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  1. Just keep in mind, if you want to use any of the BEQs that don't list S, you'll need to convert Q to S. I recommend Excel to do the grunt work. There's a bit of discussion about that earlier in this thread:
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  2. Good points. What if you were building a 16cu ft cab for a single $500 18". How do 2 15's a few 12's or even a bunch of 10's or 8's compare in the same space? Things like that. It's often easier to find the smaller drivers with specs that are closer to what is needed. They usually have a smaller voice coil so inductance can be lower and the smaller SD makes it easier to find drivers with a moderate to low Qts. Cheaper to replace if one blows and multiple smaller coils to share power often ups the long term thermal handling substantially. Way back when I was working on improving the GH I had a mocked up version using 6 Alpine 10's. Looked good really. Sad thing was the 6 SWR-10D2's were slightly cheaper than the single 18" LMS driver. Little bit heavy with 6 of them though and I found the issue with running drivers in series along the path length of a tapped horn. People talk all kinds of crap about Bose but they have some of the best engineering talent around. it's just that their team is often given the task of making the most out of the absolute cheapest drivers that can be bought in order to maximize profits. They do a good job with it. I almost feel sorry for them not ever getting to use their skills on the transducers themselves. If they actually had a chance to use a $100 (At Bose cost) bass driver instead of ones that literally are probably <$5, they could probably do some impressive things.
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  3. I remember when a Bose Acoustimass module with two 5.25" drivers put a big grin on my face. Later I thought a 12" Velodyne was just insane...then a 15"...then a 18"...then two 18s...etc...etc...etc. When I have GTGs and I see people's first exposure to 130db and now 140db I remember reacting that way but it doesn't last. I mean seriously, on the boards now days there's nothing special about a 8x18" system. Crazy.
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  4. It is more fun. I like to throw in that while sealed gets it done, it's just so inefficient in the process (producing <Fs content). I mean, c'mon... to even sorta achieve what I want to achieve I have FOURTEEN 18's in a small room and it's still.... not enough.
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