Closed Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 26 of 26

Reload Thread: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

  1. #16
    NoLoud4U's Avatar
    NoLoud4U is offline High Output SQ



    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Va Beach, Va
    Age
    35
    Posts
    12,932
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    4930 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by hispls View Post
    No can do. Pole piece is for 3"



    Wouldn't touch them with 10 foot pole then. You're stuck buying parts from DC. Old LV5 is pretty flexible and performs very well with Sundown Z recone kit.






    3" coil will handle 1200W continuously (50hz sine wave forever). Beyond that it's a matter of time before they fail from heat. You can build them to handle anything mechanically.

    Put your hand on a 100W light bulb and see how long you can hold it there.... now multiply that by 20 and that's what your coil has to deal with at 2KW
    I know its not a constant tone and I have rise but even so. My XLs run filt tilt on heavy tracks for 30 minutes at a time when I take the interstate home. As long as the clipping is controled they stay nice and cool. Also about the 3.5 inch coils, I have no problem using them, DC recones are cheap and turn around is very fast.



    2014 Ford Fusion SE 2.0T
    JBL MS-8
    DD M1c, DD SS4A
    DD SW2508sc
    Hertz HT28
    Hertz HV165XL
    Knuconceptz OFC, Kimber RCAs.
    Batcap




  2. #17
    hispls's Avatar
    hispls is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,040
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    15
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    2380 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    I know its not a constant tone and I have rise but even so. My XLs run filt tilt on heavy tracks for 30 minutes at a time when I take the interstate home. As long as the clipping is controled they stay nice and cool. Also about the 3.5 inch coils, I have no problem using them, DC recones are cheap and turn around is very fast.
    I've run upwards of 6K to a single sub. Doesn't mean that sub can handle that power for any length of time, simply means that I run that amp to that sub. Generally speaking any woofer of that level SHOULD be able to hold up to music well enough on a 5K amp, but that does not mean they're bullet proof.

    Realistically assuming you're running the subs at 1 ohm nominal load, the amp sees 2 ohm and up 95% of the time and probably in the neighborhood of 20 ohms at your loudest freq.

    Good luck with those 3.5" coils. If you think 160$ is a great price for a recone, have at it, and hope like hell DC doesn't discontinue that coil option or you're SOL




  3. #18
    bgowdy's Avatar
    bgowdy is offline Loud & Raggedy

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Campbellsville, Ky
    Posts
    7,085
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    82
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    2172 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by hispls View Post
    No can do. Pole piece is for 3"



    Wouldn't touch them with 10 foot pole then. You're stuck buying parts from DC. Old LV5 is pretty flexible and performs very well with Sundown Z recone kit.






    3" coil will handle 1200W continuously (50hz sine wave forever). Beyond that it's a matter of time before they fail from heat. You can build them to handle anything mechanically.

    Put your hand on a 100W light bulb and see how long you can hold it there.... now multiply that by 20 and that's what your coil has to deal with at 2KW
    hm.... i was curious because im going to be running my dtr3400 at .5 ohm



    99 HONDA ACCORD EX COUPE - *Raggedy Ann*
    1 AMERICAN BASS HD15 D1~ 4.25 CUBES NET ~ 7.5 AERO PORT(SONOTUBE FTW) ~ TUNED 36HZ
    SOUNDSTREAM TA1.3000D @ .5OHM DAILY
    STOCK 80AMP ALT ~ 1 STOCK & 2 AGM BATTS ~ BULLZ AUDIO 1/0 ~ 1/0 BIG 3
    144.5DB @ 40HZ ON THE DASH


    ~TOP SCORES~ #1. 148-DB DRV-DR OPEN ~ #2. 147.6-DB 30-SEC MUSIC AVG DRV-DR OPEN ~ #3. 145.8-DB LEGAL SEALED ON DASH ~2010 FCBC 450 STREET 3RD PLACE OVERALL & 2011 FCBC 450 STREET CHAMPION~
    YOUTUBE SEARCH->bgowdy31 & bgowdy3131~

