GTO19T in an empty button slot and center console, both of which are running on deck power from the Alpine UTE73BT as an add on because the Rockfords were inefficient. Just didnt want the...
  6. mendon mafia

    2 sealed vs 1 ported. My experience so far!

    Hi everyone, Before I get started, for reference: Vehicle-1994 Chevy Caprice 9C1 Electrical - stock, 1/0 from battery to amp, grounded to trunk floor, needs big 3 or more but suffices for now Amp - Wolfram Audio 2400.1d (has clipping indicator bass knob!), subsonic 10hz, hpf max Woofers -...
  7. mrpep

    Please help with w7 10” box design

    I just bought a used w7 in a ported box that actually sounds pretty good. Thing is it’s a bit punchy for my taste. The box is 14x15x17 and the port is maybe 2”. I usually like 2 c/ft for a 12 at about 32 to 34 hz so I’m thinking that either a longer box like 28” with a larger port maybe 3” might...
  8. R

    Need subwoofer/amplifier/enclosure selection help!

    Hello folks! I'm currently putting together a modest SQ build and have run into a bit of a snag with subwoofer, enclosure, and amplifier selection and would greatly appreciate some advice on the matter. The snag is my lack of familiarity with the current "good brands" and the strange lack of...
  9. Only The Best

    subs can't take the box

    so I have 2 alpine type r 10" new models in a sealed fiberglass box. the box is bedlined on the inside and has a decent amount of airspace for the subwoofers... but this is the third time I've blown a sub with this box and im wondering if the box itself is causing it because of the way its...
  10. snax

    1 amp, 2 sub woofers - same size or not, single 2 chamber enclosure. ported & sealed?

    1 amp, 2 sub woofers - same size or not, single 2 chamber enclosure, one sub ported and one sub sealed for a mix of SPL and SQ. Input requested from people who have tried this. First off the subs even of not the same size will have the same or close RMS I also understand that subsonic and gain...
  11. Kadori

    multi sized subs?

    was wondering if having subs of different sizes in the trunk is a good idea. i read somewhere (though for the life of me i cant remember where) that it wouldn't be, but i don't quite believe them. i was considering putting a sealed 15 in with my 2 sealed 10's to get some more sub-bass in there.
  12. M

    Does the Typr-R 12 sound horrible in a sealed encloser ?

    My 8 yr old IDQ10dvc finnaly has gone to a better place I have a Type-R 12 (swr-1242d) that I picked up awhile back. I loved the sound of my IDQ in a small sealed encloser and it was'nt over powering. I plan on buying a different woofer in the future, but for now I plan to use the Type-r. I...
  13. Zimdars84

    New From Austin,TX - 12" Sealed Advice

    New to this site. I currently am running a budget system in my '04 Tundra: Kenwood DDX516 Polk 6.5 Components JL 300/4 MRP M1000 12" Memphis Mojo in a downfire sealed box. I just stuffed the mojo in there for the time being but it didnt last long. I've had several mainstream subs through...
  14. T

    RE Audio XXX 12" sealed box recommendations

    I currently have one 12" 2 ohm RE Audio XXX sub on an american bass phantom series 2500 watt amp run at 1 ohm (1250 RMS) in a ported box, 3 cubes at 33Hz setup in a 2000 ford explorer. kinda pissed i got talked into ported because i bought the sub to go for all out SQL while still having good...
  15. C

    audiopipe 15's with apsm1300

    I have an audiopipe 15" with the APSM1300, which is 600 watts rms at 2 ohms, and the sub is 500 watts at 2 ohms. SO now that we know i'm not underpowering it, will I need to have a ported box to make this loud? I dont need it to break my mirror off or anything, but i want it to be fairly loud...
  16. X

    12" Fi Q Questions

    Hey guys, I've been researching and I think I am about to purchase a 12" Fi Q because of all the good reviews. I just have a couple questions regarding the sub itself. On the website, it can come with a bunch of options and I don't know what they are. Can someone explain dual 1 vs. dual 2...
  17. P

    another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    i know versions of this issue are everywhere, but i want a specific answer. what are the chances of me blowing a 10" infinity reference sub (model: 1060w, rated RMS: 275w) with a kicker dx300.2 amp (300w RMS) in a sealed box? i dont crank my music too loud, so i thought i would be fine till i...
  18. DMV1919

    2 12's sealed or 1 15 ported?

