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Old 07-05-2005, 02:46 AM   #11
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i bet two great ones would sound better than one great one
I would need to upgrade wiring, Purchase another $220 MSRP driver, get a matching amp, or upgrade to a bigger RMS amp, build a larger box, lose all the space I have....


All for a 3db change? I'd rather spend the money on a full component set, glass my door panels, get an amp for them, and get voice matched woofers for the rear fill.
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i bet two great ones would sound better than one great one
some people don't need 2.

it'* simply preference. you can be like me and push your highs with 200 watts and have a 15" pumping 1600w of bass out... it'* not a great ratio for many people. I don't understand it but some people just don't need all that boom.

adding another sub and pushing it properly is expensive as already mentioned.
i had 2 12"* pushed off a 500 watt amp. one blew... then the other got the rec. amount of power and it took me forever to realize one was gone (it was dead).

one sub can deliver... especially now with all the great subs we have to choose from.

anways - diamond kicks some serious tail so I hope you enjoy it... good SQ too - I remember reading about it in C&E
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SQ is definetly what i'm after. If you have SQ, your SPL will be easy accross the board. I don't want a one note wonder.

i've got the directed doing 400w x1 RMS @ 4ohm, and i'll run the Diamond @ 4ohms, giving it exactly what it needs.


http://diamondaudio.com/products/ind...type=28&line=3

I'm also going to look at their components in the winter/spring when it'* time for more upgrades.
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HOLY F#$&*(&_(*DFH(*&#)(^@.

Why didn't i do this earlier?

I'll snap some pix of the beast, and my setup. sound deadening and poly fill might make it'* way into the box (not sure yet, waiting to break her in nicely first). Speaking of break in, it'* sounding great already. It'll play wafty beats from Inucubus GREAT. And of course it'll pound out 50 cent all night long.

Might get a lil pr0n for you guys tomorrow, nothing silly as it'* a sealed box, and it'* not broken in yet. I'm amazed at how much force it takes to move that cone..
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HOLY F#$&*(&_(*DFH(*&#)(^@.

Why didn't i do this earlier?

I'll snap some pix of the beast, and my setup. sound deadening and poly fill might make it'* way into the box (not sure yet, waiting to break her in nicely first). Speaking of break in, it'* sounding great already. It'll play wafty beats from Inucubus GREAT. And of course it'll pound out 50 cent all night long.

Might get a lil pr0n for you guys tomorrow, nothing silly as it'* a sealed box, and it'* not broken in yet. I'm amazed at how much force it takes to move that cone..
break-in time = Lame.

some subs don't move all that much anyways.
if you do anything in the box just do some polyfill... sound deadening doesn't really serve any purpose in there.... accoustic foam however would.
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sound deadening inside a box is pointless. if the box itself rattles, you have a shitty box

polyfill however, will fool a driver into thinking it is in a bigger box than it really is by slowing down the soundwaves in the box. either stuff your box totally full with the stuff (literally, stuff it) or line the inside of the box with 1" thickness of the stuff
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Sound deadening isn't pointless in a sealed box. It can help absorb the soundwaves inside, however i could do other things that would be more effect right now. I might polyfill it, i'll have to do some math and figure out what my box is doing now. Side note - poly fill works because it heats up the air, not because it slows it down.

Now my box doesn't rattle or leak AT ALL. For my first enclosure i'm quite happy. Carpet is half assed, but i'm not done with the trunk, and don't want it nice until after I move next month.

Radio Shack gave me a nice run of 12 ga speaker wire for $12.
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Side note - poly fill works because it heats up the air, not because it slows it down.
i stand corrected

cool link:
http://web.archive.org/web/200208082...ces/fiberfill/
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Yeah i didn't believe it at first either, found that out last week.
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Why only one.....because he will go deaf half as fast.

One 12" is plenty as long as it'* in the right size box. Hope it'* vented for the best effect.
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