DYNAMIC SOUND Car Audio, Video, and Performance
Originally posted on 10-16-2003 by Lilboy
Hi does any body own Mtx 12's subs Thunder 4000 or any body knows if these subs sound the best on a sealed box. Because i want to get the best bass I can get out of them. Because I known a pair (2) and their 200 watts rms. @ 4 ohms each. What can do you guys recommend or suggest? I will appreciate your suggestions, comments,or recommendations.
there is no such thing as "sounding best in a box". each enclosure style has it's own purpose and excell in that. each person might want a different sound from there sub. if you ever talk to anyone and they say that a certain box is the best before they now what you are looking for than they are an idiot. the three main types are sealed, ported/vented, and bandpass enclosures.
sealed enclosures = these are for ultimate sound quality. they will deliver a tighter, punchier bass, not boomy. to recieve bomming bass, you will have to apply some serious power to the subs.
ported/vented = these are for bommy bass. they give the max bass you will recieve from any enclosure. the sound quality will be slightly decreased from the sealed one, but will not be bad. the enclosures are slightly larger due to the extra port, so room could be a problem.
bandpas = these are for looks only. they are designed to give boomy bass within certain frequencies, but not all. the sound quality is terrible. in the end, you can get better bass from a ported/vented enclosure.
now, once you have decided on the style, look at the internal airspace recommendation for your sub. if you what tighter bass, go with the smallest airspace recommmended. if you want deeper bass, go with the larger airspace. more air to the sub means more bass due to the extra excursion.
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