i was pleasantly surprised when i heard one of these in a car, with a ported box running on 220 watts RMS. did not sound like a $35 speaker. they get loud and deep on very little power. ( for those of you that do not know, T3 went out of business and Parts Express bought all the stock. they were much more than $35 before this ) when my custom box gets made, i'll be running eight of these powered by two modified LT500's. you may think that is overkill... however, it is a 1100 sq/ft room with 12 foot ceilings and open to the rest of the house. yeah, 13,000 cu/ft plus. my Klipsch sounds really weak... and is not a very good sub to begin with.
but this will cost very little. my box designer and builder is a car SPL competition guy, and i supply modified car amps to him, and he builds me boxes for free.
the guy is good, and knows exactly what he is doing. ( this will be designed for SQ, not SPL )
yes, there are much better drivers... however, for those of us that dont want to spend money, these perform much better than the $35 price suggests.
anyone want to have a "less than $400 sub competition" ?
Originally Posted by IA_Chiefs_fan
I have a 12" ED sub and I'm wondering if I should go ahead and upgrade the sub now if it will extend the amp life. I'm not sure which model it is though. How could I determine that?
depends... while most of the amp failures ( from any brand, not just eD ) can be traced down to a blown speaker, it depends on how you use it. if you abuse it like i do, then maybe it is time to replace depending on it's age. but if you are a normal user, then i would not. but from eD amp repairs lately, like out of around 50-60 amps, we found 60-70% had bad speakers. i know... you people think that the eD amps are failure prone... i think the drivers are failure prone, and are taking the amp out with it. no amp from any manufacturers can survive a shorted voice coil. the unmodified eD amps i am currently using, get extreme abuse, and they are fine... but then again, i dont use eD drivers.