Originally Posted by Steve1981
Agree. The standard FW18.0 is practically dead even with the Paradigm Sub 2 from 25Hz on up, and only 3-4dB behind from 20Hz on down. If the 18.0C is only 3dB behind the 18.0, its hard to see the Sub 12 keeping up given that it has a quarter of the cone area and a little better than a third of the power of the Sub 2.
The Funk Audio TSAD18v1-8 driver, a variation of the current series 18.X Series is used on the 18.0C. The new one should be better performance wise. It certainly looks better though. I think the sound should be similar to the 18.0 with very low distortion. dB isn't everything for a subwoofer. What is also important is the harmonics and other factors that effect how "tight" and "clean" the subwoofer sounds.
The Sub 2 produces a 3rd harmonic at about 40+% on at about 12 hz. That would translate to something at about 36hz. That would translate to -7.9dB below the fundamental.
So if you play a 12 hz and you get a note from around 36hz. Funk should give a lower distortion all the way down low and won't effect the upper notes. This most likely would likely result in tight bass because of the low distortion. Some movies contain deep bass, the last thing you want is some odd note popping up from somewhere
3rd Harmonics is kept very very low with the 2nd in a pretty much an inaudible level for the 18.0.
Originally Posted by jbrown15
I haven't heard any of the E series of subs, only the F series. Keep in mind the data-bass numbers are for the older 18.0C sub, not the new revised unit.
Everything about the Funk 18.0C is higher quality IMO.
TSAD18v1-8 driver, a variation of the current series, should yield similar performance minus some output. Maybe same low distortion
I want a demo
Originally Posted by David Barteaux
I just finished a home demo of both a Paradigm Sub12 and the JL Audio E112. Tried the Sub12 first..thought mmm not bad. Definitely cleaner than my old SVS Ultra. Then I tried the JL 112...Immediately packed up the Sub12
JL E112 was much more musical and hit harder. Note both subs were in the same location and level. Neither was EQ'd. Now now I'm still thinking 18.0C ...decisions haha
Go for it, Funk Audio is the King of Subs… Tight bass… and you get to pick a veneer
Funk Subs also excel in upper bass, they are actually very very good at it. They will hit very hard. If you like hits without a doubt Funk is the way to go. Since the bass that gives you that kind of impact is around 120hz ish, I think you will like it a lot.
I'm with jbrown, take the Funk 18.0C
Maybe Nathan can input some info.