Shiva VS. Pearless 12" XLS

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  1. rich r

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    hey all

    I currrenly own a shiva mkIII and love the output of it when coupled to a 250w plate amp for HT


    I recently started doing my car stereo and tested the shiva with about 200w load @4 ohm. My first impressions were good but there just wasnt enough juice to provide the output that I was after.

    I did some research and I ran into the PEarless xls!! For those who dont know know its a 2ohm coil
    94Db eff @ 2.8v
    300w power handling (max/nom? )
    xmax of 13mm
    fs of 28 hz

    the numbers are apealing to me but I would like to know if anyone has heard one of these and how they compare to the shiva.

    I am worried that the xls will sound some what slugish or less responive than the shiva due to the suge surround ??

    Also keep in mind that I would like to put the sub in the smallest box possible.

    any opinons are welcomed

    thanks
    Rich R
     
  2. Brendan_Lewis

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    Rich,

    I've had one of these in my Jeep.
    It does not sound sluggish at all.
    I've never put my shiva in a car but I was happy with sound quality and tiny box size of the XLS.

    They are releasing an XXLS soon, it was demo'd at CES. I believe I saw the notes on this site?
     
  3. rich r

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    Brendan,

    thats good to hear you are running a xls. what are your box dimensions and f3's

    I have yet to do any simulations. I am still doing preliminary research and getting peoples personal opinions (numbers do not mean everything to me )

    thanks
    Rich
     

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