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    Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    here's the deal. i have a FI Q 18 in about 5 cubes sealed in my scion tc. running off of a Cadence Dakota 2400 maxx...1200 rms @ 1 ohm amp. Today we metered it and I got about 138.9 dbs...which isnt horrible but definitely isnt good. I want to get to around 150dbs. Someone suggest a bass enhancer and go ported. I am pretty sure the ports will help but I am not sure about the bass enhancer. Could it be my amp? The sub is fully loaded (all available options) so SOMEONE HELP ME GET THIS THING LOUDER!!!







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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    did you build the box yourself or someone build it for you? and did you meter this on music?




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    Someone built it.for me. and yes music. Couldn't make it on her own- ice cube




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    How did you meter it? Term lab? Audiocontrol? Where did you meter it? Outlaw? The dash?



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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    it was metered on the dash...with a audiobox....or soundbox? something like that. nothing fancy just a little guide




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    138.9 @ what?

    Yes, you could try ported.



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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    i highly doubt youre gonna break 145 with that sub and power, even ported.

    150 is huge, nateberrier had a BL 18 on 2k in a hatch, did 143 with the car sealed at the dash




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    i dont know what frequency because it was off music.
    Blactimus: i was thinking that too. but i still want to get as high as I can. so any more suggestions...besides ports (which im pretty much set on)




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    More power is not how you go about getting 11dB more. Drivers won't even yield that much displacement.

    139 -what you got off about 1000W
    142 2,000W
    145 4,000W
    148 8,000W
    151 16,000W

    You need to do w hat everyone else does - make a ported box tuned to 50Hz and forget using this for music.




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    see thats the thing...its also my daily driver and i want to use it for music too...but also want to be able to do pretty good in small competitions too...or is my current setup already good enough for that?




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    If this is for daily music, and not mainly competition, I'd construct a ported enclosure and tune appropriately.



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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle_Keating View Post
    More power is not how you go about getting 11dB more. Drivers won't even yield that much displacement.

    139 -what you got off about 1000W
    142 2,000W
    145 4,000W
    148 8,000W
    151 16,000W

    You need to do w hat everyone else does - make a ported box tuned to 50Hz and forget using this for music.
    GTFO
    tuning high is for fegs.
    id rather have a groundpounder doing 142@ 35 than a fart box doing 150@55




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    daily music and the occasion comp




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    yea i agree...i def dont want to tune that high!




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    Re: Help!!! Scion TC FI Q 18

    Quote Originally Posted by BlactimusCrime View Post
    id rather have a groundpounder doing 142@ 35 than a fart box doing 150@55
    Agreed. Though I'd rather have a completely flat in-car response at even less, too.



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