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I might be making a trade for 3 8" Infinity 860W Subs. I am debating on running all 3 sealed or just 2 ported. I don't have room to run 3 ported and still fit our huge baby stroller. What are your opinions?
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BTW this is just a daily driver setup in a Ford Focus Hatchback.
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i recently went from 2 12's ported to 3 sealed and i'm much happier with my set up. i lost some output down low but got a much better overall response. mines is also a daily set up with more of a focus on sounding good while being loud enough for me.
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What subs? Assuming they are the Reference, you don't need a huge enclosure either way. Sealed or ported use about 0.5 ft^3 per speaker. If you go ported add another 0.5 ft^3 or thereabouts of volume for the port. Even all three speakers in a vented enclosure shouldn't take up more than 2.5 ft^3 of space accounting for all displacements. This is all based on some rough modeling with BBP6.
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Im looking at the ones below, but I'm trying to trade my matching Soundstream Picasso Nano amps for some lower power 8's so I might end up with something else.

Infinity 860W Reference 8" Single 4 ohm Car Subwoofer
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never was a fan of sealed. just dont like the way they respond so due to being bias i say ported.
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