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Coins and cereal inside the bass enclosure. how to open.

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Use a razor knife and cut the adhesive along the seam open it up remove coins and cereal use a couple drops of super glue put it back together

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Now the type of bass you want is another consideration. The best enclosure for maximum bass is a bandpass box. It is 2 subs facing each other with one side fully enclosed and the other side ported. This is best for deep powerful bass but the enclosure can be rather large. Vented boxes are second best (In my opinion) they give you deeper bass and more power than the sealed boxes. Sealed boxes give you less power from your sub and are a little flatter. Some say that the bass is more accurate and tighter , depending on the type of music you play. Rock you would want a tighter bass(sealed) and hip hop or techno style you would want a deep bass(ported). Lastly you have the free air which gives you the least amount of bass and is usually rather flat sounding. If you have the room go for the band pass box, if room is an issue than go with a sealed and specifically design box for you vehicle. Alot of places design boxes for almost every car out there. Just make sure that have a well designed box, It makes a world of difference, than an improper box.

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I own a hk 12x2 and put it in a 2 cube inch sealed enclosure. will it sound better in a ported or bandbass


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Bass sounds muddy and volume is minimum.


Hello mercedesman4,

Your setup sounds great. I had to settle for Blaupunkt in my Mercedes.

It sounds like the culprit is your enclosure. It's possible that by tweaking the settings, you could improve the sound somewhat, but having been used to the sound of a sealed enclosure, maybe not. Sealed enclosures tend to produce tighter, more accurate bass and have a flatter frequency response curve. They are also generally the enclosure of choice when looking for a SQ (sound quality) oriented setup.

Ported enclosures will produce louder bass than sealed enclosures, and maybe that's why some audio guys push them. They also allow the speaker to operate more efficiently, so you need less amp power for a given volume. Higher tuning on a ported box will get louder, but at the expense of sound quality. Lower tuning will still get louder than a sealed box, and the sound quality will be better than a box tuned higher, but still not as good as sealed. That's what I meant about tweaking the settings. You may see some improvement by setting the crossover lower, decreasing bass boost, or by turning the subsonic filter on/off. I'm no audiophile, but personally I've never been able to stand the sound of a ported enclosure, however it was tuned. Sealed just sounds better.

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