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Snapper_Slapper
12-21-2012, 03:51 PM
I've got an old Solobaric 15c, had it since '99, that I recently threw in my sons Scion xA just for the hell of it. It's been in a 1.5 ft^ sealed box since new but if I leave it in his car it's gonna need a new box built. My question...Is 1.5 ft^ optimal? 4th order maybe? There's about 4-5 ft^ in the cargo area available. It'll be getting 600 rms with a decent HU.

I also have a first gen L7 10. Would I be better off to ditch the 15 and go with the 10 in a ported box? I know these subs aren't the greatest but either one will be plenty good enough for his first bass experience.

Music interests are mostly metal but still like to throw in a bass track every now and then just for fun.

DoesDad
12-21-2012, 04:07 PM
I'd say that 1.5 is about right for that 15. They round solos are made for small sealed. I used to love em' if you're looking for SQ they're hard to beat! I don't really like the L7's but to each his own. I guess you'd have to listen to each one to see which you'd prefer.

av83
12-21-2012, 04:10 PM
I don't know how far south you are, but I've been eyeballing these...

2 15" kicker competition speakers (http://springfieldil.craigslist.org/ele/3490776818.html)

Snapper_Slapper
12-21-2012, 04:17 PM
I don't know how far south you are, but I've been eyeballing these...

2 15" kicker competition speakers (http://springfieldil.craigslist.org/ele/3490776818.html)

All the way south. Carbondale/Marion area. I'm not looking for more/different subs. His *** is gettin leftovers till he gets a job.

av83
12-21-2012, 04:23 PM
All the way south. Carbondale/Marion area.

I visit in-laws in Harrisburg every few months. Gorgeous scenery.


I'm not looking for more/different subs. His *** is gettin leftovers till he gets a job.

Good, lol. He'll appreciate that in the future. I just though I'd point them out in case you collected them.

Snapper_Slapper
12-21-2012, 04:29 PM
I visit in-laws in Harrisburg every few months. Gorgeous scenery.

Harrisburg is where I live. Who's your in-laws?

av83
12-21-2012, 04:49 PM
Jimmy and Larry Watson are my wife's brother's.

Edit: Apparently Jimmy lives in El Dorado.

Devil Tiger
12-21-2012, 04:51 PM
Sup guy I'm in Herrin, small world!

Snapper_Slapper
12-21-2012, 04:53 PM
Sup guy I'm in Herrin, small world!

618!

Jroo
12-23-2012, 06:39 PM
They work really well in the 1.5 box but if you go bigger sealed you will notice more low end from them. Even going up to 1.75 you should notice the low end pick up much more. SQ wise, the L7 cant hold the round solobarics at all. The L7 can get louder, but that is it. Not even a fair fight. The best 4th order system I ever heard used the round solo. They do well in 4th, but I wont speak on sizes. I do remember that system didnt have crazy ratios because the guy focused more on SQ than SPL.

jteske88
12-23-2012, 07:36 PM
618 here also lol

mikeb618
01-01-2013, 04:16 PM
Jimmy and Larry Watson are my wife's brother's.

Edit: Apparently Jimmy lives in El Dorado.

Eldorado is one word! I know this because i have 38 years of Rado life behind me.

I know Jimmy Watson...he is a couple years older than me. His cousin (Justin Butts) is a year younger.