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"How much louder will I be by getting a bigger sub"

or

"What do I gain by getting a bigger sub and why shouldn't I do it?"

You may be offended by the above. Don't take it personally, I'm just abrasive.

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"How much louder will I be by getting a bigger sub"

or

"What do I gain by getting a bigger sub and why shouldn't I do it?"

That's good. :D

I'll modify it to make it more noob-speak.

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THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME.

Currently:

2015 Evo X WW

Forgestar F14 18s --Rally Armour Mudflaps

ETS 3.5" FMIC, CAI, Open Dump DownPipe, Test Pipe, Ultimate Racing Catback, BLEVINS TUNE, Fortune Auto 500 Coilovers

Build:

Crescendo Mezzos x2

Crescendo 800.4, 1500.1

Loaded Fi Q12

Second Skin Pro

XS D5100

RF 360.2

Sky High Audio Wiring

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3.8L S/C-few modsWheels: Ruff Racing 280 19x8.5 Sub: Fully Loaded

12" Fi BTL Amps: Autotek MM3000.1d Sundown SAX-100.4HU/Tweets/mids:

Alpine D310 + H701, TBI HDSS tweets, Mpyr audio 65m x4extra sheit:

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The difference in sound between small and big subwoofers:

There is no difference in sound, only in loudness.

Bigger subs don't play lower nor do smaller subs play "tighter" or they can't hit the "lows".

Maybe put this somewhere? :peepwall:

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The difference in sound between small and big subwoofers:

There is no difference in sound, only in loudness.

Bigger subs don't play lower nor do smaller subs play "tighter" or they can't hit the "lows".

Maybe put this somewhere? :peepwall:

Well the reproduction is highly dependent on the box, but you can't say the response won't change. While the "loudness" does increase with cone area, the response of the entire driver does too. Different size subs have different electrical and mechanical compliance, different resonant frequencies, and different sensitivities, so putting them in a similar enclosure to the smaller sub WILL in fact yield a different sound.

I have already explained how higher SD will yield more air movement, but technically a general trend is that the FS of a certain model will go down as the size gets bigger. That means the "bigger" sub will play lower in the correct environment, but there is no reason to ever think that 10s or 12s won't stop your heart with subsonic frequencies.

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Everything you need to know. =]

http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/83029-everything-you-need-to-know/

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1. fi btl with stiff spider pack... lets say it moves 14mm one way excursion straight from FI, new

2. fi btl with stiff spider pack... lets say it moves 18mm one way excursion after 2 weeks of use... no change from original settings, just the stiff spiders loosening

the questions:

which sub will be better for daily music.... 2

which sub will disipate the heat better.... 2

which sub will displace more air.... 2

so how then does break-in (softening of spiders) not "matter"

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1. fi btl with stiff spider pack... lets say it moves 14mm one way excursion straight from FI, new

2. fi btl with stiff spider pack... lets say it moves 18mm one way excursion after 2 weeks of use... no change from original settings, just the stiff spiders loosening

the questions:

which sub will be better for daily music.... 2

which sub will disipate the heat better.... 2

which sub will displace more air.... 2

so how then does break-in (softening of spiders) not "matter"

Well you kind of took it the wrong way. It was said that the physical properties DO change the acoustic reproduction (i.e. Q, FS, RMS, XMAX, etc..), but it's a question of power handling. The only reason people ask about break-in is for handling higher than rated power right off the line. However, should you take the time to break-in a sub, overall SQ may be slightly higher after suspension has loosened.

And thanks for the questions. I'll get them in there. :drinks:

Need an install? Hit me up.
[email protected]


Got car audio questions? Check here first!
Everything you need to know. =]

http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/83029-everything-you-need-to-know/

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