All comments are welcome; good, bad, or otherwise. I finally got most of the install done in preparation for the SI.Net Midsouth Meet. Only thing left now is to build a stealth cover for the 8W7, build some underdash padding, and get a dashmat.
Most of this stuff was in the car before (front stage, amps), but I swapped the amps around giving my front components 125wpc and knocking the sub down to 300w since the 8W7 didn't need the full 500w and my front stage could use a little headroom. The breakdown: tweeters play down to 6.5kHz, midrange 6.5k-200Hz, midbass 200-50Hz, and sub from 50Hz down at 24 dB/octave.
As an overall package, I've never been as pleased with any of my systems as I am with this one. Every single piece does exactly what I need it to. I've never been happier. Can't wait to see what type of improvements I can get with tuning. Haven't even touched the EQX yet. Not a single frequency has been boosted or cut yet.
The most impressive part to me was the 8W7 since most of the other equipment I've already played with. I've heard a 12W7 in car, and a 10W7 in a sound room. Neither impressed me. Not the case here. I bought the 8W7 on blind faith with high hopes and it met and exceeded all my expectations by a mile. This thing is a jackhammer. It packs a hell of a punch and it tonally infallible, and I've threw alot of stuff at it. Never misses a beat. I was worried about the low end, but it's a monster down deep too. I'm in awe of this sub. I think it has gained the spot as my favorite sub by just a hair over the Magnum, just because I wasn't expecting this much out of it. Wow. Just wow. So fun watching it move too. Drew quite a crowd at the SI.Net MidSouth Meet when I was playing some tracks to really get it jumping.
I'll end the review with a little **** for you bass junkies No mechanical noise, no distortion. The little sucker loved every minute of it. Thanks for any comments and/or suggestions on the car.
8W7 Outward Stroke: