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Most Powerful Sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Stevey, May 3, 2004.

  1. Stevey

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    Whats the most powerful and bassiest subwoofer in the following ranges:

    10"

    12"

    15"

    Bigger than 15"

    2kw?
     
  2. CoZMoSiS

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    I think you need to rethink your question. How do you define power, input power ? sound pressure ? How do you define 'bassiest' ? Most flat response ? Lowest F3 ? Highest SPL @ #Hz ?

    Thats naming a mere handfull of the more common variables. you cannot define a subwoofer as being 'bassiest' as that could be interpreted in 100 different ways.
     
  3. buns

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    plus many subs mix different sized drivers....

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  4. rob_w

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    Do a search for the link to Tom Nousaines' test data - He's got the biggest list of subs compared to each other using the same test conditions that I've ever seen.

    Unfortunately I don't have the url handy..

    Cheers

    Rob
     
  5. craigsub

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    Gents - Even Noussaine's chart is of mostly out of production subwoofers. As a general rule, at least here in the Colonies, most of the high output subwoofers use multiple 12 inch drivers in either a horn loaded (see the b-deap from servodrive.com) or ported (see the B4+ from SVS) ... Even the 18 inch based subwoofers take a back seat to those designs.

    The B4+ is rated at 122 dB/16 Hz/1 meter @ 10% THD ... That is powerful.
     
  6. Stevey

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    link?
     
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  8. buns

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    id point out that I consider the contrabass a much more frightening prospect than the b-deap

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  9. craigsub

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    Mark Seaton from Servo Drive could expand on that... the b-deap seems to be his current favorite, though he is re-working the Contrabass....

    The Contrabass has a large advantage in that you can set one up like you would any subwoofer... the b-deap requires a pair of 42x42x18 inch monsters... and custom installation to complete...

    Personally, I tend to agree with you, in that the Contrbass is pretty amazing....
     
  10. buns

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    I looked into importing a servodrive sub...... the bdeap is great in a serious custom cinema, but you need custom enclosures for them which really rules them out for most.... the conta is, as you say, a more conventional sub in every way other than performance :D

    Unfortunately Mark took about a month to come back on shipping so I had spent the money already!

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