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    My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    Well guys (and gals)...

    Sorry for the not-so-punctual update. But I've been busy...busy marveling at this thing ...

    First of all I'd like to thank Mike for the amazing opportunity to demo such a great subwoofer.

    Now, to get things started...

    WOW. I opened the box, and that is all I said. This thing is massive, especially for a 12. Obviously, with quad stacked mags...and the gigantic motor...but pics do not do it justice. The clearance on this basket is a thing of glory...I mean view you get of the coil and top of the former...an the dual spiders is simply amazing. (get used to this word)

    I was quite happy to get my hands on it, especially since I was going to be the first person to actually get to send it some power!!!! WOO! Although, I have less than perfect enclosures for the task. Oh well.

    I basically dropped it in the box I have for my 15MT. Made a large baffle for a 12, and plopped it on top. The box is 4.6 cubes @32hz with 90in^2 of port.

    To tell you, at first I had one MTX 1501d hooked up...and to tell the honest truth...I was sort of disappointed. Then again, I know this thing isn't the most efficient . So, without hesitation, I went for some real power! The Power supplied by a pair of MTX 1501d's strapped @4ohms (each amp seeing a 2ohm load...read as 2500+ watts total).

    WOW! wowowowowowowowow, this single 12 is REDICULOUS! I mean INSANE! The shear displacement capabilities are out of this world. It's obviously unlike any woofer I've experienced to date. The driver had no hints of any distortion, took whatever I threw at it and reproduced it with exact precision.

    In this particular box (which is obviously not optimal) it struggled with higher bass.When I say struggled, I do not mean it struggled to produce it...I mean it struggle to produce it with as much enthusiasm as every other frequency. That's ok, that's why I have sealed mids with 13MM one-way xmax...and 200+rms per side (My XXX mids). So I adjusted my xover to have the sub on 50hz HP @24 dB/oct slope.

    Anyways, it's a great subwoofer. With LOADS of obivously LINEAR displacement capabilities. Give it power, and it will give you TONS of loving in forms you'd never imagine from a single 12. It's simply amazing.

    In the few remaining days, I will try to see if I can throw it in a sealed enclosure. I'll update if necessary.

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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    Pics...

    Out of the box


    Testing the waters free-air


    Going for gold


    WOW I couldn't get enough of the Rl-s @full xmax free-air...it was a thing of beauty...pure bliss. Ask Jason...I had to keep unpausing...just one more time!!! lol...

    Some higher resolution pics will be up later, as well as in the enclosure excursion shots...and hopefully a vid

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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    Nice review mang. You gonna throw it in any other boxes?
    Go ahead and send it to me to demo next .




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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12




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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    i'm coming to check it out tomorrow after class man

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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    nice, comparble to anything?




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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    nice...as far as output...whats it comparable 2

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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    wow i did not expect it to be that big. your hand by the magnet shot was just crazyness. i want to play with one of these but i dont have the room or power



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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    well i'm getting 2 rl-s 12's and i'm putting them in a bandpass box

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    each 12 will be in a 1.25cubes sealed...playing into a 1.75 ported




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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    Quote Originally Posted by 80INCHES
    nice...as far as output...whats it comparable 2

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    Well, it's hard to compare b/c every other thing I've owned...is completely different.

    My MT 15 was "louder" to the ear, and definitely "louder" daily...I guess by louder you can say more SPL (more pressure). But the Rl-s was almost comparable in output, the shear displacement made up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80INCHES
    well i'm getting 2 rl-s 12's and i'm putting them in a bandpass box

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    each 12 will be in a 1.25cubes sealed...playing into a 1.75 ported
    I would put them in larger enclosures.



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    Re: My time with the SoundSplinter Rl-s 12

    Bump for the night, hope to have vids by wednesday.

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