Weird timing. I have a dual pico setup in garage sound system. Being a basshead and extra funds decided to have 2 more built. Naturally being an AVS overkill scenario I wanted to give 2 to a buddy when done so instead had 4 more built.
Notes. The old version my cabinet buddy and I consumed a lot of beers making. They measured at the mouth exit 1" off. Even so they still hit hard as hell. The SWS10D2 drivers i ordered from sonicelectronix upon delivery are the newer W version. They are more compact and slightly different parameters. Figured I'll install them cause anyway.
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on these. Not wanting to spend the time to setup and run REW, figured I'd at least setup a baseline of some kind. The old pair are well broken in and will remeasure to see if any difference with the new ones once broke in good. Took a 40hz 0dB test track and cranked the volume till had 85dB at the mouth of the used 2 picowreckers. At the same volume level measured the new ones at 82dB each. That's 3dB down and expect to improve with break in, but we'll see and hope it's not due to new driver parameters.
Wired up all 6 for fun and to store my buddies cabinets in the mean time. Wired as 2 channel; 3 cabinets(2 ohm DVC's) per channel of a ep4000; 1.33 ohm/CH and the ep4k doesn't seem to mind it even though it's rated for 2 ohm.
With the picowrecker I'd say nobody should be building sealed walls of large drivers if have the space for these. The $/output/footprint over power is just too good especially in multiples. I'd put these up against a wall of 18's any day. Six of these is just absolutely stupid output. Garage space they are in is 32x36. Better than any club with music tracks. At full output before the rcvr clips these slap so hard it has you reaching for the volume to back it off. Pretty serious output and should be called project stupid lol.
Do the W series sws drivers work, yup, but how well not sure yet. They definitely devour the power. Let ya know once broke the suspensions in if they measure closer.
So I present what i'm dubbing the MegaWrecker (10^6)
Note the newer W version on the left with underhung pancake style basket; the older sws on the right ie taller