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hey guys, ive been wondering what the difference of the two well besides the fact that one fires down and one fires up thanks!
as long as you keep junk from getting down there. speaker grilles can offer protection no matter which direction you fire the sub.thank ya todd, i think im gunna get the downfire box cuz yes i agree it would be better for protection.
well since my 07 is a cc i dont have much room so its just a down fire or up fire under the seat. i just want a good clean crisp bass sound with the subs.Downfire or firing the sub away from you will reduce some of the rattling, chatter-ish noise you hear when a subwoofer is hitting, usually at higher volumes. It may make the sub sound more dull with less range, but can clean up the sound a bit... it can reduce rattles to some degree that are produced from the sub flapping.
Have you ever cranked up the volume and put your ear a foot away from the sub? You can hear rattles, distortion and other noises coming from the sub itself. This is not noticeable if you are sitting far away from your sub (ie: sub in the back of an SUV), but if you have the sub facing you in a small cabin 2ft away from your ears (ie: a king cab truck), it will be easier to hear these sounds. Firing the sub upwards or out into the cabin tends to move more cabin air and may feel like a stronger hit/pound...it can also make the bass more crisp sounding.
My suggestion is to just get a basic box that fits, and move it around in the cabin, facing it in different directions until you get the sound you want. I've tried out 3 different box set-ups for my current sub, in every possible direction in the back of my king cab truck. I probably went through 3 or 4 different boxes for my previous subs that I had in this truck. Every sub/box combo will sound slightly different. Then there is the whole debate between ported and sealed.
Well, I have to disagree here.By putting it under the seat, it wont make too much of a difference. It will already be muffling the sound to some degree. I'd probably fire it down.
how are you going to do that? run tiny subs?u could fire foward like i am doing. i bought the subs and found out i didnt have enough room to fire up or down so i am gonna face them foward and got to figure something out for a grill to cover them
results may vary. when i had my 18 in my xterra, facing back made the hatch rattle. facing up made the roof rattle. facing forward made the seat rattle. i never tried facing down, but im sure the floor would have rattled. to my ears, subs sound the most natural when they are given the space they need, and not by pointing them at the floor.Downfire or firing the sub away from you will reduce some of the rattling, chatter-ish noise you hear when a subwoofer is hitting, usually at higher volumes.
yes, several times, with lots of different subs. you need to get new subs, or determine the source of your mechanical noise. the only sound coming from a sub should be the music.Have you ever cranked up the volume and put your ear next to the sub? You can hear rattles, distortion and other noises coming from the sub itself.
downfiring is an acceptable way to put a box under your seat. just make sure the sub isnt going to hit anything during excursion, and that it has some room to breathe. you dont want it closed off which would turn it into some sort of bandpass box.awh so much different answers! lol people are saying that downfiring would give it enought air, but isnt it about the air space in the box? i understand that its gotta have room outside. but it looks as if down firing theres like 1.25" of clearance on the floor and up firing it seems there wouldnt be much more than that cuz of the height of the seat??? am i all wet? lol
I agree, there *should* be no noise. My current subs don't clip, but i definitely push them to their limits. I usually overpower my subs anyways, and I like pushing the volume until they garble the soundyes, several times, with lots of different subs. you need to get new subs, or determine the source of your mechanical noise. the only sound coming from a sub should be the music.
...or maybe you are cranking your subs up too far and clipping your signal. the point of the story is there should be no noise