  4. #19
    bgowdy's Avatar
    bgowdy is offline Loud & Raggedy

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Campbellsville, Ky
    Posts
    7,085
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    82
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    2172 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    With an 8 layer coil I think he rated them for 2k
    ok i should be ok with 2k. i run comps on music and running my dtr3400 at .5 ohm. thats the only time i run my system hard. riding around town i dont run more then half power unless im demoing



    99 HONDA ACCORD EX COUPE - *Raggedy Ann*
    1 AMERICAN BASS HD15 D1~ 4.25 CUBES NET ~ 7.5 AERO PORT(SONOTUBE FTW) ~ TUNED 36HZ
    SOUNDSTREAM TA1.3000D @ .5OHM DAILY
    STOCK 80AMP ALT ~ 1 STOCK & 2 AGM BATTS ~ BULLZ AUDIO 1/0 ~ 1/0 BIG 3
    144.5DB @ 40HZ ON THE DASH


    ~TOP SCORES~ #1. 148-DB DRV-DR OPEN ~ #2. 147.6-DB 30-SEC MUSIC AVG DRV-DR OPEN ~ #3. 145.8-DB LEGAL SEALED ON DASH ~2010 FCBC 450 STREET 3RD PLACE OVERALL & 2011 FCBC 450 STREET CHAMPION~
    YOUTUBE SEARCH->bgowdy31 & bgowdy3131~

  5. #20
    Kangaroux's Avatar
    Kangaroux is offline I put on



    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    9,873
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1608 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by bgowdy31 View Post
    ok i should be ok with 2k. i run comps on music and running my dtr3400 at .5 ohm. thats the only time i run my system hard. riding around town i dont run more then half power unless im demoing
    That rating is underrated obviously lol it will take way more than that, but that's sort of like his idiot-proof rating lol



    Please use when responding to someone! They will receive a notification and can get back to you sooner.

  6. #21
    wickedwitt's Avatar
    wickedwitt is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tahoka TX
    Posts
    3,022
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1018 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by hispls View Post
    Good luck with those 3.5" coils. If you think 160$ is a great price for a recone, have at it, and hope like hell DC doesn't discontinue that coil option or you're SOL
    Kicker did the same thing...so it's feasible re-cones may become a PSI only option.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    That rating is underrated obviously lol it will take way more than that, but that's sort of like his idiot-proof rating lol
    We all know there is no such thing as an idiot proof rating when clipping is introduced.



    Stupid Loud.

  7. #22
    Kangaroux's Avatar
    Kangaroux is offline I put on



    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    9,873
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1608 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwitt View Post
    Kicker did the same thing...so it's feasible re-cones may become a PSI only option.




    We all know there is no such thing as an idiot proof rating when clipping is introduced.
    You know what I mean..



    Please use when responding to someone! They will receive a notification and can get back to you sooner.

  8. Likes wickedwitt liked this post
  9. #23
    bgowdy's Avatar
    bgowdy is offline Loud & Raggedy

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Campbellsville, Ky
    Posts
    7,085
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    82
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    2172 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    That rating is underrated obviously lol it will take way more than that, but that's sort of like his idiot-proof rating lol
    true lol... ive been giving my sub more then 1000rms since ive had it. i mean with the rise id probly only see about 2500-2800 anyway



    99 HONDA ACCORD EX COUPE - *Raggedy Ann*
    1 AMERICAN BASS HD15 D1~ 4.25 CUBES NET ~ 7.5 AERO PORT(SONOTUBE FTW) ~ TUNED 36HZ
    SOUNDSTREAM TA1.3000D @ .5OHM DAILY
    STOCK 80AMP ALT ~ 1 STOCK & 2 AGM BATTS ~ BULLZ AUDIO 1/0 ~ 1/0 BIG 3
    144.5DB @ 40HZ ON THE DASH


    ~TOP SCORES~ #1. 148-DB DRV-DR OPEN ~ #2. 147.6-DB 30-SEC MUSIC AVG DRV-DR OPEN ~ #3. 145.8-DB LEGAL SEALED ON DASH ~2010 FCBC 450 STREET 3RD PLACE OVERALL & 2011 FCBC 450 STREET CHAMPION~
    YOUTUBE SEARCH->bgowdy31 & bgowdy3131~

  10. #24
    SPLaudio's Avatar
    SPLaudio is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    upstate ny
    Posts
    6,621
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    722 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    my 2k is underated

    prob is people are more impressed these days with how much a sub can handle vrs eff.

    i have seen a huge increase in dc recones as of lately people saying the coils didnt hold up.




