Would a ported box be better sutied for me?

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  1. IspitHotFire

    IspitHotFire 3 Greatest rappers of all time ? Dylan, Dylan, and

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    I just got my 2 12' Shivas powered by a JBL 1200.1 in a sealed box. It's loud but it doesnt have that boomy bass I like. Would a ported enclosure help it any??
     
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    IspitHotFire 3 Greatest rappers of all time ? Dylan, Dylan, and

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    I don't know if boomy is the right word. My computer subwoofer is ported ( I geuss, it has a hole at the bottom and lotsa air comes out of it) and I love the sound of the bass it makes. My subs are just different dunno how to describe it.
     
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    The problem with adding fiberfill is that while technically it makes the box larger, it hardly affects the sound at all. Your looking at a 1dB difference usually.

    But fiberfill helps dampen standing waves, and if the woofers were also playing midrange, it would be helpful.
     
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    First of all, what size is the enclosure they are in now?

    Also, if you just want loud bass, run a ported enclosure. I would get a subsonic filter though...
     
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    IspitHotFire 3 Greatest rappers of all time ? Dylan, Dylan, and

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    its not a very large enclosure, the back of my maxima isnt terribly large.

    Im leaning more towards porting.... but should I buy a new box or just port the one I have now?
     
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    I'll need to know the details about your current box before I can answer that. How many cubic feet of airspace does each sub get?
     

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