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Old 26th September 2007, 04:43 AM   #91
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This also the reason why it is so hard to get a car to sound good and have flat frequency response. Then throw in the reflective surfaces (Windows, Windshield) into the mix and things get real crazy.

Near flat low frequency response in a car, is usally done with heavy EQ and Low tuned, Low FS drivers. Similar to a nice home driver, Not the SPL machine you have.

One last issue is the size of the vehicle, if you have an SUV 30hz response is attainable and strong, in a small car 40hz might be the low end, say a 12/db rolloff, even if the box in open air has an F3 of 28 or 30.

Peerless makes an XLS mobile audio sub that is fantastic.
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Old 26th September 2007, 05:02 AM   #92
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If the driver is really that undesirable, your best bet is to sell it whole and buy something different. The time/energy/money spent trying to find a suitable recone (not to mention one that will suit your needs) will probably not be worth it.
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Old 5th August 2010, 10:16 PM   #93
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car woofers are used by kids that havent got a clue what they are doing or how things work. 9 time out of 10 they are mounted to a board and the back fires into the trunk. The only cabinet they see is the cabin and the trunk.

In these days of 5000+++ watt class D car subwoofer amps traditional woofers dont last long. Kids are into max volume, and who cares about distortion. half the time they crank it up well well WELL into distortion anyway. These ar enot audiophiles here guys.

Car stereo compititions are well into the 170+ db range. i think the record is over 180 actually.

Even most 1000 watt rated pro audio subwoofers wont handle anywhere near 1000 watts down around 20-30hz. maybe a couple of hundred at best.

SO, a super stiff suspension makes sense when there is no back box and it will be seeing 5,000watts plus clipping. and they will.
Just google Steve Meade Designs for some Crazy SPL stuff...

Otherwise if i wanted to buy a clean tight "sub" from the automotive enviroment that it would deffinatelly be JL W7's or Memphis MOJO series
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Old 5th August 2010, 10:48 PM   #94
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Hi Adrculda,
Old thread.
I didn't even remember it when the notification popped up.

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