Originally Posted by tshaud87
ok and if i go with slightly over 2.5 cu. ft slot ported what am i losing that way? ...how audibly off will it be?.............and u said disappointed? .....how so? (fyi this is just for in-car personal listening pleasure i know its not an insane amount of power) ...or are u saying that much power will affect the sound negatively in a sealed box?
also if i would go sealed what size are you talking when u say big?
To get a flat response in a ported enclosure the sub requires minimum 4 cubic feet in air space, it has a big VAS.
A well designed ported box is greatly efficient compared to sealed, 400 watts in a proper vented enclosure is enough to give you a nice flat response on low to medium listening volume and dash rattling, mirror shaking output when hammering it.
If you want sealed go with 2.5 cubic feet.