Keep in mind that such outlandish SPL numbers are usually gained by sacrificing musicality, i.e. tuning an enclosure to some "burp" frequency and then powering it until things start melting.xencloud said:Also, not that this is extremely important for my setup(if it was, I wouldn't be going w/ an IB setup), but it would be a huge plus if I could crank it on occasion and get 140+db out of my system.
It's pretty much what you're looking for in an IB woofer. High qts, powerhandling, and excursion. The prices are pretty low on them nowadays too.xencloud said:That orion sub is crazy. 2000 watts? I wish I could afford to power that sucker.......the specs look crazy too. VERY high qts measurement, and response out to 1500hz? lol
I have found that with an IB setup for subwoofers you will reach the mechanical power handling limits FAR before you will reach the thermal limits. Long ago it was a rule of thumb to cut the power handling in half for IB, don't know if this still holds true?npdang said:It's pretty much what you're looking for in an IB woofer. High qts, powerhandling, and excursion. The prices are pretty low on them nowadays too.
Keep in mind that powerhandling is just the thermal failure limit. The efficiency determines how much power it requires to get loud.