Originally Posted by Poison Nuke
there are quite many discussions about pro/con sealed/vented.
you have more punch with a port, which is important for movies. Not needed for music that much. But lack of precision is mostly not as big as oftend said.
The best way to find out, which sub of both is best, is to buy them both and send one back after testing.
Then you know, if you will need the extra gauge of the port or if it annoy you while listening to music.
I think the movie like 'Lord of Ring' is seldom. most movies are not so strong.For me, maybe a more musical, clearity is more important than punch.
Originally Posted by keyboardcat
sealed sounds good. I like the power of ported boxes, but sometimes you get annoying port noise. people say that sealed subs sound cleaner and tighter, but require more power to slam. the other day amazon had 12 inch jbl powered sub for 200 for daily deals. i saw it to late. some jbl subs are having problems being unreliable after two to three years with the amps in them though. some people say thatthe power supply in the jbl subs isn't big enough
when can we see the 200 deal again?
Unreliable maybe a good problem. at least, I want to use it about 5 years.