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jb2xx
09-15-2004, 12:24 AM
Is a speaker that is 91db better than a speaker having a rating of 87db? Same power rating for both.

squeak9798
09-15-2004, 12:28 AM
Way more to it than that. You can't look at a single spec, you need to look at the whole package and in conjunction with the box alignment.


But on a side note, I thought this was going to be another "What am I hitting" thread......so it was a pleasant suprise to see that question instead :)

ShakinSupra
09-15-2004, 12:58 AM
You are talking about the speakers sensitivity / efficiency rating. That just means that the speaker with 91db sensitivity will be much louder than the speaker with 87db sensitivity, at 1 watt, 1 meter away.

brandontw
09-15-2004, 04:09 PM
genneraly higher eficiency means more/better sound for your power, with less wasted energy

nosaj070
09-15-2004, 04:18 PM
genneraly higher eficiency means more/better sound for your power, with less wasted energy

The Misspelled generally is key there. In essence it doesn't mean ****. Don't buy a sub for that sole reason. Maybe if you listed which subs you were comparing we could help you out a little bit.

jb2xx
09-16-2004, 07:32 PM
I am comparing
Rockford Fosgate
FRC4206U sensitivity 87 dB; frequency response 40-22,000 Hz; recommended power range 2-50 watts RMS; peak power handling 100 watts.

and

Infinity Reference 6002si
frequency response 58-21,000 Hz; recommended power range 2-50 watts RMS; peak power handling 150 watts; sensitivity 92 dB


Greatly appreciate the feedback!

nosaj070
09-16-2004, 07:58 PM
Whoops my bad, didn't notice we were talking speakers. Anywya out of those choices, I'd go infinitys in a heartbeat. I am a big fan of their coaxials for the money. They also handle power very well. RF's aren't bad, but I'm yet to hear a set of those I prefer over the infinitys, then again this is all subjective, so if you can listen to both, and see which you prefer.

squeak9798
09-16-2004, 09:58 PM
so if you can listen to both, and see which you prefer.

Right there is the answer. You can look at specs all day long, but it comes down to what sounds good to your ears. Those shouldn't be hard to find and listen too, I'd image they could be found at any Best Buy or Circut City.

jb2xx
09-17-2004, 09:22 PM
Greatly appreciate everybody's feedback!

db11astro
09-21-2004, 03:00 PM
any time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

jb2xx
09-25-2004, 04:54 AM
installed infinity's to the front & rf to the back panel. Much happier with infinity. Will get another pair pretty soon to match both up & hook someone up with a cheap price on barely used rf 6.5''