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    Dust Cap?

    How much does the dust cap effect the performance of a driver? Saying that it fell off vs. on there nice and snug. And what exactly is the function of the dust cap?



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    Re: Dust Cap?

    A dust cap is exactly what it sounds like it is, it shouldn't make much differecne is it is off or on its just to keep dirt out of your voice coils and make it look better. Peace




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    Re: Dust Cap?

    haha jim boom has the pioneer free airs for his avatar.

    i got 2 blown ones sitting in my garage...got em for free when they worked...



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    Re: Dust Cap?

    Matt, y you laughen at mah avatar? If you herd these the way I have them set up, youd **** your pants because of wwhat youd think they sound like. Peace




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    Re: Dust Cap?

    I mean youd be surprised at how good they sound and hit.




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    Re: Dust Cap?

    I didnt mean it like im pointing and laughing at you. They are just old models that i happen to have sitting in my garage.

    And they didnt impress me too much in the 4 ways i had it set up and the 600 watts they were getting.



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    Re: Dust Cap?

    On subs.that have vented pole pieces the dust cap is very important,because it seals off the front wave from the rear.Say you have a sealed enclosure and no dust cap on your sub, its performing like a ported box as the air will be rushing directly through the center of the sub.Also the dust cap must be sealed tight to allow the speaker to perform its best.Peace...




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    Re: Dust Cap?

    What he said, like my speaker in my avatar has a vented pole and the speaker is a solid bowl, so I don't have to worry about a dust cap. Peace




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    Re: Dust Cap?

    and matt did you have them in a sealed enclosure about 1/2 the size its suposed to be in (1.5 cubic Feet).?




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    Re: Dust Cap?

    i had them free-aired, i had them in a sealed .88 regular/inverted, then i had them in 1.25 sealed/inverted

    inverted sounded best in both situations.



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    Re: Dust Cap?

    No I mean small sealled , like less them that probly actualy about from .75 to .50.




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    Re: Re: Dust Cap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tat2sink
    On subs.that have vented pole pieces the dust cap is very important,because it seals off the front wave from the rear.Say you have a sealed enclosure and no dust cap on your sub, its performing like a ported box as the air will be rushing directly through the center of the sub.Also the dust cap must be sealed tight to allow the speaker to perform its best.Peace...
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    Re: Re: Dust Cap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Boom
    I mean youd be surprised at how good they sound and hit.

    Surprisingly, I heard a musical setup with 4 of these that could do well over 150 db. Surprising to say the least




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    so you think there alright? Jeremy




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