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    What good is an 18" sub?

    All I've ever heard about 18's is that they are pretty much good for nothing especially SQ. I know they must get really low on the bass notes, but are they really good for anything? In order to port them they use up at least 3 cubes of space so is it worth it, or are they good for nothing?



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    Anyone ever own one?

    Has anyone ever owned an 18? Is the JL18W3 worth anything? To those who have had them what good are they?



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    Think about all the high end home theater subs that use 18"
    An 18 can sound just as good as a 10",12", or 15




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    the only 18" ive heard of thats probaly nice is an 18" XXX, although im guessing it will be geared toward SPL...



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    Actually I've never heard them

    I've never even heard an 18 in action. A friend told me a guy blew out his back glass on his firebird with two 18's. Thats about all I know.



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    i said heard of, not heard* ive heard of a 18" kicker comp i think, but i could only imagine the "brown noise" that would make... the solo X, bla.. i dunno about many, maybe an mtx, but once again blah... good luck with ur search...



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    i had a fosgate 18. it was in the back of my eclipse with 4.5 cuft. sealed..but it did ok in the sq dept. but not as good as some **** i have heard...but in the spl it was loud as ***..if i had enough room for a big *** sealed tuned to like 35 hz it would be bad ***..i will never own an 18 again..but one of the things i liked about it is every one who saw it was like is that a 15..i was like nope its an 18 and they would freak out...it was a big croud gatherer...i have heard many of them in comps and in just cars playing regular music...but i know a guy who had one and it was punchier than a 10..serious and it went lower than anything i have ever heard...

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    I'd try 15's, but I dont think I'd wanna mess with an 18, just have no desire to...




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    RE makes an 18, Adire, audiobahn, Rockford, Kicker, Cerwin Vega, JL, Swiss audio and im sure there is more.

    Id like to try the stroker 18




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    go with the stroker it is a mind blowing bass machine! It will blow the pants off of just about any other sub! They are huge!!!



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    Originally posted by biggen_bd
    go with the stroker it is a mind blowing bass machine! It will blow the pants off of just about any other sub! They are huge!!!

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    Originally posted by biggen_bd
    go with the stroker it is a mind blowing bass machine! It will blow the pants off of just about any other sub! They are huge!!!
    hmm, I'd rather take one off to make 17", and try the DD9917 instead. I'd put my money on the DD's.



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    Originally posted by paikiah
    hmm, I'd rather take one off to make 17", and try the DD9917 instead. I'd put my money on the DD's.
    I wouldn't...





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    Originally posted by snova031
    I wouldn't...
    stroker gets louder?

    I've seen an array of strokers get loud, not one or two. I've seen a single or triple DD's get monster loud. Maybe that's why. ALso, I've not seen any amps in real life that can take what the DD did...3200w RMS per sub. scary...

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