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Old 08-25-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
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Default Who has info on in firing subs?

Friend of mine has a pair of audiobahn 12" subs....he tried to mount them firing into the box...and they don't sound as good as firing out.
Its a dual sub box with the separator in the middle.

any input?
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sounds like the same setup as mine, so you are telling me they will sound better firing out? good info. i just dont feel like redoing the wiring to go inside the box right now
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I'm personally not a fan of it. The best sound waves come off the cones, not the backsides, with the soundwaves being disrupted by the spider, basket etc on the back.

More for "show" then anything.
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Most people wont believe this, but it is actually just as loud on the back of the speaker as it is on the front. The basket and all of that getting in the way actually doesnt make much of a difference. I could see where it could not sound as loud if the magnet would get in the way of it being close enough to the loading surface, but thats about it. Maybe it wasnt as air tight that way too.
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Well i did an inspection of what he has....and told him that i think he
needs a better seal on the box and around the woofer....
He actually clipped one out while I was watching and it went POP..
Its toast...needs a new one.

I have to research his watt to sub ratio and see if he is over driving them too.

Im not a fan of audiobahn but the stuff did "look" nice
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but the stuff did "look" nice
Yep thats audiobahn
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i had my xtant x series subs reverse mounted like that. one way of thinking of it its more cubic space, since the magnet is outside the box. I was a little low on power, and subs usually run more efficiently in bigger space.

at least that was my opinion 2 years ago.....i'm kinda outta the sub game nowadays
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well did you reverse the polarity? When a sub is facing outward it is pushing one way..can't remember which way...and when it is facing inward..it is the opposite. you might get a better sound with the speaker facing inward with the polarity reversed..to wear the cone is still moving as if the speaker was facing outward....lol..i know it'* confusing but i had my 15 like that...and i swapped the polarity and its sounded way better... all i did was change the positive and negatives on the sub...so amp + goes to sub - .....it'* weird..but it works.

double check it..i don't want to be the one to make you mess up your speakers.

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there was a rev. option on my deck that i believe i used.
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IT actually doesnt matter how you hook them up as long as each sub is hooked up the same. you could have the negative on the sub hooked up to the positive on the amp, and as long as it is the same on each sub, then it doesnt matter. If they were hooked up oppositely, then yes, you would get some cancellation
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