A ported box built to the specs of the sub will NOT be *boomy*. It's only *boomy* if the specs of the sub and the box don't match........... or the sub is a real piece of crap OR the sub is old and the suspension is gone.
If you want to get really loud, definitely go ported. But buy a sub that likes to go in a ported box...........
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