Originally Posted by brandonnash
The big difference is you could use 50 of them at once whereas the examples you gave couldn't be used at the same time.
Back when eD had their lower end 12" drivers on sale a member made a near wall of subs surrounding his screen. You have a bunch of low end drivers and they will perform like crazy. One on one they can't hang. 50 of these cheap subs would be insane, but wouldn't have a ton of low end. I would imagine it would be enough air moving from cone movement to REALLY be able to kick you in the chest when the kick drum hits during music.
This is all theoretical and hype. I'd not have 50 cheap subs in my room. Well....maybe just for a bit
you can't eat 50 twinkies at once? Turn in your man card at once.
I counter your counter (though I do chuckle at your last line that you'd not have 50 cheap subs in your room, ---- well maybe just for a bit
I sorta tried this route a couple times...The more is better idea.
I bought four medium quality 600 watt 15" ma audio car subwoofers and built an ottoman out of them. It got real loud but didn't feel tactile with the deep notes in comparison to the SVS or JTR subs I've owned since.1) (4) 15" subs compared to (2) 13" subs == 13" subs win hands down
Likewise I bought a subwoofer setup for a car that had (8) eight inch decent quality subwoofer drivers just for kicks because it looked really cool and was relatively inexpensive on ebay used. I hooked it up in the same car, same head unit, same amp I had used previously and it absolutely sucked compared to my single 10" Infininty Kappa Perfect in a custom bandpass box.(8) 8" subs compared to (1) 10" sub = 10" sub wins hands down
Stated another way. I have two 18's in a Yamaha CW218V box right now just sitting in my room. The Yamaha was loud and capable, with two 18" drivers --- a couple of 18's has a lot of cone area --- but I'd take a single HSU VTF-15H (with a single 15" driver) or a single SVS PB 12+ (12" driver) over the Yamaha CW218V because the Yamaha doesn't hit the lowest notes with authority.(2) 18" subs compared to (1) 12" sub = 12" sub wins
More cone area does not necessarily = better. Extension to 15 or 20hz = better. (some would argue that you need subs that extend below 15hz --- but so far in my experience I don't care much about less than 20hz) just my opinion... and in all my examples above the boxes played a large role I'm sure.
I think I started rambling...I can't resist this thread...though I should just keep silent until a lot of reviews start coming in to confirm or deny this sub's garnered enthusiasm.