AV12 for automotive application

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Chris*Liberti, May 2, 2003.

  1. I am just wondering how well the AV12 works for automotive use? I just bought a new car and I am considering using one in a sealed box. Thanks for any info
     
  2. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    It'll work great because it doesn't need too big of a box, and it should sound just as good in a car as a HT. You'll also get some cabin gain (added sound pressure due to the smaller volume of a car).

    A benefit is you won't get boomy bass like some of the other mainstream car audio drivers, and the driver will be able to hit deep and loud.
     
  3. Shawn Solar

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    just ordered two not to long ago. planning 35L sealed, each with 500watts a piece. Or a single ported with a 4 inch flared port tuned to 23hz and 80L
     
  4. Thanks for the encouraging info I just may have to do it. So for a single 12 about 17-18L sealed would work well? Also what about power around 300-500 watts? What would in car response be? about 25-200hz or better?
     
  5. Shawn Solar

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    I am going to go 35litre heavy fill. should give me a qtc of around .6 . anywhere from 300watts to 500watts should be plenty. my credit card just got billed too. $497 plus taxes for two for all you Canadians at the pre-ordered price. figure another $25 per woofer now the sale is over.
     
  6. Cool, I'll have to do some plugging in WinISD, I am looking at a low Q setup, aroun .5-.55 to give me some nice tight bass.
     
  7. JimRHIT

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    AV12 - 1.5 cubes sealed
    Tempest - 4.25 ft ported to 24Hz
    EVO 12 - .85 ft sealed
    MASS 12 - 1.15 sealed
    Infinity Kappa - 1.15 sealed
    All driven by Kenwood Excelon for 400W rms

    Sound Quality
    Mass
    AV12 ties EVO
    Infinity
    Tempest

    Extension
    TEMPEST!
    MASS
    AV12
    Evo
    Infinity

    Loudness
    TIE!!! AV12 ties Tempest
    MASS a very close second
    EVO
    Infinity

    So, you can see in good company, the AV12 does QUITE WELL. I would wholeheartedly suggest this guy at $140 or even $165. One hell of a deal.

    Note: all of this testing was done in the same vehicle and only our ears were the judge...but we all left quite impressed with Stryke Audio

    Good luck chosing and keep us updated

    jim
     

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