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modern sub cu ft needs/stereo discussion
Hey I was at a stereo shop the other day, getting some better quality wire
than is available from the car parts store to rewire my nasty starter solenoid
cable for my 4ksq, so I can do a compression test on it (yes, things take
time!), and I inquired about their subwoofer boxes they had.
The ones they had were about 1.3 cu ft a side. IIRC, my brand new reconed
Cerwin Vega 12"s (with blue cones!) take something on the order of 2.33 cu
ft each, ported.
The guy at the stereo shop said that that was one of the drawbacks to CV's.
I know Kicker's used to not take much room. The regular ones from a few
years back required 2.0 for the 12"s, and 3.0 for the 15"s (Once had two
15"s in the back of a Toy' truck with a shell, and about 175w rms to each.
Can't remember if it ever had the PPI 2300 hooked up to those.)
Newer subs take even less room it seems. What kind of airspace to
modern, current subs require? Are the freeair/solobaric type subs
comparable to sound quality/characteristics to "regular" subs?
I'm not spending any money on stereo stuff for a while, I'm mostly curious.
I understand I can "clamshell" my 4 12"s to run two pairs as one pair, which
would reduce the required box size, but I wasn't planning on making just one
As for musical types, I listen to all types, with the exception of maybe
country western. Most often, I listen to various types of techno and ambient
music, with the second most often being alternative and who knows.
Jason Bentley's Metropolis type music for those that know. Damn I miss
that show here in AZ.
I suppose I'm less concerned about trunk space and weight, as long as it
doesn't interfere in normal, local city type driving and grocery-getting.