Ho man you're pushing me to try with these comments.That things A tank at 26lbs, well it's not bad but heavier than I care for , I shouldn't talk being im using 38lb 15s again.
I need to get this sub thing figured out. I'm so tired of pulling a 200lb sub box around ...
It sounded fantastic in the fact that from 40-120hz it had THE BEST bass I've ever heard in a car, it didn't get silly low but for an 18 it sounded like I had 30 8"s back there ... it was loud loud and blended with midbass way better than anything I've ever heard. It really had that pro audio sound and freakishly low distortion....I don't know if the box was wrong or if I just simply over powered it ... it didn't bottom out I fed it 1200w and gave me no indication that it was hurtn.
I started to smell what smelled like a can of band-aids on fire kinda I looked back and the whole back of my car was filled with smoke. I never seen so much smoke come from a speaker. And I've seen a lot of speaker blow....at work we purposely plug subs into the wall to field destroy them for warranty reasons and they never smoke like that one did...
On winisd it looked good, 5.5cu ported , tuned at 35 vent Mach 0.15 . it should have been all good ..
I definitely want that kind of sound , I had a ipal18 b&C a while back and I hammered on it and it never had a problem ... maybe it was defective, IDK
The recone is 80$ and another 50 to have them re-cone it , maybe I'll give it a 2nd try because it was light weight and great... kinda makes me sad
But when I stared looking into recone I noticed on eBay there's a holy shitload of them for sale and most of them are re-cones ....makes me wonder if a lot of them blow ppl recone them than sell them ... I would bet if you looked that sub up on eBay at any given time most of them on there are recones
I'm willing to, but I will first go ported with what I have.
Still not happy with my sub, the bigger volume didn't do anything.
Well maybe I should focus on tuning, but at the same step in the process I prefered the 4 tb 6" for example. Except output...
and since the box is now big enough I can easily cut few holes. With th gb first, then with what I have around.
Ported is a new world for me so I'll see.
I must try to measure my car resonance fr, and room gain to get a better idea.
But the peavey looks really flat, with an early drop compared to the gb but with cabin gain it might be good.
As I really enjoy the sub playing 80/100hz right now.
Lower is not that good.
Same or more impact, better details , that's what I need.