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ROBM3
01-07-2004, 03:07 PM
I just ordered an 8" Elemental design sub (e8a4.4) today from
Genuine Canadian Audio (http://www.genuinecanadianaudio.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_24)

They are really good people top deal with. They answered all my email promptly. They are currently having a sale on the elemental 8" sub.

http://www.genuinecanadianaudio.com/catalog/images/eD/e8A_44.jpg

Here are the specs to build a nice ported box for it.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/im2/boxcuts/8%20rec%20vented.jpg

sealed:
http://www.edesignaudio.com/im2/boxcuts/8%20rec%20sealed.jpg

More INFO (http://www.edesignaudio.com/) on Elemental design products.

Miguel
01-07-2004, 03:55 PM
I thought you said sealed boxes were better;)

ROBM3
01-07-2004, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by Miguel
I thought you said sealed boxes were better;)

In hatchbacks, ported are better.

Slowered318
01-07-2004, 05:09 PM
why not just buy a larger sub so you don't have to build that huge box to get 30 hz out of a 8"

Miguel
01-07-2004, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by ROBM3
In hatchbacks, ported are better.

Sorry bub, in all cars. Sealed boxes are for newbs.

tlaselva
01-07-2004, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by Miguel
Sorry bub, in all cars. Sealed boxes are for newbs.

I tend to perfer sealed.
The bass is tighter.

ROBM3
01-08-2004, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by tlaselva
I tend to perfer sealed.
The bass is tighter.

I hate tight bass ! I love to get pounded by bass.

I tried a kicker 10L7 in a sealed and ported box in my crx.
There is no comparison. Even the audio shop said the ported box is 100x better !

In Sealed, you need XXXX more amount of power to get the same performance out of a sub, than a ported enclosure.

Miguel
01-08-2004, 04:18 AM
Originally posted by tlaselva
I tend to perfer sealed.
The bass is tighter.

Are you sure the box was built correctly? Could the components have been off or of a lower calibre? A correctly built ported box + a good sub should provide better punch than a sealed enclosure.

ROBM3
01-08-2004, 04:19 AM
Miguel is right.

///M3
01-09-2004, 03:41 AM
hey rob how much did it cost u

ROBM3
01-09-2004, 03:47 AM
Originally posted by ///M3
hey rob how much did it cost u

$259 + Tax. Shipping included.
http://www.genuinecanadianaudio.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_24

You must be a member to order that sub from them. They are the only distributors for ED in Canada.

Elemental Designs are located in IOWA.

///M3
01-09-2004, 04:04 AM
when do u expect to get it?

ROBM3
01-09-2004, 04:06 AM
Sometime next week. I need to build a box for it.

Slowered318
01-09-2004, 04:07 AM
no offence dude.. but i really don't get it.. what's so special about this sub? you can buy a nice 8 or 10" local that should sound just as good as this one?

plus the flat cone.. or should i say umm flat diaphram cause it's not a cone. has less surface area, so it's more like a 7" speaker your buying there

ROBM3
01-09-2004, 04:10 AM
Originally posted by Slowered318
no offence dude.. but i really don't get it.. what's so special about this sub? you can buy a nice 8 or 10" local that should sound just as good as this one?

Do your research sir.... that's all I will say..

I like to have exclusive, hard to get things... lol

No really, ED subs are some of the best sounding subs out there right now.

Slowered318
01-09-2004, 04:11 AM
Originally posted by ROBM3
Do your research sir.... that's all I will say..

I like to have exclusive, hard to get things... lol

No really, ED subs are some of the best sounding subs out there right now.

I do do my research.. read above

the only gain you can get from a flat driver is phase allignment.. but that's not an issue with sub freqency