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Old 11-26-2006, 03:29 PM
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18inch subwoofer

Is there such a thing as an 18inch sub that will work in a small box? Lets say around 2 c/f ?

Of course I am posting for some suggestions.

I should add that this isnt for an SPL competition, just for my daily driving needs but aiming for SQ.

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Old 11-26-2006, 03:42 PM
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The one that comes to mind at the moment is:
http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?t=2&products_id=37
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by AAAAAAA
Is there such a thing as an 18inch sub that will work in a small box? Lets say around 2 c/f ?

Of course I am posting for some suggestions.

I should add that this isnt for an SPL competition, just for my daily driving needs but aiming for SQ.

Thanks.

Why?? .
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:13 PM
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2cf box is a tad bit too small for most 18s isnt it? (except for that ed thing)
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What are the other size speakers in the system, if you are dropping down to a 6.5" speaker as the next largest, your SQ is going to be less than stellar.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:05 PM
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That ED seems like just the ticket.

The reason why is simple, I have a thing for large speakers. Although I might not go that route, I thought I had convinced the spouse and all, I might still need to do some work on her. I think 18's are very cool to

As for my midbase, I have some 10inchers, they are plenty big. I am using the canton set that cme with a 5 1\4inch midrange and a pair of 10inch midbase.

The spouse seems to prefer me gettig a pair of 8's (I am looking at those splinter 8's) but I want to see if I couldnt find a 18 to do the trick instead.

I know its a long shot but hardwrkr found one that seems like it would work well for what I am looking for.

Any other suggestions are very welcome.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:34 PM
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The classic Kicker C18 works in a surprisingly small sealed box. I'd give it closer to 3cuft than 2 though if you can.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:43 AM
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Well for now it seems like the spouse has done a 180 or come to her senses and said I can only get a pair of 8's for the back, or shallow mount 10's for under the front seats.

I am really liking the rli-8, they seem pretty intense for their price.
RLI-8

And also thanks to hardwrkr i found the really cheeply priced ED SQ10 that fits in a really small enclosure to for dirt cheep, 55$. I could maybe use 3 of those as oposed to 2 of the rli's.
http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=106

Apparently ED has a bad rep? I dont know why though, anyone have an opinion on the subject?

I have to add I am dissapointed that I cant go with the 18, I have this thing about getting a subwoofer a size smaller them my mids.

They do look pretty awesome:



ED sq 10


Defenitly not as cool as this would have been.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:49 AM
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wow, that RLI-8 looks intense. I have to suggest you consider the MTX 5500 series 8". I use them and am more than happy with their performance. Even overpowering them by 50% they never pop or complain.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:44 PM
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That RLI-8 looks scary. Personally I think an 18" is just too much, 15" is still pushing it (for me), 10s and 12s are the way to go in car audio IMO.

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