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Old 05-12-2002, 10:19 PM   #1
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Wut kind of box do you recommend for subs?

I am going to get a system this summer (two 12' JL W3's) and i am trying to see wut kind of box will sound good with it.. I was thinking of some sort of bandpass box where the subs are facing inward towards the car since its going to be in the trunk... or should i just have a custom made one thats just facing outward... i kind of want that smooth crisp kind of bass and not too hard... heres some stuff ive been looking at ebay... tell me wut u think

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Old 05-12-2002, 10:25 PM   #2
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crisp bass...

go with a sealed box.. bandpass will do everything but clean crisp.. it will boom and travel for miles if you want it to sound louder then it is in the car go bandpass . if you want tight bass that will grab you by the throat then go with a custom made sealed box ,, make sure it to specs and get enough power to them dont be shy with power.. you can never have enough
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Old 05-12-2002, 10:28 PM   #3
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Man, all of those boxes look HEAVY. If your going for the custom box, go with fiberglass. that'll save A LOT of weight.

3 type of boxes.
Sealed box gives you that tight and accurate bass. like classical music, jazz, pop, etc. But tend to need a lot of power to push.

Ported box gives you full, rolloffs, boomy bass. great for R&B, Rap music. Doesn't need much power to make them sound loud.

Bandpass give everything ported box gives plus additional accuracy but controlling the air flow further. It basically is a sealed box and ported box combined. They will sound loud with an ample powered amplifier and will give you great sounding bass with rolloffs.

There is a 4th kind. Freeair. Great for saving weight if you dont want a huge box in ur trunk. They mount directly to your rear dash, or use MDF wood to divide your trunk up and mount the sub there. It uses ur trunk as a box.

But remember, none of these boxes will sound right with your sub if you don't build them to specs. Check your subs specs before beginning construction!
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:01 PM   #4
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bass tech...

ive had 2 12' subs facing towards the front of the car, in a custom sealed box. sounded like sh!t, i even cut a hole where the arm rest is.... Why? cause they couldnt breath. flipped them around and boom (literaly)... the way bass travels through your car is totally different then regular speakers, the wave is omnipresent, meaning that you'll hear it and feel it no matter what direction they are placed, unlike components and other speakers, where things like the cars soundstage is involved. ive got 10's now and they hit just as hard as the 12's did, just not as low... Sound is one thing im good at, been doing custom systems as long as i could drive. i really wouldnt waste your money on sub boxes on ebay, go to a local shop and they get you hooked up...

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Old 05-12-2002, 11:03 PM   #5
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Re: bass tech...

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ive had 2 12' subs facing towards the front of the car, in a custom sealed box. sounded like sh!t, i even cut a hole where the arm rest is.... Why? cause they couldnt breath. flipped them around and boom (literaly)... the way bass travels through your car is totally different then regular speakers, the wave is omnipresent, meaning that you'll hear it and feel it no matter what direction they are placed, unlike components and other speakers, where things like the cars soundstage is involved. ive got 10's now and they hit just as hard as the 12's did, just not as low... Sound is one thing im good at, been doing custom systems as long as i could drive. i really wouldnt waste your money on sub boxes on ebay, go to a local shop and they get you hooked up...

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Totally agree!
I had a 15in Solobaric in a 1.5 cubic feet custom box, and powered by only 280 watts. it hits harder and deeper than 2 12s.
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Man, all of those boxes look HEAVY. If your going for the custom box, go with fiberglass. that'll save A LOT of weight.

Ported box gives you full, rolloffs, boomy bass. great for R&B, Rap music. Doesn't need much power to make them sound loud.

Bandpass give everything ported box gives plus additional accuracy but controlling the air flow further. It basically is a sealed box and ported box combined. They will sound loud with an ample powered amplifier and will give you great sounding bass with rolloffs.

There is a 4th kind. Freeair. Great for saving weight if you dont want a huge box in ur trunk. They mount directly to your rear dash, or use MDF wood to divide your trunk up and mount the sub there. It uses ur trunk as a box.

But remember, none of these boxes will sound right with your sub if you don't build them to specs. Check your subs specs before beginning construction!

which one is good for techno??
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Techno.. Guess you like the hard hitting, deep pounding, long lasting bass notes. Go With a bandpass box and a high efficiency amp. Class D. Their great at turning electricity to sound and gives a lot less heat than other amps.
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which one is good for techno??

"Nobody listens to Techno!"
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:13 PM   #9
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I only like JL's in a sealed box. Only heard 1 car with JL's in a ported box that sound nice. You can make JL's sound good in a ported only if its a badass custom guy who built it.
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:14 PM   #10
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"Nobody listens to Techno!"

Apparently Moby does!
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Apparently Moby does!

He's too old!

Listen to techno in a club not your car...
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:21 PM   #12
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I listen to everything from country to Yoddeling. lol as long as it sounds good. I also listen to techno while i'm driving because i feel the music accompanying me driving. Just gives you that feeling of seclusion, where its only you, the car and the road!
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Talking Metal

What type of combination would you recommend for non-easy listening like Metallica, Megadeth, ACDC, and Disturbed?

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What type of combination would you recommend for non-easy listening like Metallica, Megadeth, ACDC, and Disturbed?

Rock & Roll... Tight & Accurate Bass. Want to feel those bass guitars. go with sealed. and lots of power!
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