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A couple of questions ahbout my car subwoofer

  • Thread starter Captain Carling
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Captain Carling

Hi all, ive just got myself a sony xplod 10" sub, its the XS-L1035, and i was wondering if its best to mount it in a sealed box or a ported box.
Also i have a sony 4 channel amp and was wondering if i connect the sub via its high level inputs, would this give the sub more life.

Thanks for any help you can offer


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Moved to In Car Entertainment (ICE) :smashin:


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Hiya, most modern car subs work best in a sealed enclosure. For a ten inch sub I would recommend you make a box with an internal size no bigger than 0.8 of a cubic foot.
As to your amp you say use the high level outputs, on some amps they have high level inputs that you use to get the audio signal into the amp. Instead of using the phono or RCA inputs. I'm not sure what you mean by high level outputs, a four channel amp will obviously have 4 speaker outputs, some amps allow you to bridge two of these channels to run a sub with more power.

I hope this makes sense and is of some use to you. :eek:

regards linx


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a sealed box will provide better damping but won't provide as low a frequency response as a ported box how ever which ever you choose it should be built to the speakers q figures and not a mickey mouse thing froma car tuning shop.it will only end in tears

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