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Just curious which of their subs if any are suited for HT use, i know they are a car audio sub company, but that doesn't necessarily mean the subs wont perform well in an HT environment.
 

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Q is great, Ascendant Audio Mayhem has been used a bit.
 

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guys it's Fi not eff eye, but fye :p


they modded a BTL for HT, shaved some motor to tame the spike
 

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A guy on the shack had this response from FI car audio themselves.


Gives you food for thought!

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"With 2000-2500W on tap for a single speaker, the only thing I would recommend is the new Blueprint BPD18-04 Series speaker. The Q is not up to handling that much power thermally."


I bet this will get you all talking.


cheers


Graham
 

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I honestly don't understand the whole power handling thing. Why not design an efficient speaker that doesn't need that kind of power to perform?
 

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I am running 3600 RMS to my two SSD's and thermally, they aren't even sweating it. I haven't had a chance to crank it too much, but my amp was thermalling while the subs were cool as can be.
 

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my IB3s rated 500 watts laugh at the 3kW amps I have on them in the van, they killed my Iraggi 220A alternator.


My other IB3s in the house laugh at the EP4000s and make my TV shut off.
 

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I just ordered a pair of the black fiday 12's, I cant wait for them to arrive. Gotta jump on getting my enclosure design started for them.
 

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I just ordered a pair of the black fiday 12's, I cant wait for them to arrive. Gotta jump on getting my enclosure design started for them.

how much were they? what ure enclosures gonna b?
 

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I think there was a special on the X subs for black friday
 

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Yes, the SSD's are excellent for HT use, I absolutely love mine, they dig deep enough that I swear I can see little Chinese people climbing out of my ports when I turn them up...


The black fidays are the old school X series subs, Dual 4 ohm, and rated for 250 RMS each. Though I am sure I can throw a 1000 watts RMS to the pair without a problem.


I am going to design a nice compact ported box for them, and sell them on to somebody who can give them a good home in their car.


Unless I like them a lot, then I might just run them as my midbass drivers to pair with the 18's. But, I am guessing that some pro audio midbass will be a better match, something with a ton of efficiency.


I really wish videos could reproduce the amount of output and air movement that my twins are capable of. It is just insane sitting in my room with them at 3 inches of excursion and things breaking and vibrating all over my house like they are going to explode from the bass. I am starting to notice a lot of nails poking through the plaster in my walls lately. No surprise there since my walls flex over 1/4 inch.
 

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So what did you go with?


I am trying to buy a pair of 15 SSD w/BP option for my sub build. Does anyone know what the packaged box weighs?


I cant find the weight or dimensions anywhere. I am trying to order ASAP.
 

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my shipping weight for each of my SSD18's was 29 pounds, I believe.
 

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my shipping weight for each of my SSD18's was 29 pounds, I believe.

They have to weigh more then that. I just got my (8) 15" dayton HFs yesterday. Package weight was 30.6lbs each. They are bigger then I thought but not huge.


Your 18"s are probably closer to 39lbs.
 
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