SR124 in ported box

pentoncmpentoncm Posts: 379
edited August 2011 in Car Subwoofer Talk
Has anyone tried out the SR124 in a ported box? I currently have the db1212 which is a ported box and I really like the impact of the kick drum. I would like to upgrade the sub but keep the ported sound.

Should I even try the SR124 in a ported box or should I try another brand?

What do you guys think?
Audison Bit Ten
Kenwood X595
Polk MM6501
Polk MM1240
Mtx 704x
Alpine MRX50
Post edited by pentoncm on

Comments

  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited August 2011
    I'm not that big on ported boxes. The DB1212 is an exception cause its designed and tuned precisely for those subs. Ported boxes are a lot less forgiving of design problems so it could either sound great or like crap.

    Ported boxes appeal to some because they bump the frequency for which their tuned which feels like more impact, well actually it is more impact. But the problem is that its an unnatural hump and can make your subs sound one note'ish. Also the response drops like a rock below the tuned frequency so you can't get that good low end sub bass in the sub 40 Hz range like you could from a sealed box.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!