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Sealed vs. Ported

 

Bronze Member
Username: Gibson5469

Post Number: 91
Registered: Jul-05
I've noticed most of you choose a ported enclosure for your system. Are you guys going for SPL rather than SQ? Anything I've ever been told is that sealed boxes sound a million times better.

Oh, and how do you keep your boxes from sliding around your trunk? My new box slides around alot.
 

Gold Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Nj US

Post Number: 3376
Registered: Jun-06
Really? A million times??
 

Bronze Member
Username: Gibson5469

Post Number: 93
Registered: Jul-05
I'm not saying that's my opinion, but anyone I've talked to has said something to that effect.
 

Gold Member
Username: Nyyfan13

Fi SSD USA

Post Number: 3314
Registered: Jul-06
correction its actually 1.645 million times better...common mistake lol
 

Gold Member
Username: Adddisorder

West palm, Florida

Post Number: 3079
Registered: Jan-06
just depends on how much of an SQ nut you are

but in a ported box they should still sound good to your average listener
 

Bronze Member
Username: Gibson5469

Post Number: 95
Registered: Jul-05
yea it still sounds good to me. it's just alot bigger than what I'm used to for a single 12" box. the sealed ones are usually half the size.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Shade

Moxee, Wa U.S.

Post Number: 85
Registered: Nov-06
i once heard that ported box are upto 3db louder then sealed but u lose some SQ...correct me if i heard wrong
 

Silver Member
Username: Mendonmafia

USA

Post Number: 221
Registered: Aug-06
it depens on the port area. more port area more deebees but more area requires a longer port to create the same tuning frequency but a larger port area also usually means less port noise. Ported boxes are better its that simple. so build your own custom ported box. DO NOT BUY A PREFAB BOX THEY SUCKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!
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