Different Boxes......


Silver Member
Username: Wylie_coyote

Post Number: 126
Registered: Apr-07
So there are three main types right, ported, sealed and bandpass. from what i've read Bandpass boxes are the best as they give the best of both sealed and ported but tend to be bigger.

From the looks of it majority of people here have a ported box is there any reason for this. Is what i've read wrong?

Silver Member
Username: Philly306

BUILT NOT BOUGHT, North carolina

Post Number: 610
Registered: Apr-07
bandpass to me i can't here a difference. you're paying alot of money for a huge box that i couldnt tell much of a change from. JMO
ported normally = louder plus most of the subs that the guys on here have are better off ported

Silver Member
Username: Phil_salisbury

Post Number: 465
Registered: Sep-06
There is no one particular enclosure as one be better than another because each enclosure type produces a bass responses and output unique to both the sub/enclosure.

With sealed and ported enclosure's the design of the enclosure can be altered to attenuate how the bass response sounds within frequency ranges that want or don't want to be heard coupled with the output response.

Bandpass enclosure's offer no such flexibility in design of the sub/enclosure which most of this type enclosure operate/function within a very narrow and define frequency range and the output response cannot compete with that of a ported enclosure.

Not to mention, bandpass enclosure have to be built exactly to the spec's stated and if they are not, they sound like azz.

Silver Member
Username: Philly306

BUILT NOT BOUGHT, North carolina

Post Number: 611
Registered: Apr-07
yea right woodlawn like youy know anything about boxes.:-)

Gold Member
Username: Frkkevin

Resonant Engineering..., Fort Worth... Email

Post Number: 4223
Registered: Nov-05
depends on the type of bandpass :-) .. 4th order get louder than a regular ported box.. but a 1 note wonder

Silver Member
Username: Wylie_coyote

Post Number: 129
Registered: Apr-07
some good points have been raised and from the sounds of it, it seems that Ported is the way to go. It will save me a heck of a lot of room when i'm putting this all together.

Platinum Member
Username: Rovin

4 10 Pioneer...

Post Number: 12574
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Gold Member
Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 4465
Registered: Jul-06
Ported = way better than bandpass, and more output than sealed. Thats why everyone uses them.

Most bandpass boxes sound like complete crap as they create a peak at one note. The ones that are designed correctly don't give any real gain over a ported box.

Bronze Member
Username: Vtouch06

Q-TowN, PA

Post Number: 36
Registered: Nov-07
Woodlawn answer FTW!!! lol he knows what he's talking about...
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