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Old 09-29-2004, 01:56 PM   #1
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Subs facing in or out? Open air systems

Hey all,

I am putting 2 10's in my trunk and want to do the install myself. Amp is ready to go but what direction the subs face is a big question. I have 2 10 in. RF subs and a 300W amp.
I want to face one sub towards the seats and the other towards the back of the trunk. Will these subs work if one is open air and the other is sealed? If not, what other subs will work with just 300W powering them(open air subs)? I want to have the particle-board right behind the seats so I have room to still use my trunk. Any imput would be great!

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The best sound will come if you face BOTH toward the back of the trunk!
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open air subs

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There is no such thing as an "open air sub"

You can place subwoofers in many configurations:
-Sealed
-Ported
-Bandpass
-Infinite Baffle/Free-Air

and variations from there on.....

By open air, did you mean to invert the sub? Typically, it's going to be best to have both subs on the same baffle, and so long as both cones move in the same direction, at the same time, relative to the baffle - you will be fine.

Facing it front and back - that's open for debate although most will claim that facing them toward the back works best unless you do some work sealing the trunk from the cabin.
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