Subs with two drivers

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  1. GregBe

    GregBe Second Unit

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    All things being equal, if a sub has 2 10" drivers in it, is it the same thing as having two seperate 10" subs?
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    Benihana Stunt Coordinator

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    It could have, or not have as much output as 2 separate 10's, depends on what kind of subs. And its not the same as 2 separate tens, instead of using 1 larger driver, they use 2 smaller size ones to get the benefit of a larger surface area and use a smaller box, and gain some speed.
     
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    It really depends on the design. If they are loaded together, then it's really to reduce distortion, and won't provide any real extra output, for instance.
     
  4. Kevin C Brown

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    My impression is that 1 sub with 2 10's is better than 2 separate 10's, and the reason is that if they are in one box, you *can* get deeper extension because the manufacturer probably eq'ed them such that in addition to greater output, you get lower extension due to the great area.

    In the 2 separate sub case, you get greater output, but no benefit to lower extension because they are both singularly limited to what they each individually are.

    I can't explain it right, but maybe you get the idea. [​IMG] For low end extension anyway.
     
  5. BrianWoerndle

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    There are many different designs for subs that use 2 drivers. In most cases the 2 driver actually does not have a magnet and is a passive radiator. In that case it acts much like a port would.
     

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