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Re: Which 12-18" Speaker gives the punchiest bass?

Postby mikehende » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:10 pm

Whoa, that's high end stuff like Danley.
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Re: Which 12-18" Speaker gives the punchiest bass?

Postby ef37a » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:00 am

As other peeps have said, define "punchy". There are many parameters* to a bass "reproducer"...

LF cut off,
Maximum SPL (for some specified amount of THD)
Power handling (slippery one that and of course related to SPL)
Transient response. (that is also in the gift of the driving amplifier. Most can be assumed to have a near zero output impedance. Not valves mind!)

The above are of course partly determined motor specifications and cabinet type and size and all are compromises one with the other. And, most importantly of all. How much are you prepared to pay!

*A good read of the work of Richard H Small might enlighten you. Then you can explain it all to me!

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Re: Which 12-18" Speaker gives the punchiest bass?

Postby blinddrew » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:50 am

mikehende wrote:Whoa, that's high end stuff like Danley.
Bass is difficult, it's the laws of physics, so it costs a lot.
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Re: Which 12-18" Speaker gives the punchiest bass?

Postby Dave Rowles » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:20 pm

mikehende wrote:Whoa, that's high end stuff like Danley.

Yeah, but it will give you an awesome bass sound.

I thought I would highlight the other issue, in that you've not really given us a budget. with all of these things budget is key, and letting us know how much you want to spend will make it a lot easier for us to give better recommendations.
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