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Old 9th April 2004, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default Ultimate HT sub?

Most explosions and things in HT are more felt than heard. I thought, that the tumult had to be the best sub ever if you want to FEEL an explosion. But then i stumbled across the Blueprint 18.
It has a high sensitivity, moves 51mm p-p, and has 1210cm^2 of Sd. This all rusults in about a liter more of air moving capibility than a tumult. The real deal part of this is that, it is so much cheaper. Where your looking at 1000+ dollars for a pair of Tumults, you would only have 640 dollars in subs, and thats shipped. Think about a pair of these, runnung with about 1000rms shared. I honestly thing that 12-13L of total linear displacement (for the pair) would equal some serious SPL at even the lowest frequencies. At you would definantly have that real shock factor when someone see's two massive 18's sitting there in your Den.
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Old 9th April 2004, 04:25 PM   #2
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Myabe I'm nitpicking here, but why would you pick something over another in an "ultimate" setup because of price?
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Old 9th April 2004, 04:28 PM   #3
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I think 2 tumults would be very very hard to beat, dont they have something like 34mm oneway xmax ?
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Honestly i think the 2 18" BP's would eat the tumults, but for around the same price one could aquire 4 of the BP 12's for 159 each. This would be equal to around 4 tempest.
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Old 9th April 2004, 06:19 PM   #5
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What about the Resonant Engineering XXX 18"? 1210^2cm of SD, 62mm p-p and an XBL^2 motor. BTW, it's made by the same company that manufactures the Blueprint subs (Destijl Engineering).

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Fs of 26Hz... Is that low enough for tactile bass?
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FS doesnt necessarily mean how low it will go. There are other factors.
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Default Re: Ultimate HT sub?

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that real shock factor when someone see's two massive 18's sitting there in your Den.
since WAF is a no-issue here, if you have a basement, why not seal the basement door real tightly, drill some 18inch holes in your floor, mount the woofers upfiring, glue some coins and screws onto the driver cone, and get a new protective metal grill floor on top of the existing?

Ported enclosure ofcourse, using the chimney, or you could couple it to the building ventilation to get some good all-over bass? I'd like to see santa's face when he realizes he's trapped in a vented speaker system

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Old 9th April 2004, 09:34 PM   #9
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I'm fairly sure there is an Infinite Baffle installation at "The Cult" using four of the Blueprint 18". Should work extremely well.

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Old 9th April 2004, 09:57 PM   #10
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There's also another factor when you're looking for subwoofer to look out for ..that there're designed for home audio or pro use..and not for cars..I find subs that are diesigned for car use have a lot less vas...which makes it undesirable for HT use. You would be better off with 4 Tempests...wiht thier high vas and good X-max..or if you have the money you can always go for these...







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