a shape of a woofer does not make it better.....just go with either or
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Assuming that the square cones are rigid enough to not flex under normal use, the square cone sub would displace more air.
Displacement, box and port design, the stacking of sound waves, etc. - all have an effect of your actual SPL output.
It is not as simple as Displacement = SPL, like one would be led to believe. However, if the motor is the same on both subs, and the weight of the cone + suspension design is similar - the square sub should outperform the round one.
Only real world testing would determine which is better for SPL.
out of experience, all squares will pop..............come n get me sacsking916 :up2somet:..
I would not run kicker at all. Way to much for what you could get for same price or less.
As for rigidity and moving mass. If anyone has really looked at the two subs in question (that I put in question), the L7 should not flex or wave any due to good rigidity design. The CVX has some of the same design structure, making its moving mass near to that of the L7. When talking those two subs, I have never seen an application where the CVX was able to out perform the L7. There are plenty of round subs out there that can, but the question was poised Kicker only subs. Kicker purposely designed the squares to be a louder counterpart to their own round subs across the board. They did this as a great marketing scheme, as before the copyright wore off, it was immediately known who's subs you were running if they were square. They have been imitated by a few companies as of late, but you get the idea.
sorry bro, inside joke. tell'm i said my rubicon 1000d will put'm to bed..jk.jk. no pun intended.