The only caveat is potential motor noise. Undersized venting and such can lead to excess noise.
I prefer it because it will increase the internal volume of the cabinet a bit because of the airspace in the cone, and really helps cool the motors in open air instead of heating up the inside of a cabinet.
And it looks sweet to have all that metal just hanging there.
Originally Posted byBill Fitzmaurice:
It's also the very sort of Voodoo Engineering that should never be done.
Does that huge rubber ring serve any other purpose, other than a not so good gasket. Why do i feel like it has something to do with the surround and keeping it in place..... Weird, maybe I'll do a little reworking of that area of my subs...
It does make the drivers more vulnerable to damage. You can remedy that by extending the top, bottom and sides, which also will lend a bit of additional loading while not requiring any calcs, like a bandpass does. Then you can add a grille as well if further protection is required, as in having kids in the house or anything else in the trunk.