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New 12" superthin sub with 10" (!) voicecoil at Madisound

http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com...bwoofer-4-ohm/

Probably not ideal for the typical home install, especially at $700 a pop. But they look really cool for a sophisticated car-fi system, or for an in-wall subwoofer.
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While not in my price range and I would rather have an 18" woofer this is still pretty amazing what they have done. Cool find.


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Neat design.
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While not in my price range and I would rather have an 18" woofer this is still pretty amazing what they have done. Cool find.
That raises the question, for me at least, why couldn't they use that same approach for an 18" as well?
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I am sure you can do any size they wanted to. But if I had to do car audio I would either want dual 8's per door or IB subwoofer for the trunk. Dont think many would want an 18" like this design and only have 11mm Xmax. And then for the price you could always have a conventional 18.


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That raises the question, for me at least, why couldn't they use that same approach for an 18" as well?
An 18 wouldn't work well for in wall.

For a similar design: http://www.jlaudio.com/home-audio-in-wall-subwoofers

Individual drivers available here: http://www.jlaudio.com/13tw5v2-2-car...-drivers-92182

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Stereo Integrity also do a flat 12", I believe?
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Stereo Integrity also do a flat 12", I believe?
Yeah, and it's a lot cheaper, too. On paper the advantage of the new design would be better thermal management: much more copper in the coil (10" vs. 2.5" coil). Also, the SI driver is a dual-gap design, a side-effect of which is that the coil is relatively short for a driver capable of that excursion.

Interestingly, one thing the SI driver has that the Prescient driver doesn't mention - and the Jello driver linked above doesn't have - is a shorting ring. Odd that a $700 woofer doesn't list one, or for that matter list Le in the specs.

I'm sure Nick's driver is excellent, though, and for most people would represent a better alternative for an in-wall high-mounted sub in a multisub system, given that 3.2" of depth is usually manageable in a wall. Honestly, if I could do an in-wall high-mounted sub - not only did my wife nix that one real quick when I brought it up after finding the Prescient woofer on Madisound, so did my installer; he has no more desire to cut into 90 year old plaster/lath walls! - I'd probably use the SI driver.

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