  11. #25
    bgowdy's Avatar
    bgowdy is offline Loud & Raggedy

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Campbellsville, Ky
    Posts
    7,085
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    82
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    2172 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by SPLaudio View Post
    my 2k is underated

    prob is people are more impressed these days with how much a sub can handle vrs eff.

    i have seen a huge increase in dc recones as of lately people saying the coils didnt hold up.
    yea my friends failed as well. he a pair of the older ones and they never blew. he sold those and got a newer pair and 1 is blown the other smells really bad after like 10 seconds.



    99 HONDA ACCORD EX COUPE - *Raggedy Ann*
    1 AMERICAN BASS HD15 D1~ 4.25 CUBES NET ~ 7.5 AERO PORT(SONOTUBE FTW) ~ TUNED 36HZ
    SOUNDSTREAM TA1.3000D @ .5OHM DAILY
    STOCK 80AMP ALT ~ 1 STOCK & 2 AGM BATTS ~ BULLZ AUDIO 1/0 ~ 1/0 BIG 3
    144.5DB @ 40HZ ON THE DASH


    ~TOP SCORES~ #1. 148-DB DRV-DR OPEN ~ #2. 147.6-DB 30-SEC MUSIC AVG DRV-DR OPEN ~ #3. 145.8-DB LEGAL SEALED ON DASH ~2010 FCBC 450 STREET 3RD PLACE OVERALL & 2011 FCBC 450 STREET CHAMPION~
    YOUTUBE SEARCH->bgowdy31 & bgowdy3131~

  12. #26
    bgowdy's Avatar
    bgowdy is offline Loud & Raggedy

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Campbellsville, Ky
    Posts
    7,085
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    82
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    2172 Post(s)

    Re: DC Level 4XL 18 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by SPLaudio View Post
    my 2k is underated

    prob is people are more impressed these days with how much a sub can handle vrs eff.

    i have seen a huge increase in dc recones as of lately people saying the coils didnt hold up.
    But yea im going to be getting a recone and most of the people i have spoke to told me i should get it from you.



    99 HONDA ACCORD EX COUPE - *Raggedy Ann*
    1 AMERICAN BASS HD15 D1~ 4.25 CUBES NET ~ 7.5 AERO PORT(SONOTUBE FTW) ~ TUNED 36HZ
    SOUNDSTREAM TA1.3000D @ .5OHM DAILY
    STOCK 80AMP ALT ~ 1 STOCK & 2 AGM BATTS ~ BULLZ AUDIO 1/0 ~ 1/0 BIG 3
    144.5DB @ 40HZ ON THE DASH


    ~TOP SCORES~ #1. 148-DB DRV-DR OPEN ~ #2. 147.6-DB 30-SEC MUSIC AVG DRV-DR OPEN ~ #3. 145.8-DB LEGAL SEALED ON DASH ~2010 FCBC 450 STREET 3RD PLACE OVERALL & 2011 FCBC 450 STREET CHAMPION~
    YOUTUBE SEARCH->bgowdy31 & bgowdy3131~

Closed Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. FS: (2) DC Level 4XL 18s, motors, baskets recones...
    By basscort2009 in forum Subwoofer Classifieds
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-03-2012, 02:42 PM
  2. WTT: DC level 4xl 18 FOR DOUBLE DIN
    By jdmferio13 in forum Wanting to Trade (WTT) - Car Audio
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-20-2011, 08:48 PM
  3. WTB DC level 4xl 18
    By basscort2009 in forum Wanting to Buy (WTB) - Car Audio
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-18-2009, 01:11 PM
  4. Port tuning on a 18" DC Level 4XL
    By Z from Japan in forum Enclosure Design & Construction Help
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-25-2009, 03:35 PM

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum