I know cone area really doesnt mean much for walls. I've only had 2 walls and am about to tear it down and build another to try and break 160db.. hopefully.
I have over 30kw on tap to be able to use so power isn't a problem.
I'm looking at sub choice. I am part of Team DC Audio and have gotten some ideas from other competitors but they don't know the port area i can work with with different sub choices.
Since i have no longterm knowledge of walls, i ask those that do and see what others think.
Out of 16-18cuft NET possibly-
2 18" Lvl5s @26kw = 450sqin of port (146lb of motor)
3 15" Lvl4XLs @19.5kw= 500sqin of port (150lb of motor) - recommended by Rusty @DC
4 12" Lvl4XLs @26kw = 650sqin of port (200lb of motor) - recommended by the A-Team
5 12" Lvl4XLs @32.5kw = 500sqin of port (250lb of motor)
Before anyone say it, rusty said anything less than 10kw per sub, i need to run Lvl4XLs in the lanes. If i try to run 3 Lvl5 15s... it's too much power on tap (39kw) and i'll blow fusing since i'm in a fused class.. So i have those options above.
Many competitors have told me cone area is not needed when using a wall. I have seen this in person proven plenty of times!
What i have noticed for walls is i need LARGE internal volume and LARGE port.. tuned correctly of course.
But what i've experienced too is it helps to have plenty of motor and plenty of coil to dissipate heat loss. ( i also do 30sec averages too.)
Rusty told me 3 15" XLs would be better than 2 18" Lvl5s because they are actually more efficient and have more coils to dissipate heat.
However... the A-Team thinks i should go with more motor and suggests i go with 4 12XLs since it gives more motor and more port area... but the least efficient...
I know efficiency comes from cone area which i shouldnt be lookin at so basically... i'm lookin for reassurance, hehe, that 4 or 5 12" XLs is the way to go....