Originally Posted by IA_Chiefs_fan
So, based on feedback in this thread, I decided to proactively replace the sub in mine to increase the chances of extended amp life. I bought the above referenced T3 Audio T.200 12" sub. I swapped out the the subs and noticed right away that the T3 sub was much lighter. Once installed, it doesn't have anywhere near the output my original sub did at similar levels. One note is that the T3 is a SVC. The ED 13Kv.2 is DVC. Anyway, I'm certainly not content with the T3 but don't want to take unnecessary risks if these ED subs are known to be a weak point. Any guidance or suggestions would be appreciated.
im surprised at your results. that is not consistent with others that have tried that speaker. but then again, i do not know what cabinet you have, and you also did not mention what amp you have either. is it leaking air anywhere ? good and sealed up ?
weight of the speaker has little to do with how well it performs. learned that a long time ago when i tried a super lightweight Morel with a neodymium magnet. take for instance, a massive JL W7, or a TC Sounds Epic, and put it in a less than optimal cabinet, and give it 300 watts. pretty weak. now put it in an optimal cabinet and give it 1000 watts RMS. comes alive. point is, most massive speakers are not for low watt applications. you may be surprised on how wimpy of a speaker is required for say... 300 watts. speaker, cabinet, and power matching is more important than anything. i have heard subs built on an extreme budget, that are louder and sound better than ones that are extremely expensive but not optimal.
initial tests on the eight T3 audio's in a half finished ported cabinet on 600 watts RMS says i may have screwed up... it is way overkill.
with two LT500's, i may only use it at half volume max. when it is all said and done, i'll post pics. lets just say that four T3's on one LT500 would have been plenty for my 13,000+ cu/ft room. so far, $320 invested. Klipsch junk moved to the garage stereo.