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Old 19th July 2005, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default What is the most durable 8" high xmax woofer?

I'm sure a lot of car audio subs fit the description but i'm not sure if they sound any good for home audio. Does anyone know of any made for home use?
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This seems to take the cake as far as 8" subs go IMHO, but unfortunately it IS a car sub. Don't know how it would sound (other than loud) at home. Most of the serious home stuff is larger dia.. Certainly looks durable though . Looks capable of launching a mortar round.

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Who makes those? and how much are they? (audiobahn?)


It's interesting that the mounting holes are only at the back of the plate.

They kind of look like those apple imac mini speakers... except 50 times bigger
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Who makes those? and how much are they? (audiobahn?)


It's interesting that the mounting holes are only at the back of the plate.

They kind of look like those apple imac mini speakers... except 50 times bigger

that's the JL w7... www.jlaudio.com

it's around $500 if I'm not mistaken...

also the surround covers the mounting holes for a "clean" look
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I came across it here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ame=WDVW&rd=1.
Calling it an "8" might be a stretch. Its more like a frameless (or strange frame) 10. Its the sort of "over the top"ness that makes car audio, well, car audio. . Driven with enough power and some serious eq, it might make a decent home sub. Plus you could use it for weightlifting, so it would serve a dual purpose.

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Why is it you need a high xmax 8" in the first place, can't afford the room space for anything bigger/better?
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By far one of the most serious 8's has to be the TC Sounds unit from SoundSplinter. It would be on the top of my list if I was looking for a mean driver...

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well it depends on your definition of durable, and high xmax, but if your budget permits then one of these might be ok http://www.audiotechnology.dk/iz.asp?id=4|a|125|||

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well it depends on your definition of durable, and high xmax, but if your budget permits then one of these might be ok http://www.audiotechnology.dk/iz.asp?id=4|a|125|||

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X-max of 8mm ???
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X-max of 8mm ???

yeah well I did say depends on your definition and it will do 32mm peak to peak which is double the xmax, but obviously non linear

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