emperorjj1 wrote:esh they are even more power hungry. But all these guys are correct you cant really underpower a speaker but if the new XXX is like the MX (which it should be) it takes a bit to get it moving. I havent had any personal experiance with the new xxx's myself since the only one we've done at the shop happened on my day off. But ive dealt with a few MXs.
the issue i see you running into is going to be with the box. Sealed is allright but like nisimo said ported is going to stand out more especially when the speakers can handle more power wise. BUT ported boxes really need to be designed correctly to work right. If you got some crazy nonsense tuned to 60hz+ and leaking air its going to flop on its face.
Also when doing the box your going to want to be sure and do plenty of braces and probably double up on the face. Most of the boxes ive seen returned with the big speakers we sell (MX, SX, MT) all just have the single baffle. I dont think ive seen anyone with a dual baffle box come back with issues reguarding the box itself.
cool, thanks. ive tried my hand at designing a ported box but, im worried if its gonna come out right. im a mechanic by trade so i HAVE TO build it myself. but also ive had a few concerns. first off would be would the box need to have ports on either side of it?? essentialy like this: http://www.diamondaudio.com/PDF/current/WiringEnclosures/Dual12VentedEnclosure.pdf (didnt know any other place to reference)
or is a single port ok> the other problem is IF i can get that size box in my vehicle, is having the ports that close to the ears ok?? i know of rounding over the edges of the port w/ a router to reduce port noise, but we are talking like a foot away.
again you guys rock, thanks for helping me design a great system!!