View Full Version : what makes a car sub good for H/T

07-09-2009, 02:15 AM
just looking around, wondering what makes a car sub good for home theater.

i know big box tuned low, a low Fs and high Efficiency. are their any other T/S parameters i need to look at.

currently looking at:
JL w0 or w1
RE sr/x
infinity kappa perfect

thanks, any help would be great.

07-09-2009, 02:16 AM
xmax, you gotta move a ton of air

07-09-2009, 03:25 AM
doesnt need to be super loud. going into an aparment, probably a dayton 240 amp.

07-09-2009, 11:21 AM
any sq sub will work, tune the box low, mid 20's.

07-09-2009, 11:21 AM
It depends on what box you're going to use.

Typically, I look for one with a soft suspension, low Fs, high xmax, medium/high bl, and qts depends on your application. Efficiency really isn't a big factor, similar to car audio.

There are not many car audio subwoofers that are very accurate for t/s though since most are mass produced.