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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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What sounds better Ported or Isobaric

I have a 10in in an Isobaric box that sounds pretty good and was wondering if it would sound better in a ported box?
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I'm more in to sound quality than all out bass. I prefer a well sealed box with no bigger than a 10" sub.

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I don't know jack about isobaric, but there's no reason a well-designed ported enclosure can't have outstanding sq along with great output.
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I'm w/ 94. I prefer the tight response associated w/ a sealed box. Yeah, you won't get quite the SPL and some sub-sonic notes will suffer as well but it'll play more genre's of music better than any other type of enclosure.

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Depends on what you consider as sounding better. If you have the room for a decent enclosure it'll play louder with the same power level if ported. Realistically though if you are asking this question then by all means go ported, you'll probably be happier. Just make sure you have a good subsonic filter or you'll be buying woofers constantly.

My setup is ported btw, big rectangular ones. It's all about SPL but the SQ is also decent if turned down.

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I like the clean thump, I mainly listen to rock so I don't need all the low base.
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Sealed will be the best for you. I have an OOOOOOOLD first gen 12W1 in a sealed cube and it hits hard, reaches pretty low, just overall sounds awesome. It would blur your vision while playin stuff w/ low bass chords/riffs like Korn, Chevelle or country music.





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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 09:41 AM
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The only reason to use an isobaric setup is to save space. You can nearly half the enclosure size because they require half the box volume. A well done ported sub > all else. Cant go wrong with sealed though

BTW, isobaric boxes require two subs. So you have two, 10's?

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I love ported boxes unless you listen to stuff with fast bass drums. In that case, a ported box will be sloppier, and it won't sound right.

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Ported for SQ if you have the room ..

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