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Old 03-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Question Which sub box should I choose?

Hello, I recently got a 2010 2LT Camaro, with the Boston Accoustics system in it. I tried to install my subwoofer I had from my previous car yet it doesn't fit in the trunk so it looks like I need a new box. I'm trying to decide between the Subthump stealth box, or the ported box (http://subthump.com/product_info.php...&products_id=7 or http://subthump.com/product_info.php...roducts_id=325).
I'm going from a huge 12" ported box (http://shopping.canadaspace.com/prod...x_hpr12/96491/) and used to the great bass it gives off. The subwoofer is Alpine type-r 12" (http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/swr-12d2/) paired with JL audio JX1000/1D.
My main concern is I don't wanna lose that bass.. that thud that you can feel in your gut! But I love the stealth box and the way it takes up almost no space. Is there much loss in bass with the sealed stealth box? On the Alpine site it says that a sealed enclosure is most recommended. So I'm not sure!
Any help is appreciated!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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I would get a sealed small sealed box and pack it with some polyfil. I am running two kicker 12's and it hits great. You can feel the punch in your chest.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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I would get a sealed small sealed box and pack it with some polyfil. I am running two kicker 12's and it hits great. You can feel the punch in your chest.
So you're saying don't go with either of the subthump products?
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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I've got a Alpine type X in the side mount box and it sounds great.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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Subthump also has a single rear fire box! I'm in the same boat, out of the 3 boxes, I think that the corner stealth box looks best, the ported would be the more bang for the buck, with a sacrifice in SQ, here's a question is there a such thing as a clean sounding ported box?
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:46 PM   #6
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Subthump also has a single rear fire box! I'm in the same boat, out of the 3 boxes, I think that the corner stealth box looks best, the ported would be the more bang for the buck, with a sacrifice in SQ, here's a question is there a such thing as a clean sounding ported box?
In my experience, no. The real question you should ask is: "Is there is such a thing as a loud sealed box?".

The answer to that one is yes. You can be loud with a sealed box. I hit over 140 at the dash with only around 1400W-1500W and my subs are sealed. Furthermore, I can also play clean as low as 18hz - not too shabby for sealed subs. I have never heard a ported box that sounded clean on music - they always sound sloppy. At least to my ears.....

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #7
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Check mine out at www.audioworkx.com Click on galleries and scroll down. Mine is the first Camaro..
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #8
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Subthump also has a single rear fire box! I'm in the same boat, out of the 3 boxes, I think that the corner stealth box looks best, the ported would be the more bang for the buck, with a sacrifice in SQ, here's a question is there a such thing as a clean sounding ported box?
Yes, but only if its designed correctly using the Specific speaker and vehicle parameters and built properly. A prefabricated box is a great solution for many, but a custom enclosure can't be beat.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #9
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I really like the stealth one, especially since for me buying the ported one is not only the extra 45$ base price, but since I'm shipping it to Canada it'll be much more expensive shipping it, and I'll have to pay more tax when it crosses the border. I'd only do the ported if it had much better sound, but yes I do like clean too.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:22 AM   #10
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Just wondering if anybody has any insights on a single rear fire box vs the corner stealth box, I'm thinking the rear firing would sound better, but by how much?
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #11
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Is there anyone who has heard the same sub/amp in the stealth and in the rear firing or ported box? That way there's a direct comparison!
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #12
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Here is a picture of my stealthbox from subthump.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:33 AM   #13
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That looks nice! What is the amp mounted to?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:46 AM   #14
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if you want a stealth enclosure and money is no issue I would go subthump. I was just suggesting the polyfil so the box hits a little better. If your really worried about having it loud why not start with one stealth on one side and if it doesn't do it add another?
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The amp is attached to the box itself. Subthump put in an indention to add the amp.
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That looks nice! What is the amp mounted to?
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #16
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if you want a stealth enclosure and money is no issue I would go subthump. I was just suggesting the polyfil so the box hits a little better. If your really worried about having it loud why not start with one stealth on one side and if it doesn't do it add another?
I would, but I really don't want to have to buy another sub, I just want to use my existing sub and get the same thump I got from it before!
In terms of volume, is polyfil the stuff that makes the box seem larger to the sub? Because the recommended sealed box volume for mine is .85'cu, but the box is 1.2, so I'm more worried about it being too large! If that's an issue at all.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:38 PM   #17
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WOW!! ya the polyfil isn't going to do any good. I have never seen a sub with such a small recommended box.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #18
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WOW!! ya the polyfil isn't going to do any good. I have never seen a sub with such a small recommended box.
Yeah, the range is .55-1.0 with a recommended of .85. I'm guessing 1.2 might be big enough to be too big, maybe I'll have to fill it with something to make the box smaller!

EDIT: Does anybody know how much room around the hole cut out there is for a bezel? Like most 12" subs the cut out I need is 11-1/8", but around the bezel it measures almost 13", and in the spot in the trunk it looks to go in there is just 13" from top to bottom. From the looks of my old box, I need 11/16" more space than the hole cut out.

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