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>> Ported vs. Sealed Subwoofers: 4 Things to Consider
Despite the common misconception, it’s not as simple as choosing a sealed subwoofer if your preferences lean towards music, and ported if they favor home theater. That’s an over-simplified way of thinking that may not get you the desired result.
To know which type of subwoofer is ideal for your tastes, it’s important to understand the performance and design characteristics that differentiate ported and sealed subwoofers as well as the limits of your room and other potential factors.
With that said, here are the four most important things to consider when choosing between a ported and sealed box subwoofer design.