    Im looking for a setup that will be pretty loud but i still want to be able to tell the difference in the pitches my current setup is two mtx 12's (worst model) in a prefab sealed box with an old 300watt jensen 4ch amp and the subs are only running on one channel i know either option (2 12's...
  19. Why So Cereal?

    New Sub Setup for SQL!!!

    long story short. i want SQL. I have a hifonics brz1200.1d amp. I have been looking into either 3 JL w3 12s sealed, 2 12" Re *** ported, 2 12" Alpine Type R ported, and (really dont want to pay it but might have to) 2 JL w6 12s ported. I like to be loud and LOW AF!!! i like alot of flex. So...
  20. Why So Cereal?

    New Sub Setup for SQL!!!

    long story short. i want SQL. I have a hifonics brz1200.1d amp. I have been looking into either 3 JL w3 12s sealed, 2 12" Re SE x ported, 2 12" Alpine Type R ported, and (really dont want to pay it but might have to) 2 JL w6 12s ported. I like to be loud and LOW AF!!! i like alot of flex. So...
  21. T

    DC level 3 12s..sealed vs ported, tuning Freq

    I just ordered 2 dc level 3 12s and they need about 1.75 cubes per driver. I'm wondering if anyone has heard these subs in a sealed box, and what frequency anyone with these subs has their box tuned to. I'm thinking of going ported with 1.7 cubes each (after displacement) and tuning to 32hz. Any...
  22. H

    Rockford Fosgate 15" T1 Box Help

    Hey all. I really need help with a box design like specs and things. Im new to the box building thing so please keep it simple. The box it for a 15" RF T1 4 ohm sub. Going in a 2000 Dodge Neon. the limitaions are 17" high and 35" wide. Depth doesn't really matter. Please help me out with...
  23. Somchine13

    Fi Q and prefab sealed box

    Noob question: Hopefully I'll get answers here, but would a prefab sealed box from ebay work just fine? This is the spec of the box. Dimensions in inches: 13.5" Width x 13.5" Height x 13.75" Top depth x 13.75" Bottom Depth Volume per sub: 1.0 cubic feet. Mounting Depth: up to 13.75
  24. B

    Limited space but I want to make the most of it.

    I drive a 2004 Mustang, and I have only been able to fit 2 12's in the trunk. I want to put something back there that makes my heart stop when the bass hits. Opinions on what I should get if I'm looking for 2 12" subs to be placed in a sealed box. Amp ideas as well if you don't mind.
  25. J

    new enclosure maybe? newb question

    I have a very beginner system and I'm a newb...please bear with me. Power Akoustic BAMF 800/2 amp (something like that) Kenwood HU, (can't remember which one) Two older Polk Audio 150w 10" subs Q-logic 2x10" Bandpass box (here's a pic of the box...
  26. LiveAudio911

    Intelligent Suggestions-Truck build out

    So Basically I'm about to go from a car to a truck.. I'm pulling the back seat out completely so my options are endless.. So bascially I am wanting some suggestions on my setup in an extended cap truck.. I am running a sealed box.. same one I have now.. its set for optimum performance of the...
  27. TreyE

    TC Sounds LMS-R 12" Sealed Enclosure Size?

    Hey I just recently bought a single cab and want to manufacture a way to fit one of these depending on box size. I know no one has experience with these subs, but I do remember that the LMS's need small sealed enclosure sizes? (If I remember correctly) Trey
  28. T

    need help !!!!!! no idea what to do for my first box

    ok i have 2 ts-w3002d2 subs andno idea what to use for a box i wana make one but dont kno if i should go ported or sealed and what to do for ether when i decide i want ported but dont kno if its the best way to go and if i need help making planes i dont want the box to be carpeted just painted...