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18 inch subs that don't take a lot of cubic feet to sound good?


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You guys probably already know i'm looking at 2 15 or 2 18 fi bl's, but I'm stuck on 18's because they are louder and no one has them in my area. The problem is that I don't know if I can supply the 18" bl's with they're recommended 14 cubic feet and I don't want them to sound bad. So does anyone know of good brands that make 18" subs that take less space then 14 cubic feet for 2? Or are the bl's the way to go because I could MAYBE make 14 cubic feet work.

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You could use DC subs. Level 3's or level 4's would be a good replacement for the BL's. They would be fine in 5-6 cubes net per sub.

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idk for sure but ive heard that sundown nightshades like small boxes

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you are misinformed. bigger woofers arent always necessarily louder. if you try stuffing two 18's in a space that barely meets the space requirements BEFORE displacement is taken into account, you'll probably be louder with two 15's since you'll be choking the shit out of the bigger subs.

Edited by Kranny, 21 October 2011 - 01:18 PM.

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i had my sundown nightshade 18 in a 5 cube box before port and sub displacement.

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nightshades rape in small boxes. 4-7 cubes per 18.
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Oh wow, 5 cubes before port thats pretty small.

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i had my sundown nightshade 18 in a 5 cube box before port and sub displacement.


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Yeah, right now i have a single 18" Fi BTL N2 in a 5.5 cuft NET box. Ported to 32hz, sounds great.

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idk for sure but ive heard that sundown nightshades like small boxes


Whats the RMS per sub?

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you are misinformed. bigger woofers arent always necessarily louder. if you try stuffing two 18's in a space that barely meets the space requirements BEFORE displacement is taken into account, you'll probably be louder with two 15's since you'll be choking the shit out of the bigger subs.


What do I need to know about displacement? What would you do for 2 fi bl 18's?



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