Hello everyone. I'm sure this has been discussed before but I'm curious to get people's thoughts for my particular application. It's a minivan and the sub(s) will be mounted in a side panel near the left rear corner. The stock system does midbass really well (six 6x9s). I don't really bang out anymore but want to squeeze as much low end out of the package as possible.
I have two 10" Dayton ultimax subwoofers that model really well in small enclosures. I have enough volume on hand to run a single ported or two sealed. I'm leaning towards the sealed pair but the ported configuration nets another 3db at 40hz and 5 at 30hz! Neither configuration should exceed xmax but realistic port sizes probably mean compression and some chuffing at higher volumes. The sealed pair models dead flat with a little cabin gain, but gives up that low-low output that I enjoy, though I do worry about it sounding too fat or monotone as well.
Thank you for your input.