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    power handling or cone area?

    I'm currently working on two builds and need advice... I'm my honda accord I have 2 arc audio 15d4s in small sealed recommended enclosure pushed by a dc 2.0k, I'm wanting to step up to 1 dc xl 15 in a ported box. Will I be upgrading? Also I have an alpine type x 12 on arc audio ks 1000.1 should I step that to a dc level 3? Thanks for the guidance, just sick of wasting money...







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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    not gonna see very much changes in either situation... not enough for it to be worth it in my opinion.



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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    yeah waste of time bud




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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    Well the xl in ported box hit deeper/lower? Will I be living quality?

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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    Quote Originally Posted by ironman View Post
    Well the xl in ported box hit deeper/lower? Will I be living quality?

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    if you tune it low then it'll hit lower but its not gonna be louder when its tuned really low.



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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    Chances are that you won't increase sound pressure in those scenarios unless you significantly increase the power you're sending the subs. And even then, there are a lot of other factors in play.



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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    Factors such as?




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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    Quote Originally Posted by ironman View Post
    Factors such as?
    Most importantly, the box the sub is in. Also, location of the box in the vehicle, the sub in the box and the port. Also, xmax of the single sub relative to that of the dual subs you removed.

    Generally speaking, you need to double either cone area or power in order to see an appreciable increase in sound pressure. So when you halve cone area you would need to quadruple power in order to make the same sound pressure... all other things being equal.



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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    The xmax of arc subs is 18mm where as the xl is around 26, if box is build to spec I figured I would get better lows, but I don't want to lose clarity, that's my only hold back because this is my daily car




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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    Quote Originally Posted by ironman View Post
    The xmax of arc subs is 18mm where as the xl is around 26, if box is build to spec I figured I would get better lows, but I don't want to lose clarity, that's my only hold back because this is my daily car
    how does that hold you back?




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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    I know dc is mainly spl... how is there sound quality?




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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    I would keep what you have and just get a custom box.. One built around your cars cabin gain...




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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    i second that , i think your gonna waste alot more money , get a box built or buy plans from a big name box designer and go to town try using polyfil ,eq ,crossover , processor , there are many other things you can do to get your subs to hit lower , just do a little research




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    Re: power handling or cone area?

    Where is a good box designer online?




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    Re: power handling or cone area?

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