Sub Box Question - Need some opinions - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-24-2005
02FordFX4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Swampscott, MA
Posts: 107
Sub Box Question - Need some opinions

I have a 10" Rockford Fosgate Punch HX2 sub that requires a sealed box of .2-.75 cu ft. I meant to buy a box that was .7 but somehow I screwed up and bought a box that was 1.0 cu ft. Because this is out of the range of the recommended specs, will this make my sub sound horrible and will I be better off shelling out more money to buy a new box?

Thanks,
Jay

Edit: I have a sealed box not a ported box. Not sure why I said ported

Last edited by 02FordFX4; 12-24-2005 at 11:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-24-2005
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 295
YOU may not notice a difference.

I have yet to hear anything in a universal ported box that is tolerable to listen to.

Port length affects sound
Port size affects sound
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-24-2005
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Gallatin, Tennessee
Posts: 66
This box will actually make your sub sound better if anything. Going over is ok, its having less that it bad.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-24-2005
Rangerboy03lvl2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Colorado, Lone Tree
Posts: 891
i have 2 of the same subs, i have a box that is 2.5 cu ft with a divider in the middle so 1.25 cu ft for each sub, this box was designed for a different set of subs. the other day i made a new box that was within the spec for these subs it ended up being right at .80 cu ft for each sub. it sounded like *** compared to my old box, so none the less the old box is back in. i think it will sound great with the 1 cuft box you got.

both my boxes were/are sealed
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-24-2005
02FordFX4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Swampscott, MA
Posts: 107
Thanks for the info guys. I'm gonna keep the box and see what it sounds like.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-13-2006
3906brad's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cedar Hill, TX
Posts: 657
To kind of continue with this, I am wondering what would be better. I guess this is where it turns into opinions more than what actually is better, but I dont care. Opinions please.

Sealed or Vented?

I like Vented, but I heard a good sealed box tonight. please help!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-13-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 295
When they are built correctly, for the REAL range of the driver (not what the box says, but rather the REAL range), a ported encloser will kick a sealed enclosures *** all day long.

But, a ported box is a lot more complex. Diameter of port, length of port, side of box, etc, etc. And nothing gets down low like wood.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-17-2006
a_shane2_go's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Calgary AB (Canada)
Posts: 16
I agree with going over is better. I remember a buddy of mine that had two 12's and two 10's in a custom box (in and old Ford Mustang hatch back) The subs were ****ty used (litterly like 100$ canadian for all 4) and then like a 400Watt amp and well it pounded, Y, the air behind it. (It was sealed.) so yeah i say if you have the extra air its a good thing for sealed. As for Ported i dont have that much expereince, but i'd think it would throw off the tuning etc.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-19-2006
jojosdad's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: North Atlanta, GA
Posts: 36
My opinion..... sealed .....if you like tight more accurate bass, ported if you want to sound like those guys you can hear coming 2 blocks away.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Custom Sub Box, amp and 12" Sub, Ex Cab only - Melbourne, FL pushdeck Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 1 05-02-2010 11:39 AM
Snapped some pics of the new interior pieces and new sub box! MugenCRX04 Snapshots 16 01-08-2010 06:02 PM
Ordering up some exhaust tips, need some advice//opinions. WowMike2001 General Ford Ranger Discussion 15 07-11-2008 07:45 PM
in need of sub box just purchased sub/amp :) crucialcolin Audio & Video Tech 13 06-21-2008 10:13 PM
Can some one design me a sub box? redranger_02 Audio & Video Tech 3 02-14-2007 06:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:25 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.