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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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I currently have two ixl-18's in modified marty cubes running off of a behringer ep4000.......
I started out with one driver in a sealed 4cuft enclosure, to me it sounded strained and wasn't giving me the spl I was looking for. I then built the 9 cuft ported enclosure modelled on the Mach 5 website, it sounded fantastic and gave me pretty good spl but.... Coming from a mobile audio background I wanted more. Cue up the Marty cubes I haven't noticed a big decrease in spl (maybe 2-3db) going to the smaller enclosure but it's made up for with multiple drivers. I like the cubes with some acoustic foam in them, to me it gives the " tightness " of a sealed box but the output of sealed. I've yet to get these drivers to bottom out or distort in anyway, it's deep clear bass..... By the way I'm in canada and these are the best deal north of the border. That being said I would sure love to hear a couple uxl's but whether they're worth 1000 bucks to upgrade to is a different story. On a side note mark's an awesome guy when I first contacted him about getting a second driver he actually tried to give me some tips on room placement and setup of the first sub to save me some money but alas I was cursed with a less than perfect room, so kudos to mark's customer service.
Speakers- Elusive 1099 x3, Diysg Volt 6 x8, Mach 5/Ist Uxl18 x4 (Submaximus v3 x2 & 2 Sealed nearfield)
Processing- Marantz 7702 mk2, Minidsp ddrc88a x2
Amplification- Crown Dsi1000 x2, Crown Ct875, Behringer Inuke6000dsp x3
Sources- Samsung k8500, Ps4, Odroid c2, Xbox 360
Display- Epson 5030, 138" Diy spandex Screen