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post #1 of 8 Old 11-15-2011, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Sub enclosure in trunk. Front or rear facing

Hi all I wanna put a Sub enclosure in trunk of my 2010 camaro. I cant decide on Front or rear facing and ported or sealed sub box. Help..
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-15-2011, 10:06 AM
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Sealed will get a better crisp beat. Ported is louder and not as crisp. I have a 10inch sub with 250wt amp pushing it and it sounds great. It sits in the left side fender area. Check out my pics and you will see it. Go to SubThump - and you can see more choices and get either side so you still have a trunk left over.
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Sealed will get a better crisp beat. Ported is louder and not as crisp. I have a 10inch sub with 250wt amp pushing it and it sounds great. It sits in the left side fender area. Check out my pics and you will see it. Go to SubThump - and you can see more choices and get either side so you still have a trunk left over.
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Unlinke other speakers, the direction the sub faces is not so important UNLESS you are using the placement to push air. Otherwise, forward, rearward...you won't really hear a diff if it is a simple sealed enclosure. Band-pass (ported) boxes, you'll want that port facing where the air will not immediatley strike a surface...they usually work best facing rear. These boxes are great for deep bass, are tuned to produce specific frequency ranges, and are not so much for SPL so don't expect them to hit very hard. And, as stated earlier, the bass hit will not be as crisp, but it will be deep and low if the box (port) is tuned right.
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Unlinke other speakers, the direction the sub faces is not so important UNLESS you are using the placement to push air. Otherwise, forward, rearward...you won't really hear a diff if it is a simple sealed enclosure. Band-pass (ported) boxes, you'll want that port facing where the air will not immediatley strike a surface...they usually work best facing rear. These boxes are great for deep bass, are tuned to produce specific frequency ranges, and are not so much for SPL so don't expect them to hit very hard. And, as stated earlier, the bass hit will not be as crisp, but it will be deep and low if the box (port) is tuned right.
Actually a rear facing sub will sound better......the longer the sound has to travel the more impact it has....sealed boxes play all types of music and have better power handling and better attack..ported will be efficient and sound really good provided it plays at the frequency it is tuned for.......bandpass enclosures arent really so great for mobile audio most of the enclosers have the woofers mounted the the sealed part of the box which a bad thing because by the time you hear the woofers coming apart its too late ,but if a bandpass is designed right it can sound really Good

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This is the rear facing enclosure i purchased from subthump..I think it sounds great
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A sealed enclosure is the way to go for overall sound quality. Loud is easy. A quality, balanced sound at high volume is a bit harder to achieve, but worth it. No boomy bass-heavy sound. Just more of it, across the entire range, in balance with the rest of your system.

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A sealed enclosure is the way to go for overall sound quality. Loud is easy. A quality, balanced sound at high volume is a bit harder to achieve, but worth it. No boomy bass-heavy sound. Just more of it, across the entire range, in balance with the rest of your system.
Amen...sound quality is so much better than SPL.

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