I'm gonna be building a new box for my 12s shortly and was wondering if it's better to put the subs on an angle or straight vertical. I have heard that in hatchbacks its better to be on an angle but what's the deal for sedans? It's a sealed box.
Make it so the sub is pointing in a direction where there is a heap of space, the longer the better. I've got a wagon and made my box angled up towards the front so that the sound waves have the longest uninterrupted path. I've read somewhere that this will give you the best sound/volume
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Goodz, use your current box as a test box. Pick a bassy song, then face the subs foward. Have a listen. Now face them backwards and play the same song. See if one way was louder than the other. Face the subs up/sideways/back/foward. whatever way sounds the best/loudest is the best way to have the subs in your car.
i got a shitty Alpine VR10 in the back of my EA, in a 1 cubic foot sealed box.....I originally built it so it would sit on that little shelf behind back seat (front face of box has same angle)
Put it in and thought it was ok......for a 10. One day box fell over into boot, bass went thru the roof (but was very muddy and boomy)
Now i got it sitting up @ the rear passenger taillight, driver firing into boot lid, with slight angle facing driver. Sounds really good for a shit 10......next sub i go with I'll properly design it to fit in that corner
Yeah bass like good distance but you will notice if the bass takes too long. For general music facing the subs foward would be the best option. Good bass and sound. If ya have it/them behind the seat, be sure to have a 1 to 2 inch gap between the sub and the seat.
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At the moment I'm facing them towards the rear, and due to the size of my box, they're going to continue facing rear. I think this gives the most volume and sounds the best. But I have heard people tell me there is more in a forward facing setup, such as SPHELLs and Madeas... So I dunno.
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