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    AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    I know the AQ HDC318 will get loud and sound good, but just how good does it sound. I am concerned about motor noise in a ported enclosure, suspension noise and obviously clarity and tonality. I will be playing the sub from 63Hz and down with a 24db/octave slope. I am pretty sure that their recommended enclosures are made to be peaky for SPL/SQL use, so I'll need to design a low-tuned enclosure or possibly a huge sealed.







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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    I would be looking to custom order one with a soft suspension; and would be more worried about non-linearity/distortion rather then suspension noise...




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    FI Q 18 will do **** good for sq, sql purposes...




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    Id chose a different driver if SQ is what you are after.



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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Id chose a different driver if SQ is what you are after.
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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    My hdc3 18 had no mechanical noise that I could hear and it was right behind my head in my truck.

    Why take a sub that is designed for for high tuned spl applications and try to make it work in SQ setup. There are subs designed for what your looking to do, ontop of that what kind of frontstage are you going to run to keep up any chance of flat top to bottom with the output of this sub?

    Not saying the hdc318 sounded bad but your plan is like starting a race car build with a prius




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    Fiq




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    im getting the Fi Q 18" with AQ2200




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Id chose a different driver if SQ is what you are after.
    I had a feeling that's what everyone was going to say. Thanks!




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by duece212 View Post

    Why take a sub that is designed for for high tuned spl applications and try to make it work in SQ setup. There are subs designed for what your looking to do, ontop of that what kind of frontstage are you going to run to keep up any chance of flat top to bottom with the output of this sub?

    Not saying the hdc318 sounded bad but your plan is like starting a race car build with a prius
    That's not really what I am doing. According to Audioque they believe that their subs are SQ oriented subs that get loud. I was simply asking if the SQ is good enough to use in an SQ oriented install and the answer was no.

    As far as my front stage, it will be more than adequate, but it won't need to "keep up" with the sub, I am looking for a sub to blend with my front stage and sound good doing it as well as get loud when I am in the mood.

    Thanks for the reply.




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    Sent you a PM...




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

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    Sent you a PM...
    If you sent me a PM, I never received it.




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    Check again as I just resent it....

    For a daily SQ car, not a comp car the AQ can do very well. Tuned at 35hz mine play very flat/clean and blend nicely with the front stage and the low xover point makes the bass come from the front stage like it should...




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    Re: AQ HDC3 18 for SQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    Check again as I just resent it....

    For a daily SQ car, not a comp car the AQ can do very well. Tuned at 35hz mine play very flat/clean and blend nicely with the front stage and the low xover point makes the bass come from the front stage like it should...
    PM received, good info. Thanks!




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