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When to comes to Subwoofer enclosures which ones sound best to you, Sealed or Ported ?
Wow that hurt, get a LIFE. I have these "cheap" MTX speaker because they retailed at $250-$300 and I got them for $52 each so yes they are cheap. I knew some idiot would bring up the highly tuned and advance BOSE bandpass that are multiple chambered, but too bad we're talking about car audio which is totally different. All bandpass is mainly crappy because you have to tuned their boxes incredibly well for them to perform decent on multiple frequencies, your basic bandpass enclosure will sound like crap next to the rest. Unless you like sloppy hard hitting bass, if thats the case get a pair of 15's.cl1986 said:Bandpass -- Worst setup?? Is that why bose has all bandpass subs on their home theater system? Or maybe $2000 speakers are cheap and crappy, depends what you are looking at. I guess im lookings at the $500 and less here, lets not get rediculous. Really the bandpass is a sealed enclousure with a ported encosure so you get the best of both boxes in one package. Yeah! By the way MTX?? those are cheap speakers.
Agreed > And if you will note at the beginning of this thread the question was > Which one Sounds Best to You! We all have our own special preferences when it comes to the sound we like and our music. I will have to hand it to you Jodean > building your own bandpass box can be very difficult and time consuming > alot of trial and error when using different combinations of subwoofers, but you seem to be very determined and you must enjoy the challenge which is a good thing. I did hear one ported enclosure that i liked, it was hand built in a Mazda mini truck, it had four 10" subs and four ports at the bottom of the box, it hit Real Hard > i was impressed, the guy had two Orion 225 amps driving the four tens, seemed to be a great combination. There are many variations in 12 volt systems today, each one should be as unique as the individual who puts them together. :spin:cl1986 said:Well i guess thats alright if im an idiot, but i have built about 20 bandpass boxes from scratch, and yup, most of them dont sound that great. But what happens, when you do put a good speaker in one, its amazing. I have some $8 subs from jcwhitney that dont sound too bad in a bandpass, so yes, they do make cheap speakers sound better. I did get lucky on two of the boxes i made.
i will always by a bandpass box, my system in the caddy sounds amazing, just one thing that i love about bandpass boxes is the cool things that you can put into them for lights and stuff.tight bass just doesn't sound right to me, where as a bandpass creates that nice wave effect when it travels back into the vehicle.SoundAdvantage said:Any one else have any suggestions as to what works best for them?