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Right now i have a bandpass box in my tib but someone said bandpass isnt good for hatchback cars... whats the deal? What would be the best box for my car? I have 2 12" Orion subs if that helps.
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I commented on bandpass boxes. The reason I mentioned this is because bandpass enclosures tend to create a hell of a "boomy" sound. In a small car like the Tiburon, this boomy sound reflects like hell and as an end result, all you hear is boomy loud obnoxious bass. You may be nothing but a bass head and all you want is boomy bass where people can hear you a half mile away, if so then go bandpass. On the other hand, you may be someone who actually enjoys quality sound. In this case, I would recommend a sealed enclosure. I have 3 JL W6 10"s in a sealed box im my Tib and it creates the perfect sound. I also have an amp with a bass control knob which I mounted in the console where I can dial in the amount of bass I want on any song. Anyway, sealed enclosures provide crisp, tighter bass than a ported or bandpass. Remember bass is distortion so there is only so many ways to clean it up. Sealed boxes require less airspace than a bandpass or ported enclosure. Sealed boxes also require more power to the speakers than any other where as bandpass require less power. I don't like ported boxes because the need to be large in order to sound good and you need to tune them perfectly with the perfect amount of ports. If you don't, all you will hear is port noise and muddy bass. To sum it all up, I would go with the sealed simply because its the easiest to build, takes up the least amount of space and tends to create the best sound. Hope this helps somewhat. If you have any more questions, post again and I can go in depth about enclosures. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Thanks ofr the help... i'll just get rid of the bandpass and go with a sealed box instead.. thanks alot<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Not to be an ass or anything, I have a bandpass box with two 10" Infinity Reference subs powered by a 600 watt Kenwood amp.
My personal opinion is that it's probably the best combonation I've had in a hatchback. Not boomy at all, just really tight accurate bass.
Just my $0.02


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actually from what I have read, full fiberglass sealed boxes have the best sound. That's what I'll try to make... (key word = try) <img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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ALL WRONG!!!
There is no PERFECT box. It all depends on what kind of sound you're looking for and what kind of speakers.
Which series orions do you have?


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I agree with boom. It also depends on where you're placing the box. For example in my tib I want a bandpass box. Why? Because it acts like a trunk *least that's what I was told* In my town car I had a bandpass and a ported. The ported was soooo much more powerful in that car. Different sounds too.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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ALL WRONG!!!
There is no PERFECT box. It all depends on what kind of sound you're looking for and what kind of speakers.
Which series orions do you have?


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They are Orion XTR Series2 4ooRMS & 5ooMAX


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boxes r like woofers, some like some kinds, some like others, i say if u know someone with the same size speakers that need the same airspace that have other types of boxes...check them out b4 u try to build 1. I personally ONLY like sealed boxes...no matter what kind of car or speaker. Then again....the only subs i would EVER run r JLs, all other subs sound like ass to me after having w3's. But its all preference....if ur building it urself.....just go with sealed...if ur gonna buy 1...check out some friends boxes or something. Also, some stereo shops will let u test a sub/box combo in ur car...they just bring it out & hook it up real fast....if u can find 1 in ur area ur set. If not u could go through 3 or 4 types of boxes b4 u get what u want(4th type is all 3 together, semiported, semi-bandpass, & semi-sealed)......i just cant remember the name right now, its 2:45 here.


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>I just love how my friends have put $500+ into their civics & my stock tib still goes just as fast & sounds exactly the same.

Edited by - kinalyx on 02/10/2002 12:39:04 AM
 
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