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blue LEDz
09-10-2003, 07:27 PM
here's a site i found with a good explanation why subs sound better certain ways in a trunk:biggrin:
http://www.installer.com/tech/aiming.html

walight01
09-10-2003, 08:06 PM
good find blue. now people are gona gripe and complain b/c before they had room in their trunk, now they can't put ANYTHING in the trunk b/c of the sub box, o'well :biggrin:

blue LEDz
09-10-2003, 08:20 PM
well, i've always seen it as we have 2 options for where to put the sub. if you want it facing forward, you have to seal it off from the trunk, like in an infinite baffle, or free air setup. but i've always been a fan of facing the box towards the trunk;) any why the hell would you want to put anything else in your trunk besides a sub box?:confused:

walight01
09-10-2003, 08:22 PM
to hide dead bodies, small children, illegal substances.

blue LEDz
09-10-2003, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by walight01
to hide dead bodies, small children, illegal substances.

that's why you build a really big box;)

walight01
09-10-2003, 08:37 PM
:angel:
i just wish he said how close to the rear he had the box, like just enough space to the sub not to hit the trunk, or 2 in. or what.?

asylum24
09-10-2003, 11:13 PM
he said it was about 3 feet from the back of teh trunk.... I ahve noticed this alot since I reversed my sub and fired it in the opposite direction....sounds alot louder and more bass like

THEGOLDPRO
09-10-2003, 11:21 PM
i always wondered this question, now i know.

walight01
09-10-2003, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by asylum24
he said it was about 3 feet from the back of teh trunk.... I ahve noticed this alot since I reversed my sub and fired it in the opposite direction....sounds alot louder and more bass like yeah that was when it was away from the rear, i'm talking about when it was at the rear.

MisterT
09-10-2003, 11:49 PM
I see the RTA that you would love to get Blue. Hell, you probably want all of that equipment. Blue = Bass Philosopher
Me, well I = Beer Philosopher :40oz:

asylum24
09-10-2003, 11:50 PM
oh...maybe he just had it as close to teh back as he could get with out the cone hitting... tahts what I would do

blue LEDz
09-11-2003, 06:36 AM
i figure he had it just a couple inches away from the back of the trunk. you don't want it too close, other wise it won't let the sub breath, and you don't want it too far away, otherwise the 2 waves don't line up;)

MisterT
09-11-2003, 09:02 AM
I never understood why people had subs firing through the rear seats of sedans. I just knew the sounded better and thought that it was for more length for waves to travel as well as the acoustics of the vehicle.

MisterT
09-11-2003, 09:04 AM
Also, what about downfiring subs? I would imagine it would sound better than subs firing towards the rear.

asylum24
09-11-2003, 09:24 AM
Im guessing it would be the same as firing it close to the back of the trunk... but id bet it owuldnt sound as clean

blue LEDz
09-11-2003, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by MisterT
Also, what about downfiring subs? I would imagine it would sound better than subs firing towards the rear.

well, if it's downfiring and placed as far to the rear of the car as possible, it'll sound good, in theory. but if you move it to the front of your trunk, the same thing will happen as if it were facing forward or back.