Inverse Sub Mounting


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Username: Crasslogic

Post Number: 5
Registered: Dec-06
Is there any real advantage to that? In other words, why do some people mount the sub facing in and thus the magnet out? I'd thought about flipping two of my 12"s around 'cuz to me it does kind of look neat, but wouldn't it hurt the performance of a sub? Especially one designed for a sealed enclosure??

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Username: 54danny54

KY More Wang Th...

Post Number: 3131
Registered: Nov-04 disadvantage
in fact, some people think it helps with cooling.

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Username: Safe_cracker

Chicago, IL US

Post Number: 2285
Registered: Jan-06
Cooling, it also will change the tune of you box a little. Try it and see.. Polo.

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Username: Pike110

12w6v2s, Indianapolis...

Post Number: 317
Registered: Oct-05
I've done it. It sounds the same... maybe a little different just because of the box tuning changes slightly, but most people can't tell. You also don't have to take subwoofer displacemnt into account (box building) when you invert the sub. Plus, you get a nice look at the motor when you do it that way.

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Username: Wingmanalive


Post Number: 2396
Registered: Jun-06
Keep an eye out for my 15" inverted mag HT sub thread, (coming soon).

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Username: Troy81

Tavernier, Fl Us

Post Number: 1435
Registered: Mar-06
i also if its a new unresined box you can be sure you dont get sawdust where it shouldnt be, other than that its mostly for looks and so you dont have to account for displacement, thats why i do it sometimes at least

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Username: Rovin

1 12 Premier...

Post Number: 10270
Registered: Jul-05 ......

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Username: Wingmanalive


Post Number: 2403
Registered: Jun-06
^^^Which is why I'm doing it.

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Username: James1115

Use a simple...

Post Number: 8494
Registered: Dec-04
it wont make any difference at all sealed, it takes about .5 cu/ft or larger to noticable change the effect of a sealed enclosure but ported it will change the tuning of you enclosure which might change the sound a little. Read what Rovin posted its some good stuff, also check out

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Username: Denim, MD

Post Number: 58
Registered: Nov-06
My Mach5Audio MJ-18


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Username: Teddy21

Ann Arbor, MI USA

Post Number: 324
Registered: Feb-06
"bling factor" ....what is this bling factor?

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Username: Crayola0


Post Number: 1545
Registered: Jun-06
bling factor is like if the basket is chrome or it looks good and u want to show it off or if it has a big magnet and u want to show it off

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Username: Crasslogic

Post Number: 6
Registered: Dec-06
Good to know all.
And denim, ah that's a fine pic. 18"s are everyone's friend.

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Username: Bestmankind

Fi Audio BTL

Post Number: 8515
Registered: Oct-05
audiobahn subs looks good inverted.
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