Different subwoofer types (sealed, ported...)

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by SteveKoncal, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. SteveKoncal

    SteveKoncal Auditioning

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What are the pro's and con's of sealed vs. ported vs. passive radiating subwoofers?

    Why would I tend to prefer one over the other?

    Is there really a sonic difference between them?

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!
    Steve
     
  2. Tim Ranger

    Tim Ranger Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2002
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I really think it comes down to how well they are designed and built, not whether sealed or ported. A couple of generalizations are that ported subs are often designed to maximize output, sometimes compromising sound quality while sealed boxes are often designed to maximize quality while maybe not offering as much output. Remember, these are generalizations. The best subs I've heard (ACI Force and Titan, and REL Strata) have all been sealed.
     
  3. Jason_Me

    Jason_Me Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

Share This Page