Cone excursion - Xmax - and Lspcad

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1. Fred Seger Stunt Coordinator

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This is kinda of a combo question.
1) When you look at X-max specs are they always one-way?
2) When you look at cone-excursion results in Lspcad are they referring to the one way Xmax or total movement which is always greater than 2x-Xmax( I think)
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I'm modeling a 6.5" driver that has a 3.15mm Xmax according the spec. Do I need to keep the cone excursion under 3.15mm or 6.3 mm?
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>1) When you look at X-max specs are they always one-way?
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Correct.
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>2) When you look at cone-excursion results in Lspcad are they referring to the one way Xmax or total movement which is always greater than 2x-Xmax( I think)
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It shows peak-peak, with no consideration for Xmax, Xsus, or Xmech. It's up to you to know the various limits and multiply them 2x to see whether the driver's in trouble or not.
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>I'm modeling a 6.5" driver that has a 3.15mm Xmax according the spec. Do I need to keep the cone excursion under 3.15mm or 6.3 mm?
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Yes, if Xmax is your personal limit, to keep distortion very low.
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3. Fred Seger Stunt Coordinator

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I used to use WinISD to model woofers/speakers. I don't think most people know that WinISD has no consideration for cone excursion when it plots the output. It's VERY important to consider this when designing a subwoofer or speaker. LspCAD is much better in that respect I think.

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>LspCAD is much better in that respect I think.
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My pleasure!
And evey other. WinISD is dangerous IMO due to this, and its errors.
I use BoxPlot 3.0 for quick comparisons, as it shows Vd limitations, and I've yet to catch it in a serious error.
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