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Old 02-06-2010, 08:21 AM
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I have seen 2 different styles of boxes and was wondering which is better for sound quality. Found them on ebay but the place selling them is here locally and I can save on shipping.

This style which is what I had before. But mine before were individual boxes





Or the one like this were you can turn it down and the speakers facing the floor




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Old 02-06-2010, 11:50 AM
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Down Firing tends to sound cleaner, but definitely a little more quite, and can sometimes help with rattling. Front Firing will sound more "poppy" and definitely more crisp.
It depends on what kind of drivers you have, and how loud they are compared to the wattage of the door speakers, but it mostly depends on where you want your subwoofers and how much room your willing to sacrifice.
If I remember you had to Type R 12's? If you're running the full 500rms on those, I'd go down firing for sure.
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What did you do with the one that I had?
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What did you do with the one that I had?
That piece of crap you ripped me off on got thrown into a fire pit this summer. made for some good fire wood.

that was about all it was good for.
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Down Firing tends to sound cleaner, but definitely a little more quite, and can sometimes help with rattling. Front Firing will sound more "poppy" and definitely more crisp.
It depends on what kind of drivers you have, and how loud they are compared to the wattage of the door speakers, but it mostly depends on where you want your subwoofers and how much room your willing to sacrifice.
If I remember you had to Type R 12's? If you're running the full 500rms on those, I'd go down firing for sure.
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I may just call them there monday and see if they will allow me to test each one out.

Or I can call today I think they are open till 6pm

I dont want window ratteling speakers just a nice tight bass sound
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:24 PM
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that piece of crap you ripped me off on got thrown into a fire pit this summer. Made for some good fire wood.

That was about all it was good for.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:35 AM
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sorry to be off-topic, but STL, that avatar is EPIC.
anyway, I always found you get more bang for your buck, and a better box if you just build it yourself. so if those boxes are fitted for your truck, I'd rip all the dimensions, (just email them asking cause you wanna make sure it fits with your toolbox there or some bull crap) and make it yourself, and you can add your own little touches. Like "STL" extruding off the face of the box haha.
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I went down there yesterday tested both 10" subs in both boxes. I have to say the down facing one sounded better.

I think I will just get the down facing one. I honestly have zero building skills. I never can measure things right and they end up bad. I know my father in law who is a carpenter would never help me. He is against music that does not talk about Jesus and heaven. So making a subwoofer box not gonna happen

And you gave me a heck of a idea for something on the front area of it.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:15 PM
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haha cool man, but yea you could always rip off the carpet, do what you want, then re-carpet it. I know you can at least do that, haha.
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I went down there yesterday tested both 10" subs in both boxes. I have to say the down facing one sounded better.

I think I will just get the down facing one. I honestly have zero building skills. I never can measure things right and they end up bad. I know my father in law who is a carpenter would never help me. He is against music that does not talk about Jesus and heaven. So making a subwoofer box not gonna happen

And you gave me a heck of a idea for something on the front area of it.
you know what sounds really good with subs? face them in to the back of your seat. just look at mine. in sounds real good.
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building your own is def the best bet. most prefab box have to much air space and dont let the sub perform as well as it can. not to mention the customizing possibilities that come along with it
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:28 PM
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^Maybe it's because I've only been looking at truck boxes, but I've yet to see a box that was even close to the maximum size of any subs I've looked at?
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I am thinking about getting the down firing box too.

Let me know if you get it STL.
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I am thinking about getting the down firing box too.

Let me know if you get it STL.
Going this weekend to get it. They didnt have one in black so they are making one
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:27 AM
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you know what sounds really good with subs? face them in to the back of your seat. just look at mine. in sounds real good.
well lets see it xp
i got two eights tryin to get an amp next week not much but loud and cheap.. reg cab too
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