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Ok im planning on building a new sub and I just wanted to know, I definitely want a bandpass box, but which way is best to mount the driver in the box?

I have seen them both ways:

1. Mounted with the face of the driver on the sealed side of the box, and the cage assembly on the ported side of the box

or

2. Mounted upside down with the face of the speaker on the ported side and the cage on the sealed side.

Opinion's please?
    
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post #2 of 8
Uhh...
What kind of bandpass? 4th order? 6th order?
You could also try a T-line type enclosure (incredibly efficient, lessens power handling of the speaker though).

I would try mounting the sub either way, see which you like the best.
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post #3 of 8
I agree with the T mounting. I had a single 10" sub in one of those boxes, and it bumped pretty good for what it was. Otherwise, I'd say go for the right side up on mounting.
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Why do you need a band pass box?
Will it be used for music?
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Yeah, why a bandpass box?
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post #6 of 8
Probably going in a SUV/Hatchback?

When I had my T style mounted box, it was in a Probe GT. It sounded very good. The box took out A LOT of distortion.
That's the only setup I'd put a bandpass in though.
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post #7 of 8
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Sorry about it taking so long to get back here, my ISP is giving us **** and I havent been able to do any web surfing >.<

What's a T style box? i only know about 4th order and 6th order myself?

And no its not for a hatchback, already got 2 12"s in a 4th order box in my jeep lol, this ones for my room, going to be happily parked under my desk, and about "why", not really sure, I just love the sound lol, still confused about which path to go though >.< but its ok cus im still waiting for parts to get here
    
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>>>http://www.diysubwoofers.org/tls/

And this may be a good read>>>http://www.diysubwoofers.org/

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