Lol. Just keep in mind I'm sort of thinking out loud. We know the "Q" is a great Sq sub. The Max is also known as an SQ sub that gets loud. They both sound great but it's the difference in SQ that I would wonder about. It's my guess that they're extremely close but like the W7, the Max tends to be put in SPL enclosures killing the SQ.Thank you BuickGN and adrenalinejunkie for taking time to try to help me out unlike the first three geniuses
I'm not trying to argue with you but I'd like to clarify..I think both can sound very good in their ideal enclosures. I've only heard one IDMax and it was in more of an SPL setup. The IDQs I've heard have been more SQ oriented so it's not a fair comparison from what I've heard. I have to wonder if they're like JL's W6/W7 subs where everyone somehow believes the 6 is their SQ sub and the 7 is their SPL sub when in reality the W7 is the SQ sub, it just happens to get loud as well. I'm not saying that's true about the ID subs but I bet an IDMax in the right enclosure would be very close in SQ with the Q and it would get louder.
Where have you seen info showing the W6 to be lower distortion at lower levels than the W7? I was told by a JL employee the W7 is better in every way than the W6, at high volumes, low volumes, SQ, SPL, etc.I'm not trying to argue with you but I'd like to clarify..
all of jls woofers are low distortion designs..
at lower volume levels the w6 is a lower distortion driver, but when you want the added output the w7 is more linear at higher displaceent levels..
they are all built around low distortion..