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Sealed vs. Ported

 

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Username: Iufan4lifeul

Post Number: 532
Registered: May-05
I am debating whether or not to trade my sealed for a ported box. I can get one for just about the same price. My musical preferences are 60% hard rock/metal and 40% rap. I like it to be a tight accurate bass with awesome SQ but also be able to hit the low notes and get LOUD. My choices are a Sealed with 1.5cubic feet per chamber or a Ported that is 5^3feet tuned to 30Hz. The subs are RE12's with 225rms to each.
 

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Username: Mikechec9

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Post Number: 1219
Registered: May-05
i used to be of the "sealed" persuasion because i like accurate bass with relativelty high output. jonathan expounded on the concept of ported with great sq.
i researched it further, and have personally determined that i generally prefer ported over sealed (depending on the driver).
be certain however to have a qualified installer and/or accurate dimensions for a ported box. sealed is pretty much cut and dry.
food:
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_5_2/cmilleressayporting.html
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