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RE: What are the best subwoofer makes for music, not boomy HT. (nt)

Someone asked about which type is better for music and why? The answer is "Sealed", not ported.

The reason is because a ported sub is basically wrong.

1. That port can only drone at one frequency, like when you blow across the open neck of a pop bottle. One note.

2. An electric bass can produce different notes. So can an upright acoustic bass. When playing a bass, one hand plucks while the fingers of the other hand choose a note. With a *sealed* subwoofer, you hear those *different* notes.

But with a ported subwoofer, you'd only hear that one drone. It's fine for the footsteps of a T-Rex but not for Jaco Pastorius, or Stanley Clarke, or Roger Waters, or Sting, or Primus.

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