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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-02, 07:01 AM
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Direction of subs

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.


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-21-02, 05:52 PM
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good question

yeah...i'd also like to know the answer to this...
i got 2 10" and and wanna get the best sound...coz it just aint there....
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-02, 10:30 AM
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Re: good question

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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Re: good question

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.
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Re: good question

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 sub i go with I'll properly design it to fit in that corner

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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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I also have a wagon and have my sealed box with 2x 12's facing the tailgate and resting against the back seat. There is absolutely no problem with my level of bass.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-30-02, 03:35 AM
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As SPHELL said, the best way to go about it is by trying different positions with a trial enclosure.


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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-01-02, 04:27 AM
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Normally in a boot or even in a wagon, you have them facing to the rear of the car, Unless you have the seats down and its an idea to face them forwards..

Otherwise, to the ass of the car! :)

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-01-02, 06:54 AM
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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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