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Old 03-06-2006
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I did look around their site... it's just hard for someone who doesn't know a terrible lot about this stuff to read about sound, ya know? It's like trying to explain light to a blind person kinda...
I hear ya man.

If your interested, PM me, you'll save a lot of money. And that little b*tch gets loud and sounds good.
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actually sealed boxes can extend lower, but they just rely on the sub to make sound, where as in ported box tuning low the port adds a humongus boost in the lows, usually a few hz down from tuning, the sub will think it is free air, as in the properties of the box have gone because you went to low below tuning, which otherwise makes is very likey to over excurt the sub and reach its mechanical limits

i could explain it better but im tired at the moment i will chime in here later and try

im not fond of sealed boxes but i heard type r wasnt a sealed box fan

people of sq usually say sealed as in sealed boxes dont have humps in frequencies aropund the box tuning so in aspect it keeps a more natural sound, and sealed boxes have better transition efects going form lower to higher frequencies

*disclaimer* im tired and some of this is alittle wavy
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Hmmm I may ask you to clarify that when you're not sleepy, I think i'm catching it but I'm not sure. I never realized there was so many different aspects of building a box!
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Hmmm I may ask you to clarify that when you're not sleepy, I think i'm catching it but I'm not sure. I never realized there was so many different aspects of building a box!
Type r's hate sealed boxes.

Sealed boxes do tend to have a flatter frequency response but in turn do have a "flatter" type sound to them. They ARE NOT boomy at all. They are very flat sounding and tend to take a lot less power to get moving.

If you have a ported box...play your favorite song normally. Then cover the port with something (wood, your hand, anything) It sounds a lot different. I mean, a lot! Thats just a small example...even thought that box would not be an accurate representation of a sealed box, it does the job.

Ported boxes, on the other hand, have a peak frequency. This means that at a certain tone (note, hz) your sub will "hit the hardest" or have the greatest sound pressure level. This is also the point that the subwoofer excursions the least. It should move only half of the excursion at any other given note.
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For a little better sound and bass I plan on getting a JL 10w3v2-D4 to replace my aging Alpine Type S. Then top it off with an Alpine CDA-9847 head unit. My current Profile CA400M should power the JL sub nicely (320w RMS 2ohm) and I don't plan on amping the speakers even though they really wake up the speakers.
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Hey kyle, my dad has the 10w7 ported fiberglass box in his 05 harley F-250...Zach and Bill heard it last week as a matter of fact. I really have to say its one amazing subwoofer. Probably the best single 10" subwoofer i've ever heard....I really dont know how much of a difference there would be between the W3 and the W7, but honestly, you wont be dissapointed with the W7. I will have to throw out my POS sub sooner or later and get a JL.
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