|Originally posted by wgpierce:|
I'd think that would have more to do with the enclosure than the speaker. I like Rock more than other types and I never ever use a ported enclosure. I like sealed enclosures and I build my own for a 6.5" sub.
I'm using the factory sub housing. I discovered a couple unwanted noise sources. I eliminated the noise from the vibrating dashboard by jamming a bunch of rubber-polly whatever it's called packing material up in the dash around the enclosure (I also recently bought a new dash and when I install it I'm going to fill some of the empty spaces in the back with expanding foam) and I got a better sound out of the sub by turning my other amp (the aftermarket one powering the rest of my speakers) way up so that I don't have to turn the radio up as much. It's like 70% better but even then it will still sound distorted, even with the volume on the sub volume slider turned all the way down. It's got to be the factory amp that's powering the sub. It could just be that it's 33 years old, worn out, and sending a dirty signal.
And now to figure out how to put a small aftermarket amp to power the sub in the same place in the kafkaesque stereo wiring harness...